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Professor / Associate Professor, Department of English

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

Lingnan University is one of the eight publicly funded institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Lingnan University is a global leader in providing quality education focusing on whole-person development and conducting high-impact research for a better world. Moving forward, Lingnan University aspires to become a leading research-intensive liberal arts institution in the digital era.

Lingnan University’s Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, School of Data Science, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Interdisciplinary Studies run undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes. Its liberal arts education model blends the arts, science, and elements around human and humanities. Lingnan University strives to enhance innovation and technology research to drive a positive impact in the society and the world. Building upon Lingnan University’s existing strength in combining the best of the Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, the University will leverage its geographical strength in the Northern Metropolis and pioneer the liberal arts education model in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond. Further information about Lingnan University is available at

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Professor/Associate Professor
Department of English
(Post Ref.: 24/205

The Department of English ( of Lingnan University now invites applications for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor specializing in Literature.

General Requirements

Successful candidates should have a relevant PhD and are required to provide evidence of teaching and research achievements commensurate with their career stage. Specialization is open and we welcome applications from scholars working in all periods of literature in English.

An appointee at the level of Associate Professor is required to possess a) an excellent track record of scholarly publication in internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals and with major scholarly presses, b) successful record of external grant projects, and c) a broad experience in teaching and course development. In addition to fulfilling the conditions above, an appointee at the Professor level should be established as an internationally prominent scholar in his/her field of specialization. Appointees at either level should demonstrate the potential to take on management and leadership roles within the department.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. Candidates are required to provide information on their research records, evidence of quality teaching and details of their administrative experience.


The conditions of appointment will be highly competitive. The rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may normally lead to longer-term appointment with the possibility of consideration for substantiation. For appointment at the rank of Professor, appointment with substantiation may be considered.

Application Procedure

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicant's consent has been given for their providing references. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

If you have previously sent your application to us, you are not required to submit your application again. Your application has been kept on file and will be considered again.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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