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Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow, MWOP, Department of Psychology

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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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 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. Anticipating the establishment of the School of Data Science, Lingnan strives to enhance innovation and technology research to drive a positive impact in the society and the world. Building upon Lingnan’s existing strength 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:

Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow
Master of Science in Work and Organisational Psychology Programme
Department of Psychology
(Post Ref.: 24/67

The Department of Psychology ( is the latest establishment in the Faculty of Social Sciences. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team based at the Department of Psychology. The Department builds on the strengths of faculty in the field of positive occupational health psychology, psychological well-being, social psychology, and cross-cultural psychology. In line with the liberal arts tradition of the University, the Department is also strongly committed to providing high quality teaching and a supportive learning environment to students.

General Requirements

The applicants should have a Ph.D degree in Psychology with relevant teaching experience and an excellent publication track record. Applicants are required to provide information on their research grant records and evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experiences of writing competitive grant proposals will be a distinct advantage. The appointees should be able to take up teaching duties in master-level psychology courses. The ability to teach “Research Methods in Work Psychology”, ‘Occupational Health Psychology”, “Psychology of IT at Work”, “Consumer Psychology” and “Social Problem Solving and Decision Making in the Modern World” is mostly preferred. The appointee will conduct scholarly research, assist in the supervision of student research projects and consultancy projects for research centre, and perform other duties as assigned. The appointees are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to fringe benefits which include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity and incoming passage and baggage allowance. Experienced candidate may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor. Appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Application Procedure

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

Review of applications will commence from March 2024 and continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

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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