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Professor, Department of History

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Closing date
14 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 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:

Department of History
(Post Ref.: 24/241

The Department of History ( invites applications for a Professor in any area of specialty within the discipline of history. The Department has existing strength in the studies of Chinese history, Hong Kong history, Japanese history, Pacific history, Southeast Asian history, British history, digital history, as well as various subfields including media, gender, animal, and environmental studies. Candidates whose research and teaching interests that either build upon or expand beyond our existing clusters, working on any region and period, are all welcome to apply.

The appointee is also expected to assume the role of the Head of the History Department upon his /her appointment, for at least one 3-year term. In this capacity, the appointee will manage and lead the department, and take on leadership roles within the university at large.

General Requirements

The appointee is expected to an internationally prominent scholar in his/her field of specialization.

More specifically, he/she should possess (i) an excellent track record of scholarly publications in internationally leading peer-reviewed journals and with major scholarly presses, (ii) a successful grant records, (iii) broad experience in teaching and course development, and (iv) substantive administrative and institution-building experience.


The conditions of appointment will be competitive. The 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 lead to longer-term appointments with possibility of consideration for substantiation. Appointment with substantiation will be considered for the highly qualified candidate.

Application Procedure (online applications only)

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.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will 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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