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Assistant Professor of Teaching / Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of History

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Closing date
20 Jul 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 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:

Assistant Professor of Teaching / Associate Professor of Teaching
Department of History
(Post Ref.: 24/96

The Department of History is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Teaching. The appointee will be primarily dedicated to the teaching and administration of the Core Curriculum course China in World History (CCC8014). It is a survey of world history with a focus on the role that China played historically from antiquity to the present day, and is a required course for all undergraduates at the university. Candidates with research specialty and teaching experience in the world history are encouraged to apply. Candidates with specialized knowledge in Chinese history (of any period) will have distinct advantage. The appointee may also teach courses in his/her area of specialty and advise capstone projects after fulfilling his/her duties for the Core Curriculum course.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline by the time of the appointment in August 2024, with evidence of excellence in classroom teaching, course development and curricular innovation in a university setting. Evidence of contributions to the scholarship of teaching, in the form of teaching-related publications and conference presentations, will be viewed positively. The teaching load will be 24 credit hours per year, most or all of which will be dedicated to the instruction of the Core Curriculum course China in World History.


The conditions of appointment will be 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.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of normally up to three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment.

Application Procedure

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Please submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent teaching evaluations in the online application system. 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. Enquiries can be directed to the Head of the Department of History, Professor Vincent Leung (

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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