Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - Modern Chinese Literature

Hong Kong (HK)
20 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.  Applications are now invited for the following post, which will be tenable from mid-August 2017 or by mutual agreement :

Department of Chinese
Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Modern Chinese Literature)
(Post Ref.: 16/155/TH)

The Department of Chinese ( offers courses at both bachelor and postgraduate levels.  The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree programme includes areas of classical, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese language and linguistics, comparative literature and literary theories, as well as media, news and creative writing.  The programme emphasizes multi-perspective literary studies as well as creative writing and communicative skills. The appointee will teach mainly in the areas of modern literature and culture (including the late Qing period). He/She is also expected to contribute to the Department’s various research and teaching initiatives. 

General Requirements
Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline.  For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience and a good track record in research and scholarly activities.  In the case of stellar credentials, the University may consider making an appointment at the rank of Professor.  An appointment as Assistant Professor is also a possibility for junior candidates who have relevant teaching experience (at least three years) and a good research record.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  The appointee should demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence.  Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Administrative experience will be an advantage.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.  The appointee is 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.

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, housing benefits 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 appointment with possibility of consideration for substantiation. 

Application Procedure
Applicants are invited to forward their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format) by December 10, 2016.  Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references.  Please specify the post/level you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.  Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site :  Enquiries can be directed to

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.