Associate Professor / Assistant Professor - Department of Translation

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Hong Kong (HK)
28 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
28 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 January 2017 or by mutual agreement :

Department of Translation
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
(Post Ref.: 16/44/TH)

The Translation Programme sets out to provide an education in bilingual studies which can produce graduates with competence in Chinese and English as well as a capacity to think for themselves.  One of its central features is the equal emphasis on Translation as a profession and as an academic discipline.  Another feature is the importance attached to the socio-cultural environment of the Chinese and English languages.  The appointee will be required to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Translation, Interpreting (English and Cantonese or/and Putonghua), Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies.  Excellent command of Chinese and English is a must, and experience of teaching Translation (both theory and practice) and Interpreting will be an advantage.  Further information on the Department and its programmes and activities can be found on the Department’s website:

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.  For appointment as Assistant Professor, candidates should have relevant teaching experience 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.  For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or above, candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Administrative experience will be an advantage.


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 normally 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 14 October 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  (Note: Previous applicants do not need to reapply.)

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.