Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer In Accountancy

Hong Kong (HK)
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 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 posts, which will be tenable from mid-August 2017 or by mutual agreement :
Department of Accountancy
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer
(Post Ref.: 16/161/TH)

In line with the University’s strategy, the Department of Accountancy is committed to producing undergraduates with a broad-based liberal arts education to cope with the challenge of the Accounting profession.  In the forthcoming year, the Department has vacancies for the post of Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Senior lecturer and Lecturer.  The department has a record of high quality teaching.  All appointees are expected to contribute to teaching excellence.
General Requirements
While we welcome research in all areas, our current research focus is on Auditing and Taxation.  For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have a PhD degree in Accountancy plus at least five years of relevant experience and a sound track record in research and scholarly activities.  For appointment as Assistant Professor, candidates should have a PhD degree in Accountancy, with relevant teaching experience, a good research record and must demonstrate good potential in publishing high quality papers.  CPA qualifications and relevant professional experience are preferred.  For appointment as Senior Lecturer, candidates should normally have a doctoral degree in the relevant discipline, a CPA and substantial work experience in Accountancy.  For appointment as Lecturer, candidates should have a master’s degree in the relevant discipline, a CPA and substantial work experience in Accountancy.

Applicants with teaching interests in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: Auditing; Intermediate Accounting; Company Law; Legal Aspects of Business; and General Education courses.

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. 
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 as Assistant Professor or above 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.  Appointment as Senior Lecturer / Lecturer will be normally made on a fixed-term contract of up to two years.
Application Procedure
Applicants are invited to send 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).  Applicants shall 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
Review of applications will commence from December 2016 and continue until the posts are filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, or to fill the posts by invitation or by search.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.