Chair Professor / Professor - Department of Economics

Hong Kong (HK)
18 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
17 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 post, which will be tenable from mid-August 2017 or by mutual agreement :

Chair Professor / Professor
Department of Economics             
(Post Ref.: 16/169/TH)

The Department of Economics ( is a multi-cultural community of academics dedicated to excellence in teaching and research.  Both of the two recent Research Assessment Exercises have rated Lingnan University’s Department of Economics among the top performers in research output in Hong Kong.  Its undergraduate teaching is in the context of an inter-disciplinary social sciences programme, where students can opt for different discipline majors or interdisciplinary areas of interest.  The Department also offers MPhil and PhD degrees in economics, as well as a taught programme of MSc in International Banking and Finance.
The Department invites applications from candidates specializing in any field of economics.  Expertise in Chinese economy, macroeconomics or financial economics will be an advantage.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in relevant discipline and have a passion for teaching and research.  The successful candidate is expected to teach and provide research supervision to undergraduates and postgraduates across a range of subject areas in economics.  For appointment as Chair Professor, the candidate is expected to be a renowned scholar of international standing with an outstanding publication record.  The candidate will be expected to provide academic leadership in both research and teaching.  For appointment as Professor, candidates should have substantial research and teaching experience with significant recent scholarly publications in leading journals and academic achievements.  The appointee will be expected to provide supervision for MPhil and PhD students and to mentor and collaborate with junior faculty on research projects.  Applicants 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 will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation.  Appointment with substantiation can be considered.

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 (852) 2891-5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format).  Review of applications will commence from December 2016 and continue until the post is filled. 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.