Associate Professor / Assistant Professor - Faculty of Social Sciences

Hong Kong (HK)
08 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
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 :

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
Faculty of Social Sciences             
(Post Ref.: 16/207/TH)

The Faculty of Social Sciences ( encompasses the Department of Applied Psychology, the Department of Economics, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Sociology and Social Policy. We are an integral part of the University’s mission to become an internationally recognised liberal arts university.  We aim to provide our students with a broad and coherent intellectual base for understanding various contemporary economic, political, psychological and social issues, especially those related to public and social policy.  Over the years, our colleagues have gained local and international recognitions in relevant subject areas.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the faculty web site and programme web site ( for more information.
Applications are invited from candidates specializing in any of the following three social science fields: economics, political science and sociology.  Knowledge in global studies and ability to teach a course on Hong Kong in a globalized world is preferred but not a requirement.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Economics/Political Science/Sociology or a related discipline and have a passion for teaching and research.  Applicants should have relevant teaching experience and a sound track record in research and scholarly activities.

Applicants should provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.  The successful appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and to engage actively in research and contribute to the scholarly activities of the relevant department.


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 (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.

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