Assis. Prof./Research Assis. Prof./Assoc. Prof./Research Assoc. Prof. - Sociology & Social Policy

Hong Kong (HK)
08 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
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 2018 or by mutual agreement:

Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Research Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
(Post Ref.:17/156/TH)

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy

( combines teaching and research in sociology and social policy.  It contributes with the Department of Economics, Department of Applied Psychology and the Department of Political Science to the Social Sciences Programmes in the University.  Applicants are recommended to visit the departmental web site and programme web site ( for more information.

Areas of teaching specialization are open but applicants should be able to contribute to existing courses offered by the department and to offer new Sociology courses as appropriate.  The courses currently offered by the department are available on its website.

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Sociology or a related discipline with relevant teaching experience, excellent publication and competitive grants records.

Applicants should provide information on their research interests and research plans, teaching portfolio, and evidence of quality teaching.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.  The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, engage actively in research and contribute to the scholarly activities and service in the Department and the University.


The conditions of appointment will be competitive.  The rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment will be at Assistant / Research Assistant Professor rank. Approval for an appointment at Associate / Research Associate Professor level may be sought in the case of a candidate with an exceptional academic record.  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 appointments 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 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format).

Consideration of applicants will begin in mid-October 2017 and will 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.

Similar jobs