Professor/Associate Professor in Cultural Studies

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
27 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 :

Professor/Associate Professor
Department of Cultural Studies
Post Ref.: 17/180/TH

The Department (http://www.LN.edu.hk/cultural/) offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Cultural Studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation.  It admits postgraduate research students leading to the award of MPhil and PhD degrees.  The Department also offers a self-financed taught programme leading to the Master degree of Cultural Studies and will soon launch a new taught programme leading to the Master degree of Performance Studies.

Requirements 
Candidates should have a PhD degree in a cognate field of study, experience in academic administration and team-work, a distinguished record of research and publications, and an international reputation of trans-disciplinary/interdisciplinary scholarship in one or more of the following areas: cultural theory, pedagogy, performance studies, gender/sexuality, politics of knowledge, postcolonial studies, cultural geography, digital cultural studies, media culture and cultural industry. A demonstrable interest in cultural studies in Asia (including inter-Asian projects) will be a definite advantage. The successful applicant will be expected to work with senior faculty in providing strong academic leadership in curriculum development, teaching and research. For appointment as Professor, candidates should have substantial research and teaching experience with significant scholarly publications in leading journals and academic achievements.  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 in the areas mentioned above. The appointee will be required to conduct teaching and research, engage in knowledge transfer projects, and take up service duties. 

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, and will be expected to apply for external competitive research grants, publish in reputable international journals in the field and contribute to the department’s post-graduate degree programmes. Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching. Administrative experience will be an advantage.

Appointment

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.  For appointment at the rank of Professor, appointment with substantiation will normally be considered.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format) by 15 November 2017.  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 : http://www.LN.edu.hk.  Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.  

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.