Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - Department of Translation
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 the doctoral level in various disciplines. Applications are now invited for the following post:
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Department of Translation
Post Ref.: 18/113/TH
The Department of Translation sets out to provide an education in bilingual studies which can produce graduates with competence in Chinese and English as well as a capacity to think critically and independently. One of its central features is the equal emphasis on translation as a profession and as an academic discipline. Another feature is the importance attached to the socio-cultural environment of the Chinese and English languages. The appointee will be required to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Translation Theory and Practice, Interpreting (English and Cantonese or/and Putonghua), Comparative Literature and Culture, Computer-aided Translation, and Film and Audiovisual Translation. Appointees are expected to have excellent command of Chinese and English, and experience of teaching Translation (both theory and practice) and Interpreting will be an advantage. Further information on the Department and its programmes and activities can be found on the Department’s website: http://www.LN.edu.hk/tran/.
Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline. For appointment as Professor, candidates should have substantial research and teaching experience with significant scholarly publications in leading journals and prestigious publishers. 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. For appointment as Assistant Professor, candidates should have relevant teaching experience and a good research record.
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.
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.
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, or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format) by 1 July 2018. 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.