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201020 Assistant Professor, Lingnan University

Job Description

Post Ref.: 20/224/W

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Sociology and Social Policy

Institution: Lingnan University


Job Posting Details

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 School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society.  Applications are now invited for the following post:


Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Social Policy

(Post Ref.:20/224/W)


The Department of Sociology and Social Policy ( brings together local and international scholars with research experience and publication record in the major areas of sociology and social policy.  The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in sociology and social policy, and is a recipient of the University’s Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Awards. The Department hosts the MSocSc Programme in Comparative Social Policy (International), and co-hosts the Health and Social Services Management stream with the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies. We have been successful in winning external competitive grant, and attracting MPhil and PhD students from around the world, including the awardees of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.


General Requirements

We are looking for an active researcher who could contribute to the academic profile of the Department, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, and teach courses offered by the Department.  The courses on offer are available on the departmental website.  The normal teaching load is around 6 hours per week per semester.  The appointment is expected to start in August 2021 or soon thereafter.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in sociology or a related discipline, with relevant teaching experience and publication record.  For this post, we are looking for a scholar who works in any area of sociology.  A record of obtaining research grants will be a distinct advantage.

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 and collegiality; engage actively in research and grant applications; and contribute to scholarly activities and services in the Department and the University.  Shortlisted applicants may be required to submit a sample of publications.



The conditions of appointment will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointees.

Appointments 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 send 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).  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 you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.  Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site:  Enquiries can be directed to


Review of applications will start on 16 November 2020 and will continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.


The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, or to fill the posts by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



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