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201020 Chair Professor / Professor, Lingnan University

Job Description

Post Ref.: 20/221/W

Position Title: Chair Professor / Professor

Department: Cities and Urban Studies

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. 

Lingnan University is ranked 2nd worldwide for "Quality Education" in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020, and leaped 20 places in the overall QS World University Rankings 2021 as well as being in the top 35 in "International Faculty".  Lingnan was named one of the "Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia" by Forbes in 2015.


Lingnan Strategic Faculty Recruitment

Lingnan University aspires to excel as Asia’s leading liberal arts university with outstanding teaching and learning, scholarship and community engagement.  In line with the University’s Strategic Plan 2019-2025 to build scholarly and research capabilities in designated strategic areas over the next few years, with a special focus on cross-Faculty collaborations in multi-disciplinary research and teaching programmes, we now invite applications from around the globe for various interdisciplinary academic positions at the rank from Postdoctoral Fellow to Chair Professor.


  Chair Professor / Professor

  Cities and Urban Studies

  (Post Ref.: 20/221/W)


The University invites applications from candidates specializing in Urban and Regional Studies, in particular, Cities and Urban Studies.  Candidates should have an international reputation of interdisciplinary scholarship in one or more of the following areas: (1) Geography; (2) Urban Studies; (3) Urban Sociology; and (4) Cities and Policy Studies.

For appointment at the rank of Chair Professor, appointee will be expected to provide strong academic leadership in both research and teaching, and to contribute to the administration and management of the Department, and to the development of the Faculty. The appointee will join the School of Graduate Studies ( and the Faculty of Social Science ( and will be expected to provide strong leadership in research and knowledge transfer activities to research centre / institute with focus on cities and social change, and policy studies.


General Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline, a distinguished record of publications in leading journals and academic achievements, and experience in academic administration.  For appointment at the rank of Chair Professor, candidates should have (a) a strong international reputation and an outstanding track record of high impact research publications and competitive research grants; (b) strong research leadership capabilities and experience, with a commitment to helping other faculty develop their research and providing research supervision to students; and (c) previous administrative leadership experience at the Department or Faculty level will be a distinct advantage.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  Candidates are required to provide evidence of quality teaching and information on their research records. Strong grant records and international / regional research collaborations are expected. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department, the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication. 



Internationally competitive start-up packages are available for the successful candidate.  A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund (retirement benefits scheme), gratuity, and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointment with substantiation/tenure 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 to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in PDF 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/level 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 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 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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