Artist-in-Residence (Spring Semester of 2021) in the Department of Visual Studies

Hong Kong
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 27, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Employment Type
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 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:


Artist-in-Residence (Spring Semester of 2021)

Department of Visual Studies

Post Ref.: 20/202/C


The Department of Visual Studies (VS) at Lingnan University offers a multi-disciplinary course of study, focusing on art history and film art and complementing with interdisciplinary subjects, such as philosophical aesthetics, creative arts and well-being. The VS curriculum emphasises the history, theory and expression of visual arts and material culture in China, East Asia and the West. It also offers experiential, object- and skill-based learning through fieldtrips, studio practice, curatorial training and internships. VS admits about 30 undergraduate majors and a small number of MPhil and PhD students per academic year.


Launched in 2006, the Artist-in-Residence Programme brings students into contact with a range of art and film practitioners with expertise in multiple areas, such as filmmaking, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography and new media. A considerable number of artists from Hong Kong and abroad were invited to teach studio arts for undergraduate students, provide consultation, give public talks and organise exhibitions or film screenings together with Lingnan students. For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Programme, please visit This advertisement is addressed to non-local artists wishing to be in residence during the Spring semester of 2021.


General Requirements

Applicants should have an MFA degree or related qualifications and strong track records of creative practice, art projects and international awards. They should also have a passion for nurturing students’ interest in visual and media arts. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates who have some experience of teaching in higher education and can provide evidence of high-quality teaching are of particular interest. During the period of residency, 8 January to 31 May 2021, the visiting artist will teach a 3-credit studio course in his/her area of expertise, deliver public talk(s), develop new project(s) and supervise students to produce works for inclusion in a group exhibition or a film screening. The visiting artist is also expected to make use of the Jonathan KS Choi Art Studio at the University as the primary site for artistic production and class consultation.



The conditions of appointment will be competitive. The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund and incoming passage allowance for the eligible appointee. On-campus accommodation will be provided, as appropriate. A large, light multi-purpose Art Studio suitable for ceramics, painting and other kinds of artistic production will also be provided. The Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery of Lingnan University, among other venues, is available to showcase completed works.


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) by 30 September 2020. Applicants should provide names and contact information of 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 website: 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.

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