Associate Professor, Media and Creative Industries

Location
Hong Kong
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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.

 

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.

 

Associate Professor

Media and Creative Industries

Post Ref.: 20/214/C

 

The University is seeking to hire a full-time Associate Professor in the area of Media and Creative Industries. Candidates should have (1) a strong PhD in film or media studies; (2) good track record in designing and teaching courses in media policy, media theory, media convergence and production studies (both undergraduate and postgraduate levels); (3) good track record in publication and successful grant application in the relevant areas; and (4) knowledge of local and regional media and creative industries.

 

The appointee will join the Faculty of Arts (https://www.ln.edu.hk/arts/) and will be expected to publish high-quality research, teaching courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and participate in academic and professional activities. The appointee is also expected to apply for external funding to support research endeavors.

 

General Requirements

 

Candidates should have a PhD degree in media studies/film studies, with a proven record of expertise in cultural and creative industries, plus at least five years of relevant experience and a sound track record in research and scholarly activities.

 

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. Administrative experience in university departments would be a distinct advantage. 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.

 

Appointment

 

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 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.

 

Application Procedure

 

Applicants are invited to send their dossier (full c.v., a cover letter, sample writing) 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 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 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 : http://www.LN.edu.hk. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.

 

Review of applications will continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration. Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide a sample course syllabus in the relevant field before the interview.

 

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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