Assistant Professor of Teaching/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Language Testing and Assessment

Hong Kong
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 15, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Non-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.  Applications are now invited for the following post:


Centre for English and Additional Languages  

Assistant Professor of Teaching/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Language Testing and Assessment 

(Post Ref.: 20/281/C)


The mission of the Centre for English and Additional Languages (CEAL) at Lingnan University, a leading liberal arts institution in Asia, is to enhance the English language skills of Lingnan students and to provide language support to help students succeed in their academic studies and future careers. The Centre provides compulsory and elective English courses as well as organising a range of co-curricular language activities. CEAL also offers courses in additional languages such as Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and French.

The Centre is looking for a specialist in language testing to coordinate both a university-wide English proficiency test and other assessment approaches of the Centre with the purpose of developing outcome-based language assessments which are fully integrated into our curriculum. The appointee will also be required to teach/coordinate a range of English for Academic/Specific Purposes courses offered by the Centre and to perform administrative duties, particularly those related to assessment.  


General Requirements

Applicants for the position should have: (i) a PhD degree in language testing and assessment or a related area; (ii) at least 3 years’ experience in teaching English for Academic/Specific Purposes; (iii) expertise and experience in outcome-based language testing and assessment; (iv) familiarity with statistical software such as SPSS and a variety of quantitative analyses; and preferably (v) expertise in learning analytics and e-learning.



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, and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee. For Assistant Professor of Teaching, appointment will be normally made on a contract of three years. For Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, appointment will be normally made on a contract of two years.


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/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


We are an equal opportunities employer.  Review of applications will start from November 2020 and 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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