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:
Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (in Premodern
and Modern Chinese Literature)
Department of Chinese
(Post Ref.: 21/197/C)
The Department of Chinese (https://www.LN.edu.hk/chi/) offers
courses at both bachelor and postgraduate levels. The Bachelor of
Arts (Hons) degree programme includes areas of classical, modern
and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese language and
linguistics, comparative literature and literary theories, as well
as media, news and creative writing. The programme emphasizes
multi-perspective literary studies as well as creative writing and
The Department of Chinese will make tenure-track appointments at
the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in premodern
and modern Chinese literature over the next two years. The
Department particularly wishes to hire high-powered researchers who
have a solid track record in grant writing and publishing in
respectable venues. Candidates of extraordinary promise in other
fields of Chinese humanities will also be considered.
The appointees will teach mainly in the areas of premodern and
modern literature and culture, and are also expected to contribute
to the Department’s various research and teaching initiatives,
including the enhancement of its two major journals:
Prism:Theory and Modern Chinese Literature published by
Duke University Press and the Lingnan Journal of Chinese
Studies 嶺南學報 published by Shanghai guji
Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline.
For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have at
least five years of relevant experience and an excellent track
record in research and scholarly activities. For appointment as
Assistant Professor, candidates should have at least three years of
relevant teaching experience and a solid track record of
Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of
excellence in both teaching and research. The appointees should
demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence.
Candidates are required to provide information on their research
records and evidence of quality teaching. Administrative experience
will be an advantage. Excellent communication and presentation
skills are essential. The appointees are expected to have strong
commitments to teaching excellence and services to the Department
and the University community, and to engage actively in quality
research and publication.
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 appointees.
Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of
three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may
lead to longer-term appointment with substantiation (tenure).
Please click "Apply" to submit your application
with the dossier. Applicants should also provide names and contact
information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent
has been given for their providing references. Personal
data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.
We are an equal opportunities employer. The application
deadline will be 1 October 2021. The job search
will continue until the posts are 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