Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies

Lingnan University, Hong Kong

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 University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.  Applications are now invited for the following post, which will be tenable from mid-August 2017 or by mutual agreement : 

Assistant Professor
Department of Cultural Studies
(Post Ref.: 16/154/JAC) 

The Department ( offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Cultural Studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation.  It also admits postgraduate research students leading to the award of MPhil and PhD degrees.  The Department also offers a self-financed taught programme leading to the Master degree of Cultural Studies. 

General Requirements
Candidates should have a PhD degree in Cultural Studies or in related fields and preferably a few years of working experience at a tertiary institution, with relevant teaching experience and a good research record.  The appointee will be required to conduct teaching, research, and take up service duties.                     

The appointee must have a strong background in Cultural Studies and proven teaching and research ability in three or more of the following areas: performance studies, Inter-Asia cultural studies, cultural theory, community and performing arts, cultural labour, performance and multi-media. Direct experience with a field of performance like music, dance or theatre would be an additional advantage. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  The appointee should demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence, and will be expected to apply for external competitive research grants and publish in reputable international journals in the field. Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Administrative experience will be an advantage. 

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, housing benefits 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. 

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, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format) by 31 October 2016.  Applicants should 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.  Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site :  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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