Chair Professor/Research Professor/Professor/Associate Professor for the Department of Sociology and Social Policy

Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Applications are now invited for the following post, which will be tenable from mid-August 2017 or by mutual agreement: 

Chair Professor/Research Professor/Professor/Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
(Post Ref.: 16/167/JAC)

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy ( combines teaching and research in sociology and social policy.  It contributes with the Department of Economics, Department of Applied Psychology and the Department of Political Science to the Social Sciences Programmes in the University.  Applicants are recommended to visit the departmental web site and programme web site ( for more information. 

Areas of teaching specialization are open but the ability to teach in at least two of the following fields would be advantageous: Ageing Studies/Social Gerontology, Crime and Delinquency, Urban Sociology, Global Studies, Risk Society/Modernity and Social Welfare/Social Problems. 

General Requirements
Applicants should have a PhD degree in Sociology/Social Policy or a related discipline with relevant teaching experience, excellent publication and competitive grants records. 

Applicants should provide information on their research interests and evidence of quality teaching.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.  The successful appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and to engage actively in research and contribute to the scholarly activities of the department.  Senior hires are expected to lead in areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and service. 

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, 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.  A senior appointment may carry substantiation. 

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, by fax (852) 2891-5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format).  Consideration of applicants will begin in December 2016 and will continue until the post is filled.  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

Nominations for appointments at Professor and above are welcome. 

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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