Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - Department of Computing and Decision Sciences

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 2018 or by mutual agreement:

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Department of Computing and Decision Sciences
(Post Ref.: 17/145/JAC) 

The Department of Computing and Decision Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in one of the following areas of (i) Data Science, (ii) Data Mining and Machine Learning, (iii) Data Analytics, and (iv) Information Systems. 

General Requirements
Applicants should have a PhD degree in Information Systems, Data Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics or a relevant discipline. The appointee is expected to have passion in research and teaching.  For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should ideally have five years of relevant experience and a sound track record in research and scholarly activities.  For appointment as Assistant Professor, candidates should have relevant teaching experience and demonstrate outstanding research potential in the related fields. 

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.  Applicants are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Administrative experience will be an advantage. 

The condition 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 lead to longer-term appointment with possibility of consideration for substantiation. 

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, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format).  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

Review of applications will start from early October 2017 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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