Professor/Associate Professor- Department of Cultural Studies

Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Applications are now invited for the following post, which will be tenable from mid-August 2018 or by mutual agreement : 

Professor/Associate Professor
Department of Cultural Studies
Post Ref.: 17/180/JAC 

The Department (http://www.LN.edu.hk/cultural/) offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Cultural Studies with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. It 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 and will soon launch a new taught programme leading to the Master degree of Performance Studies. 

Requirements
Candidates should have a PhD degree in a cognate field of study, experience in academic administration and team-work, a distinguished record of research and publications, and an international reputation of trans-disciplinary/interdisciplinary scholarship in one or more of the following areas: cultural theory, pedagogy, performance studies, gender/sexuality, politics of knowledge, postcolonial studies, cultural geography, digital cultural studies, media culture and cultural industry. A demonstrable interest in cultural studies in Asia (including inter-Asian projects) will be a definite advantage. The successful applicant will be expected to work with senior faculty in providing strong academic leadership in curriculum development, teaching and research. For appointment as Professor, candidates should have substantial research and teaching experience with significant scholarly publications in leading journals and academic achievements. For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience and a good track record in research and scholarly activities in the areas mentioned above. The appointee will be required to conduct teaching and research, engage in knowledge transfer projects, and take up service duties. 

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, publish in reputable international journals in the field and contribute to the department’s post-graduate degree programmes. Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching. Administrative experience will be an advantage.

Appointment
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. For appointment at the rank of Professor, appointment with substantiation will normally be considered.

Application Procedure
Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format) by 15 November 2017. 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. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site : http://www.LN.edu.hk. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.

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