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Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Linguistics or Literature

Lingnan University, Hong Kong - Department of English

Location: Tuen Mun - Hong Kong
Salary: Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2018
Expires: 7th February 2019
Job Ref: 18/285/JAC

Post Ref.: 18/285/JAC 

The Department of English ( of Lingnan University now invites applications for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor specializing in either Linguistics or Literature. 

General Requirements

Successful candidates should have a relevant PhD and are required to provide evidence of teaching and research excellence in their areas of specialization. For those specializing in Literature, expertise in Anglophone world literature will be especially welcome. In Linguistics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis are priority areas. Candidates who can bridge the linguistics/literature divide are also encouraged to apply. 

In particular, an appointee at the level of Assistant Professor should, besides being an effective teacher, demonstrate great potential to produce quality research output in the very near future. An Associate Professor appointee is required to possess an excellent track record of scholarly publications and activities in addition to rich experience of both teaching and the development of courses and curricula. At the Professor level, an appointee should have established him/herself as an internationally prominent scholar in his/her field of specialization and will also be expected to assist the Department with administration and curriculum development. 

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. For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or above, 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. 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 to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format). 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. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. 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 mid-January 2019 and will 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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