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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (in Premodern and Modern Chinese Literature)

Lingnan University, Hong Kong - Department of Chinese

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th September 2020
Closes: 15th November 2020
Job Ref: 20/223/JAC

The Department of Chinese ( offers courses at both bachelor and postgraduate levels. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree programme includes areas of classical, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese language and linguistics, comparative literature and literary theories, as well as media, news and creative writing. The programme emphasizes multi-perspective literary studies as well as creative writing and communicative skills.  

The Department of Chinese will make four tenure-track appointments at the rank of assistant or associate professor in premodern and modern Chinese literature over the next two years. The Department particularly wishes to hire high-powered researchers who have a solid track record in grant writing and publishing in respectable venues. Candidates of extraordinary promise in other fields of Chinese humanities will also be considered.  

The appointees will teach mainly in the areas of premodern and modern literature and culture, and are also expected to contribute to the Department’s various research and teaching initiatives, including the enhancement of its two major journals: Prism:Theory and Modern Chinese Literature published by Duke University Press and the Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies 嶺南學報 published by Shanghai guji chubanshe. 

General Requirements 

Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline.   For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have ideally five years of relevant experience and an excellent track record in research and scholarly activities. For appointment as Assistant Professor, candidates should have ideally three years of relevant teaching experience and a solid track record of research.  

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  The appointees should demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence. Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Administrative experience will be an advantage. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. The appointees are expected to have strong commitments to teaching excellence and services to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.   


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, and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointees. 

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, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format) by November 15, 2020. The job search will continue until the posts are filled. 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

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