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Assistant Professor, Japanese History

Lingnan University, Hong Kong - Department of History

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th September 2021
Expires: 14th November 2021
Job Ref: 21/246/JAC

The Department of History ( is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Japanese history.  Periods of specialization are open from pre-modern to modern and contemporary.  The department is interested in reviewing candidates from all areas of specialization, including but not limited to empire and migration, media history, history of technology, gender studies, heritage studies, and environmental history.  Candidates whose research is transnational, trans-regional, or otherwise engages with Japan in the world are especially encouraged to apply.  We also welcome candidates with an interest in digital humanities. 

General Requirements

The applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment in August of 2022.  Relevant teaching experience and a good research record are essential.  Applicants should also have excellent communication and presentation skills.  Administrative experience will be an advantage.  The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment 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.  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 appointee.  

Appointments will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointments with possibility of consideration for substantiation. 

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click “Apply” to submit your application.  Please submit at least one writing sample as part of your dossier, in addition to your CV and cover letter, in the online application system.  Applicants shall provide the names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references.  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only

We are an equal opportunities employer.  Review of applications will begin on 8 November 2021 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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