Professor/Associate Professor, Department of English

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 :

Professor/Associate Professor
Department of English
ost Ref.: 21/267/MLA

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

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 Language & Linguistics, candidates who can complement the department’s existing research strengths in discourse studies, sociolinguistics and world Englishes are encouraged to apply.

An appointee at the level of Associate Professor is required to possess an excellent track record of scholarly publications and external grant projects, in addition to rich experience of teaching and course development. At the Professor level, an appointee should be established as an internationally prominent scholar in his/her field of specialization. Appointees at either level should also show evidence of administrative experience and leadership potential, and should be capable of taking on roles such as Head of Department and/or Programme Director of a planned new MA programme.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. Candidates are required to provide information on their research records, evidence of quality teaching and details of their administrative experience.


The conditions of appointment will be highly 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 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 the possibility of consideration for substantiation. For appointment at the rank of Professor, appointment with substantiation may be considered.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit their applications and resumes at our online system Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicant's 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 start from mid-January 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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