Assistant 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 and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and the broad curriculum covers an array of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses.  The School of Graduate Studies offers research and taught postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education for the wider society.  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.  Applications are now invited for the following post:

Assistant Professor
Department of English
Post Ref.: 23/59/MLA

The Department of English ( of Lingnan University now invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to contribute to research and teaching in Linguistics (Contemporary Language Studies). Candidates who can contribute to both the Linguistics and Literature strands of the programme, for example by specializing in literary linguistics, stylistics, corpus linguistics and/or digital humanities, will be given priority.

General Requirements

Applicants should have:

  1. A PhD degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field;
  2. A good publication record in peer-reviewed journals with a good international standing;
  3. A track record of developing and teaching courses on literary linguistics, stylistics, corpus linguistics, and/or digital humanities;
  4. Experience of academic administration and curriculum development.

Applicants are required to provide information about their research records and evidence of high-quality teaching in relevant subjects. 

The appointee is expected to deliver and develop courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise final year projects, produce quality research outputs, and participate in competitive grant exercises. He or she is also expected to engage in knowledge transfer activities, and assist the Department with administration.


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.

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.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply" to submit your application. 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 late March 2023 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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