Professor/Associate Professor (specializing in Literature), 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; a 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:

Professor/Associate Professor (specializing in Literature)
Department of English
(Post Ref.: 23/315/MLA)


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. They should be able to contribute to the further development of the Literary Studies strand of our BA Contemporary English Studies programme (see, and be willing to take up postgraduate teaching and supervision. Expertise in Anglophone world literature will be especially welcome.

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 demonstrate the potential to take on management and leadership roles within the department.

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

Please click “Apply Now” 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 immediately 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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