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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open but with a strong preference for Chinese philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 13/196/JFP
Location Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Start date Mid-August 2014 or by mutual agreement
Job description

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions.  Adopting a whole-person approach to education, it offers a wide range of honours bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level in the disciplines of arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  Applications are invited for the following position, which will be tenable from mid-August 2014 or by mutual agreement:

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy

(Post Ref.: 13/196/JFP)

The Department now invites applications for appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor.  The area of specialization is open, but with a strong preference for Chinese philosophy.  Applicants must be prepared to teach core courses in Logic and Critical Thinking and/or Understanding Morality.  The successful candidate will also regularly teach courses in Chinese philosophy, for which native or near-native fluency in Chinese is a requirement.

General Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline.  For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience and a sound track record in research and scholarly activities.  For appointment as Assistant Professor, candidates should have relevant teaching experience and a good research record.

Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.  Administrative experience will be a distinct advantage.  The successful candidate 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.  The rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, housing benefits 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, is renewable for longer-term appointment or substantiation.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to forward their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: [email protected] (as attachment in MS Word format).  Applicants should 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.  Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site : http://www.LN.edu.hk.  Enquiries can be directed to [email protected]

Review of applications will commence from November 2013 and continue until the post is filled.  Potential candidates are encouraged 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.

How to apply
Application type Email
Web address to apply http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/application-forms
Email to apply
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.LN.edu.hk
Contact name Human Resources Office
Contact email
Time created October 7, 2013, 2:35pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 24, 2014, 6:24am HKT
Expired on January 24, 2014, 6:24am HKT
Last updated January 23, 2014, 10:46pm UTC
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