Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Studies

Hong Kong, P.R. China

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:

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Studies, (Post Ref.: 19/12/W)

The Department of Visual Studies (VS) offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree programme centred on three core subjects: Aesthetics, Art History, and Film Studies. Courses in these theoretical/historical areas are supplemented with studio courses, internships, service-learning opportunities and other co-curricular activities. We have about 30 undergraduate majors per academic year and a small number of M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. To facilitate our programme development and other new initiatives, the VS Department invites applications for the tenure-track position of assistant/associate professor of Art History. The successful candidate will take up a concurrent appointment as the M.A. programme director to offer high-quality teaching in Art History and Curatorial Studies, generate innovative research, supervise research and curatorial projects, and to handle academic administration. For more information about the VS Department, please visit

General Requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Art History or a relevant discipline and have substantial teaching and research experience in at least one of the following areas: Western art, Asian art, Museum Studies, or Curatorial Studies. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of high-quality teaching. Applicants who have engaged in important curatorial projects or possessed related professional experience in museum work are of particular interest.

The successful candidate who has substantial experience (normally at least six years full-time employment in academia) and strong track records of teaching, research and curatorial projects will be appointed as Associate Professor.


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, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format). Applicants shall 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. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s website: Enquiries can be directed to

Review of applications will start from March 2019 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.