Vacant Position: Assistant Professor (Film and Media Studies) Department of Visual Studies

Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Review starts: Mar 2020

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:

Assistant Professor (Film and Media Studies)
Department of Visual Studies
(Post Ref.: 19/332)

The Department of Visual Studies (VS) at Lingnan University offers a multi-disciplinary course of study, focusing on three core disciplines in visual arts: art history, film studies and philosophical aesthetics. VS admits about 30 undergraduate majors and a small number of MPhil and PhD students per academic year. To develop and teach courses in the area of creative arts and media, the VS Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in film and media studies. The appointee is expected to teach courses in creative industries, film, and digital media. She/he is also expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. For more information about the VS Department, please visit

General Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD in film and media studies. Expertise in creative/media industries and digital media will especially be welcome. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates are required to provide information about their research records, including scholarly works, awards of research grant and evidence of high-quality teaching. The appointee, besides being an effective teacher, is expected to produce quality research in the very near future; she or he is required to participate in competitive grant exercises and to assist the Department with administration and curriculum development.


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, housing benefits and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointments will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointments with possibility of consideration for substantiation.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier, including their teaching, research and publication plans in the next few years, 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 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 2020 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.

(November 2019)

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