Vacant Position: Research Assistant Professor Department of Visual Studies

Hong Kong, P.R.C.

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:

Research Assistant
Professor Department of Visual Studies
(Post Ref.: 19/200/EACS)

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 and historical areas are supplemented with studio courses, internships, service-learning opportunities and other co-curricular activities. We admit about 30 undergraduate majors and a small number of M.Phil. and Ph.D. students per academic year. To facilitate our programme development and other new initiatives related to Curating, the VS Department invites applications for the fixed-term, postdoctoral position of Research Assistant Professor of Museum Studies. The successful candidate who will enjoy a reduced teaching load is required to generate research output with international impact, obtain competitive research grants and excel in knowledge transfer activities. He/she is also required to supervise research and curatorial projects, offer professional training and provide services at various levels within the University. For more information about the VS Department, please visit

General Requirements

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies or a relevant discipline, excellent track record of research and strong commitment to research/knowledge transfer and related activities. 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 awards of research grant 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. Appointment 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 and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of up to three years. Subject to the University requirements, review of appointee’s performance and mutual agreement, re-appointments may be made on fixed term contracts for periods of normally up to three years.

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/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 early August 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.

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