Vacant Position: Assistant Professor in Museum Studies and Art History, 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 School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Assistant Professor in Museum Studies and Art History, Department of Visual Studies
(Post Ref.: 20/297/EACS)

The Department of Visual Studies (VS) offers a multi-disciplinary course of study, focusing on art history and film art. VS admits about 30 undergraduate, MPhil and PhD students each academic year. The BA (Hons) in Visual Studies curriculum emphasises the history and theory of visual arts and culture in Asia and beyond; in addition, the programme offers practical, object- and skill-based learning through studio practice, video production, curating and internships. The Department also offers a taught Master’s programme in Curating and Art History (MACAH). Another new taught Master’s programme in Creative and Media Industries (MACMI) will be launched in 2021/22.

To facilitate our programme development and other new initiatives, VS is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of museum studies and art history. The appointee is expected to: (i) teach relevant courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervising student final projects; (ii) to develop innovative and rigorous research and generate research outputs with high impact; and (iii) to contribute to service and development of the Department. The appointee may also need to take up a concurrent appointment as the Programme Director of MACAH.

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General Requirements

Applicants for the position should have:

(i) A PhD degree in museum studies, art history or a relevant discipline;

(ii) Good track record of research, including publications, grants and awards;

(iii) Relevant teaching and curatorial experience; and

(iv) Good ability in handling academic administration and strong commitment to knowledge transfer, community engagement and related activities.

Applicants who can teach a wide range of subjects, including museology, curatorial practice, pre-modern Chinese art and visual culture in Hong Kong, are of particular interest. Applicants are required to provide information about their research records and evidence of high-quality teaching in relevant subjects.


The conditions of appointment will be competitive. The 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. The appointee is entitled to apply for both internal and external grants in support of his/her teaching, research and conference activities.

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 submit their applications and resumes at our online system Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees, including a recent employer, to whom applicants’ 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 from January 2021 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.