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Job opening: Lingnan University

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 posts:

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

Department of Management

Post Ref.: 18/174/IACMR

The Department of Management ( is one of the constituent departments that contribute to the undergraduate programme of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) degree and it also runs an MSc Programme in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.  The Department offers a variety of courses in management, organisational behaviour and human resource management.  It aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications to meet the needs of a thriving business centre like Hong Kong.

General Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline.  For appointment as Professor, candidates should have demonstrated record of leadership in research and significant scholarly activities, substantial research and teaching experience with significant scholarly publications in leading journals and academic achievements.  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, a good research record and must demonstrate good potential in publishing high quality papers.  The appointee is expected to teach courses and conduct research in areas of strategic management, human resources management or organizational behavior.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  The appointee should demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence.  Candidates are required to provide information on their work experience, qualifications, research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.  Administrative experience in university departments would be an advantage.  The appointees are expected to have a strong commitment to teach excellence and services to the Department, 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 appointees.

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

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 for Associate Professor/Assistant Professor 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 web site :  Enquiries can be directed to

Review of applications will start from December 2018 and continue until the posts are filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, or to fill the posts by invitation or by search.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.