Chair Professor/Professor of English
Lingnan University Department of English
Hong Kong

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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.


Chair Professor/Professor of English

Department of English

(Post Ref.: 17/02/W)


The Department of English ( offers an undergraduate Honours Degree programme in Contemporary English Studies, which embraces the study of English Literature and Applied Linguistic Studies. The Department also offers MPhil and PhD degrees.


General Requirements


Applicants should have a PhD degree and a distinguished teaching and research record in any literary field.


Applicants should have a strong international reputation in research and publication and substantial teaching experience in the relevant field. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to the highest degree of excellence in teaching and research. The appointee will be expected to provide academic leadership in teaching, research and knowledge transfer, and to contribute to the administration and management of the Department. Familiarity with the Hong Kong academia and Chinese culture is a plus.



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.


Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years and may carry substantiation.


Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to forward 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, by fax (852) 2891-5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format). We will begin to consider applicants on 15 March 2017 and continue until the post is filled. Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for providing references. Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: Enquiries can be directed to




Nominations for appointments are welcome.


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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