Assistant Professor, Department of History

Lingnan University

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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 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, Department of History
(Post Ref.: 21/246)

The Department of History ( is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Japanese history. Periods of specialization are open from pre-modern to modern and contemporary. The department is interested in reviewing candidates from all areas of specialization, including but not limited to empire and migration, media history, history of technology, gender studies, heritage studies, and environmental history. Candidates whose research is transnational, trans-regional, or otherwise engages with Japan in the world are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome candidates with an interest in digital humanities.

General Requirements
The applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment in August of 2022. Relevant teaching experience and a good research record are essential. Applicants should also have excellent communication and presentation skills. Administrative experience will be an advantage. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.

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 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 (online application only)
Please click “Apply Now” to submit your application. Please submit at least one writing sample as part of your dossier, in addition to your CV and cover letter, in the online application system. Applicants shall provide the names and contact information of at least three referees 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 begin on 8 November 2021 and 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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