Poste de professeur assistant, art occidental, Hong Kong

Research Assistant Professor (Western Art), Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Application deadline: May 27, 2020

Lingnan University – Research Assistant Professor (Western Art)

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 (Western Art)
Department of Visual Studies
(Post Ref.: 20/51/ARTHISTNET)

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, theory and philosophy of visual arts and culture in Asia and beyond, complimenting with experiential, object- and skill-based learning through fieldtrips, studio practice, curatorial training and internships. A new taught Master’s programme in Curating and Art History (MACAH) will be launched in 2020/21. For more information about the Department and its programmes, please visit

VS is looking for a full-time faculty member to enrich the courses offering in the areas of Western Art and Curatorial Studies in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The appointee will also be invited to supervise research dissertations or curatorial projects and contribute to service. He/she is expected to develop innovative and rigorous research and generate research outputs with high impact.

General Requirements
Applicants for the position should have: (i) a PhD degree in Art History or a relevant discipline; (ii) excellent track record of research, including publications, grants and awards; (iii) strong commitment to research, knowledge transfer, community engagement and related activities; (iv) relevant teaching and curatorial experience; and (v) good ability in handling academic administration.
Applicants who can teach a wide range of subjects, including theories of art, art criticism, contemporary art, themes in Western art and curatorial studies, are of particular interest. Candidates 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, housing allowance, 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.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of two years, starting from mid-August 2020. Subject to the University requirements, funding availability, 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 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, including a recent employer, 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 18 April 2020 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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