Employment of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Digital Literacy and Social Media Studies with LINGNAN UNIVERSITY

Lingnan University, a separate liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to providing quality education for the whole person 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 and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate programs in the arts, business and social sciences, and the extensive curriculum covers a range of general education courses, interdisciplinary and scientific. The School of Graduate Studies offers research and teaching programs from postgraduate to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education to society at large. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterized by a broad interdisciplinary curriculum with specialized disciplinary studies; close relationship between students and staff; a vibrant residential campus; many global learning opportunities; active community involvement and diverse work experience.

Lingnan University is accredited as a Five-Star Institution by QS Intelligence Unit and ranked 3rd in “Quality Education” in the world by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, which reflects the extent to which universities are achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lingnan jumped 20 places in the overall QS World University Rankings 2021 and made it to the top 35 in “International Faculty”. Lingnan was named one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia” by Forbes in 2015.

Lingnan Strategic Faculty Recruitment

With “Education: Care for Learning • Research: Impact with Care” as its core value, Lingnan University, a leading liberal arts university in Asia, is committed to contributing to the betterment of society and humanity through effective teaching and learning, sustainable research, and knowledge transfer activities with an international focus. In line with the University’s 2022-2028 strategic plan to build scholarship and research capacity in designated strategic areas over the next few years, with emphasis on cross-faculty collaborations in research programs and multidisciplinary teaching, we are now inviting applications from all over the world. the world for various interdisciplinary academic positions at the rank of postdoctoral fellow to full professor.

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The University is looking to hire a full-time Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the area of ​​Digital Literacy and Social Media Studies.

Applicants must have

  1. a doctorate in cultural studies or media and communication studies;
  2. good experience in the areas of co-creation, digital literacy, social media practices, feminist and youth perspective;
  3. a strong publication record in reputable international peer-reviewed journals and/or university presses;
  4. a good track record in applying for competitive grants in relevant areas; and
  5. knowledge of creative commons and platform coops is preferred.

The appointee will join the Faculty of Arts (https://www.ln.edu.hk/arts/) and will be required to conduct research projects and publish high-impact results, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and participate in academic and professional activities. In particular, the appointee must apply for competitive external grants and be committed to teaching excellence and providing active service to the Faculty and the University. Candidates are required to provide proof of their research records and the quality of their teaching. A proven record in academic leadership and institutional service would be a distinct advantage. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a sample course syllabus in the relevant field before the interview.

General requirements

For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience and a strong track record in research and academic activities. For appointment as assistant professorapplicants should have relevant teaching experience, a good research record, and should demonstrate good potential in publishing high-quality papers.


The terms of engagement will be competitive. Rank and pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuities, and travel and baggage allowances for the eligible appointee.

Appointment will normally be on the basis of an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may normally lead to a longer-term appointment with the possibility of consideration for justification.

Application procedure

Please click”Apply nowto submit your application. Applicants must provide the names and contact details of at least three referees to whom the applicant has given consent to provide references. The personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only..

We are an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early for consideration.

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