Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Economics 

Post Ref.: 20/28/JAC 

The Department of Economics ( ) is a multi-cultural community of academics dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. Both of the two recent Research Assessment Exercises have rated Lingnan University’s Department of Economics among the top performers in research output in Hong Kong. Its undergraduate teaching is in the context of an inter-disciplinary social sciences programme, where students can opt for different discipline majors or interdisciplinary areas of interest. The Department also offers MPhil and PhD degrees in economics, as well as a taught programme of MSc in International Banking and Finance (MIBF) and Msc in International Development Economics (MIDE).

The Department invites applications for Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in any fields of economics and preference will be given to empirical researchers. 

General Requirements

Applicants should (i) possess a PhD degree in economics from a reputable university; (ii) be able to teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in economics fields effectively; (iii) have undertaken research in the aforementioned field(s) and (iv) be able to publish research output with international impact. Applicants should provide information about their work experience, qualifications, research interests and achievements, and a statement of publication record.

The appointees will (a) teach courses at undergraduate and / or postgraduate levels; (b) participate in independent and joint research programmes; and (c) perform certain administrative duties (such as serving as Undergraduate Advisor) as assigned by the Head of the Department. 


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. 

Appointments will normally be made on fixed-term contracts of up to two years. Experienced candidate of Postdoctoral Fellow may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor.

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 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 March 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 appointments for the posts advertised, or to fill the posts by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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