Research Assistant Professor / Research Associate Professor, Department of History

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Jun 2024

11 May 2024
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Research Field

Religious sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Established Researcher (R3)

Hong Kong
Application Deadline

10 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Lingnan University is one of the eight publicly funded institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education.  Lingnan University is a global leader in providing quality education focusing on whole-person development and conducting high-impact research for a better world.  Moving forward, Lingnan University aspires to become a leading research-intensive liberal arts institution in the digital era.

Lingnan University’s Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, School of Data Science, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Interdisciplinary Studies run undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes.  Its liberal arts education model blends the arts, science, and elements around human and humanities.  Lingnan University strives to enhance innovation and technology research to drive a positive impact in the society and the world.  Building upon Lingnan University’s existing strength in combining the best of the Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, the University will leverage its geographical strength in the Northern Metropolis and pioneer the liberal arts education model in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond.  Further information about Lingnan University is available at .

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Research Assistant Professor / Research Associate Professor
Department of History
(Post Ref.: 24/168

The Department of History is seeking to hire two Research Assistant Professors or Research Associate Professors in digital humanities. Area of specialization is entirely open. The appointees will contribute, in terms of teaching and administration, to the department’s new Master of Arts program in ‘Digital History in Global Asia,’ set to launch in the academic year 2024-25. Candidates with expertise in digital methods for historical analysis, as well as knowledge and practical skills in using digital applications for research and pedagogy, will have an advantage. Proficiency in one or more of the following digital applications/skills will also be advantageous: QGIS (Geographic Information System), Gephi, Tableau, Excel, SketchUp and Visual Novel (3D rendering and visual storytelling), Python, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and AntConc. Candidates with expertise in the latest development in the field of digital history, with specialization in any period or region of the history of Asia and/or global or transnational history are especially encouraged to apply.

The appointees are expected to conduct research, publish scholarly outputs in international journals and/or with leading publishers, and apply for competitive grants administered by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. They will teach courses in their areas of specialty (typically two to four courses per academic year, subject to mutual agreement) and are required to advise capstone projects in the new MA program. The appointees will also assume key roles in the administration of the new MA programme and the Department of History at large. The appointees may also be considered to serve as the Director of the new MA programme.

General Requirements

The applicants should have a PhD degree in history, digital humanities, or a relevant discipline by the time of appointment in August of 2024. Appointment at the associate level (i.e., Research Associate Professor) is possible, if the candidate has five or more years of relevant experience. Relevant teaching experience and a good research record are essential. Experience in curricular design will be an advantage. The appointee should 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. The rank and 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.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of two or three years, starting from August 2024. Renewal of contract may be considered, subject to availability of resources, performance review, and mutual agreement.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and at least one writing sample as part of your dossier in the online application system. Applicants shall provide 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 start from 3 May 2024 and continue until the post is filled. Enquiries can be directed to the Head of the Department of History, Professor Vincent Leung ([email protected] ).

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment 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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Hong Kong
Tuen Mun

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Tuen Mun


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