Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Jul 2022

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 and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and the broad curriculum covers an array of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses. The School of Graduate Studies offers research and taught postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education for the wider society. 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.

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Economics (Period: March 2023 to March 2025)

(Post Ref.: 22/234)

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 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 appointee 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 and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to two years. Experienced candidate of Postdoctoral Fellow may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor.

Application Procedure (online application only)

lease click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants should 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 June 2022 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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