Assistant Professor/Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Employment at 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; numerous 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 2 tenure-track Assistant Professors and 1 full-time Research Assistant Professor in the area of ​​Environmental Science. Ideal candidates would enhance and build on existing strengths (conservation biology, aquatic and terrestrial ecology), while diversifying the unit (e.g. new research and teaching expertise, taxonomic coverage and/or research techniques )

The appointee will join the Science Unit ( of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and be expected to develop an externally funded research program, publish high-impact research , teach courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a liberal arts setting, and participate in academic and professional unit, school, and university activities.

General requirements

Applicants must have

  1. doctoral/post-doctoral experience in a related field;
  2. a strong publication record in peer-reviewed international journals;
  3. a good track record in competitive grant applications;
  4. the ability to contribute to the teaching, outreach and knowledge transfer efforts of the science unit; and
  5. the ability to contribute to the University’s goal of producing socially meaningful research that informs sustainable development.


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.

For the position of assistant professor, appointment will normally be on an initial three-year contract; subject to review and mutual agreement, it may normally lead to a longer-term appointment with the possibility of review 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.


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