Job | Postdoctoral Fellow | Centre for Humanities Research, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

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The Centre is now authorized to make one postdoctoral appointment (see the ad below). In addition to this appointment, we will be happy to recommend highly qualified applicants to the University for possible nominations for competition for the prestigious and generously funded RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme.

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, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. 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. The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society. Applications are now invited for the following post: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Humanities Research (Post Ref.: 20/290) 

The appointee’s job duties include publishing articles in venues of international standing, applying for external grants, assisting with the Centre’s projects on Chinese poetry, prose, and literary theory, and assuming teaching duties as required by the University.

The appointee will have the opportunities to co-publish research articles with the Director.

General Requirements
Applicants should have a PhD in premodern Chinese literature or related fields. Applicants must be a good native or near-native writer of English, capable of translating classical Chinese literary texts. Expertise in digital humanities is definitely a plus.

Applicants should provide information about their qualifications, research interests and achievements along with evidence of quality teaching. Experiences with grant-funded research and grant applications are highly desirable. Candidates with less/more experience will also be considered for appointment at a relevant rank.

Appointment
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 a fixed-term contract of up to two years.

Application Procedure (online application only)
Please click “Apply Now” to submit your application by 19 January 2021. Applicants should provide a full CV, a research statement and sample writings (including grant applications, together with 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 on 1 February 2021 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.