Job - Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Studies
Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions. Adopting a whole-person approach to education, it offers a wide range of honours bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level in the disciplines of arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Applications are invited for the following position, which will be tenable from January 2013 or by mutual agreement:
Department of Visual Studies
(Post Ref.: 12/156/AAH)
The Department of Visual Studies (http://www.LN.edu.hk/visual/) adopts an interdisciplinary approach to visual arts and visual culture. In keeping with a traditional liberal arts mission of cultivating flexible, humanistic, value-oriented skills and knowledge, the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree programme in Visual Studies is designed to combine practical training in how to understand and appreciate visual images with historical and theoretical reflection on visual representations. Understanding key aspects of the history of the visual arts is a crucial part of such a training, as is the students’ engagement with the best theoretical reflection on the psychological, conventional, and formal conditions of visual representation.
Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline, with relevant teaching experience and a good research record. Candidates should be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: Asian Art, Non-Western Art (other than Asian Art), Hong Kong Visual Culture, Fashion, Design, Architecture, Photography, Museum Studies and Arts Policy, and History of the Visual Arts. All else being equal, preference will be given to candidates who can teach in the areas of Asian Art and/or Museum Studies and Arts Policy.
Candidates are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Administrative experience will be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate is expected to 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. 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.
Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, is renewable for longer-term appointment or substantiation.
Applicants are invited to forward their dossier together with a personal data sheet (Form R1) which is obtainable from the University’s web site at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/application-forms, to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format) on or before 15 August 2012. Applicants are required to provide names and contact information of three referees (with applicants’ prior consent for their providing reference). Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search.