Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Curating and Art History, Position at the Department of Visual Studies at LINGNAN UNIVERSITY – 71Bait

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in Hong Kong SAR, is dedicated to providing quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives for excellence in teaching, learning, science and community engagement. With three academic faculties and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in the humanities, economics and social sciences, and the broad curriculum includes a range of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses. The School of Graduate Studies offers research and teaching programs from postgraduate to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional training for the wider society. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterized by a broad interdisciplinary curriculum with specialized subject studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; Active community engagement and diverse workplace experience.

Applications for the following positions are now possible:

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Curating and Art History
Institute for Visual Studies

(Post Ref.: 22/111)

The Department of Image Science (VS) offers a multidisciplinary course with a focus on art history and film art. VS accepts approximately 30 undergraduate, MPhil and PhD students each academic year. The BA (Hons) in Visual Studies syllabus emphasizes the history and theory of visual arts and culture in Asia and beyond; Additionally, the program offers hands-on, object- and competency-based learning through studio practice, video production, curating, and internships. The Department has offered two taught Masters programs: MA in Curating and Art History (MACAH) and MA in Creative and Media Industries (MACMI). In addition, a new BA course in Creative Media Industries (BACMI) will start in 2022/23.

To facilitate our program development and other new initiatives, VS is inviting applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Associate/Assistant Professor to contribute to teaching and research in the fields of curating and art history.

The officer is expected to:

  1. teach relevant courses at both undergraduate and graduate level, including supervising students’ final projects;
  2. develop innovative and rigorous research and generate high-impact research results; and
  3. contribute to the service and development of the department.

For more information about the department and its programs, visit

General Requirements

Applicants for the position should have:

  1. Doctorate in art history, fine arts or a relevant discipline;
  2. Good research record, including publications, grants and awards;
  3. Relevant teaching and curatorial experience; and
  4. Good academic administration skills and strong commitment to knowledge transfer, community engagement and related activities.

Of particular interest are applicants who can teach a wide range of subjects, including Western art, provenance research, curatorial practice, and creative media economics. Candidates must provide information on their research achievements and evidence of high-quality teaching in the relevant subjects.


Terms of appointment will be competitive. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Fringe benefits include annual vacation, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, bonuses, and baggage and luggage allowances for the eligible employee. The job holder is entitled to apply for both internal and external grants to support his/her teaching, research and conference activities.

The appointment is usually initially for three years, which, after examination and mutual agreement, can also lead to a longer-term appointment with the possibility of justification.

application process

Please click “Apply now” to submit your application. Applicants should provide the names and contact information of at least three references that the applicants have given consent to provide references. The personal data collected will be used exclusively for recruitment purposes.

We are an equal opportunity employer. The review of applications begins on May 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications for consideration early.

The university reserves the right not to fill the advertised position or to fill the position by invitation or through a search. We regret that only nominated candidates will be notified.

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