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:
Research Professor / Research Associate Professor / Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Insurance and Risk Management
(Post Ref.: 21/09)
Institute of Insurance and Risk Management is a new Institute established in 2021. The Institute is a department-level, research-focused unit which holds the Lingnan University-Sun Yat-sen University GBA Research Institute for Insurance and a Risk Management (LU-SYSU IRM). The Institute’s goal is to become a leading centre of excellence in research activities and talent trainings for the risk management and insurance industry in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Region. The Institute will also contribute to developing Hong Kong as a premier international insurance hub through its academic and practice-oriented research as well as other related activities such as organizing industry-oriented forums, hosting various conferences and symposiums for academics and practitioners, and conducting practice-oriented surveys.
The Institute is looking for an experienced Research Professor / Research Associate Professor / Research Assistant Professor, who will primarily focus on conducting scholarly research and obtain external grants, teach undergraduate / postgraduate courses and contribute to services.
Candidates should have a PhD degree in a Risk and Insurance or related discipline. In addition, the candidates for the Research Professor / Research Associate Professor position should have (i) extensive relevant experience in recognized institutions; and (ii) a sound track record in research, scholarly activities, publications in top-tier journals and competitive grants. The candidates for the Research Assistant Professor position should demonstrate strong commitment to quality research activities.
The conditions of appointment will be competitive. The rank and 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 two years.
Application Procedure (online application only)
Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants shall 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 early-Feb 2021 and 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.