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 University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines. Applications are now invited for the following post, which will be tenable from mid-January 2017 or as soon as possible:
Research Assistant (Full-time/Part-time) - Department of English
Research Assistant (Full-time/Part-time)
Department of English
(Post Ref.: 16/212/W)
The appointee is expected to provide research assistance to the Principal Investigator in an RGC-funded project. He/she will be involved in the data collection process, including recruiting participants for the study, conducting interviews with local students, international students, and mainland Chinese students, and transcribing interview data. He/she will also be required to undertake project management, literature review, administration and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree and/or a Master's degree in English, Linguistics, Language Studies, Bilingual Studies, Humanities, Cultural Studies, Education, Social Sciences or Business, with excellent command of English and Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese). Preference will be given to candidates with a higher degree and some relevant research experience, especially in data collection and transcription. Good interpersonal and communication skills will be required. Candidates with an outgoing personality and a strong oral communication ability would be an advantage. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Chinese word-processing is highly desirable.
Enquiries can be directed to Professor Matthew SUNG ( email@example.com).
Salary and Benefits
Commencing salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits and mandatory provident fund.
The appointment will normally be made on an initial contract for six months with the possibility of contract renewal subject to mutual agreement.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, a resume, and a completed application form (Form R3 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format). 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 website: http://www.LN.edu.hk.
Review of applications will start from November/December 2016 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.