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...

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.

Lingnan University is ranked 2nd worldwide for "Quality Education" in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020, and leaped 20 places in the overall QS World University Rankings 2021 as well as being in the top 35 in "International Faculty". Lingnan was named one of the "Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia" by Forbes in 2015.


Lingnan Strategic Faculty Recruitment

Lingnan University aspires to excel as Asia’s leading liberal arts university with outstanding teaching and learning, scholarship and community engagement. In line with the University’s Strategic Plan 2019-2025 to build scholarly and research capabilities in designated strategic areas over the next few years, with a special focus on cross-Faculty collaborations in multi-disciplinary research and teaching programmes, we now invite applications from around the globe for various interdisciplinary academic positions at the rank from Postdoctoral Fellow to Chair Professor.

Professor (Post Ref.: 20/219/SW)

Job level Senior
Education Doctorate or above
Tuen Mun
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Others
Published On 25/09/2020
ref. 20/219/SW


Educational Psychology and Early Childhood Education

(Post Ref.: 20/219/SW)


The University is seeking to hire a full-time Professor in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Candidates should have an international reputation of interdisciplinary scholarship in one or more of the following areas: (1) Educational Psychology; (2) School Psychology; (3) Developmental Psychology; and (4) Early Childhood Education. A strong interest in any of the following will be an advantage: (1) school/child counselling; (2) mental wellbeing in youths; (3) special education; and (4) developmental disabilities.


The appointee will join the Faculty of Social Science ( and will be expected to assist development of a child counsellor training programme, develop and teach courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, publish high-quality research, apply for competitive external funding, engage in administrative duties, provide leadership and mentorship roles, as well as participate in academic and professional activities. 


General Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline, a distinguished record of publications in leading journals and academic achievements, and experience in academic administration.


Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates are required to provide evidence of quality teaching and information on their research records. For this Professor position, candidates are expected to demonstrate evidence of international standing and leadership role in the field in areas of impactful research, publications and/or external grants. Previous experience in academic programme administration and management is essential. Leadership at the departmental level in the form of providing supervision and mentorship for other colleagues, and the qualification to practise as educational/school psychologist are preferred. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department, 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 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, may normally lead to longer-term appointment with possibility of consideration for substantiation. For appointment at the rank of Professor, appointment with substantiation will normally be considered.


Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by clicking  (as attachment in PDF format). Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site : Enquiries can be directed to  .


Review of applications will 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.