Associate Research Professor/Assistant Research Professor, Department of Applied Psychology job with LINGNAN UNIVERSITY

Lingnan University, a separate liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to providing quality education for the whole person 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 programs in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterized by a broad interdisciplinary curriculum with specialized disciplinary studies; close relationship between students and staff; a vibrant residential campus; numerous global learning opportunities; active community involvement and diverse work experience. The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programs up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education to society at large.

Applications are now invited for the following position:

Research Associate Professor / Research Assistant Professor, Master of Science Program in Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology

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The University is seeking to hire a full-time faculty position in Psychology at the rank of Associate Research Professor/Assistant Research Professor, effective January 1, 2022. Applicants must have an international reputation for interdisciplinary scholarship in one or more of the following areas: (1) Research Methods; (2) school psychology; (3) Developmental Psychology, (4) Psychopathology; and (5) psychological assessment, and (6) counseling psychology. A strong interest in one of the following areas will be an advantage: (1) school/child/clinical assessment and counselling; (2) youth mental well-being; (3) special education; and (4) developmental disabilities.

The appointee will join the Faculty of Social Sciences ( and will be expected to assist in the development of the Master of Science in Work and Organizational Psychology Program (MWOP) and the Master of Psychology Program (MAP), develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, publish high-quality research, apply for competitive external funding, perform administrative duties, provide leadership and mentoring roles, as well as participate in academic and professional activities.

General requirements

The successful candidate must have a PhD in the relevant discipline from an accredited university, a distinguished record of publications in leading journals and academic achievement, and a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, a record of educational/academic/clinical experience, evidence of being a strong mentor and advisor to students, and experience in university administration.

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. Applicants are required to provide evidence of quality teaching and information about their research records. Applicants should demonstrate an international reputation and a leadership role in the field in the areas of research, publications and/or impactful external grants. Previous experience in the administration and management of university programs is essential, demonstrating an ability to work with students, faculty and staff in a collegiate environment, and qualification to practice as an educational/clinical/educational psychologist is preferable. The appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and service to the Department, to the academic community, and to be actively engaged in quality research and publication.


The terms of engagement will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuities, and travel and baggage fees for the eligible appointee.

Appointment will normally be on an initial three-year contract, subject to review and mutual agreement.

Application procedure (online application only)

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We are an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the advertised position, or to fill the position by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates are notified.