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Postdoctoral Fellow, Science Unit

Employer
Lingnan University
Location
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Lingnan University is one of the eight publicly funded institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Lingnan University is a global leader in providing quality education focusing on whole-person development and conducting high-impact research for a better world. Moving forward, Lingnan University aspires to become a leading research-intensive liberal arts institution in the digital era.


Lingnan University s Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Interdisciplinary Studies run undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes. Its liberal arts education model blends the arts, science, and elements around human and humanities. Anticipating the establishment of the School of Data Science, Lingnan strives to enhance innovation and technology research to drive a positive impact in the society and the world. Building upon Lingnan s existing strength combining the best of the Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, the University will leverage its geographical strength in the Northern Metropolis and pioneer the liberal arts education model in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond. Further information about Lingnan University is available at https://www.ln.edu.hk/.


Applications are now invited for the following post:


Postdoctoral Fellow

Science Unit

(Post Ref.: 24/116
)


In August 2015, the University created a Science Unit (https://www.ln.edu.hk/scienceunit) to strengthen teaching, research, and service efforts in the area. We are looking for a productive, high-calibre scholar to broaden the scope and expertise of the Science Unit at the Postdoctoral Fellow level. An ideal candidate has experience demonstrating excellence in research and teaching, in particular taught postgraduate level, in a liberal arts setting. The candidate should have interdisciplinary research interests that foster collaborations within the Science Unit and across campus, and be able to perform high-quality research in the absence of major laboratory equipment and resources. We are open to applicants from any science discipline that can foster links between the Science Unit and other departments on campus. We are looking for a colleague who relishes the challenge of joining a growing unit in a unique academic environment.


The appointee will join the Science Unit (https://www.ln.edu.hk/scienceunit) in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and will be expected to: (a) build on the existing strengthens (Conservation Biology, Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology), as while diversifying research and teaching foci, taxonomic coverage, and research techniques of the unit; (b) develop courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels using pedagogies appropriate for liberal arts education; (c) enhance links and collaborations with other universities, NGOs, and industries in Hong Kong and abroad; (d) contribute to the public outreach and knowledge transfer efforts of the Science Unit; (e) contribute to the university s efforts to ensure whole-person development of students of Lingnan University; and (h) undertake other duties as assigned by the University.


General Requirements


Candidates should have (i) a PhD in a relevant natural science discipline, (ii) a track publication record in peer-reviewed journals of good international standing, (iii) experience in competitive grant applications in the relevant areas, (iv) the ability to contribute to the Science Unit s teaching, outreach, and knowledge-transfer efforts, and (v) excellent interpersonal and communication skills for developing meaningful collaborations with students and colleagues in a liberal arts setting.


Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching so appointee should demonstrate commitment to both research and teaching excellence. Competitive research grant records and international research collaboration are of advantage. Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide a sample course syllabus in the relevant field before the interview.


Appointment


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 two to three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may normally lead to longer-term appointment with possibility of consideration for substantiation.


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 begin immediately and continue until 19 April 2024. 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.


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