Professor / Associate Professor

Title: Professor / Associate Professor

  • Reference #: 14/40/AFA
  • Employer: Lingnan University
  • Website: http://www.LN.edu.hk/fin_ins/
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Job Description:

    Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions. Adopting a whole-person approach to education, it offers a wide range of honours bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level in the disciplines of arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Applications are invited for the following position, which will be tenable from mid-August 2014 or by mutual agreement:

    Department of Finance and Insurance
    Professor / Associate Professor
    (Post Ref.:14/40/AFA)

    The Department of Finance and Insurance (http://www.LN.edu.hk/fin_ins/) is one of the constituent departments that contribute to the undergraduate programme of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) degree.  The Department offers a major in finance and a major in risk and insurance management.

    The appointee is expected to teach, engage in research, provide leadership, and develop industry relationships in the area of insurance. Teaching experience in insurance is required (e.g., property and liability insurance, health and life insurance, reinsurance, and legal and accounting aspects of insurance).

    General Requirements


    Candidates should have a PhD degree in risk and insurance management.  Ideally, the appointee will also have working experience in the insurance industry, have professional qualifications in insurance (e.g., ACII, ANZIIF, LOMA), and be active in the profession.  For appointment as a Professor, candidates should have substantial research and teaching experience with significant recent scholarly publications in leading journals and academic achievements.  For appointment as an Associate Professor, candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience and a strong track record in research and scholarly activities.  The appointee will be expected to provide supervision for MPhil and PhD Students and to mentor and collaborate with junior faculty on research projects.

    Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  The appointee should demonstrate commitment to teaching and research excellence.  Candidates are required to provide information on their work experience, qualifications, research records and evidence of quality teaching.  Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.  The successful appointee is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department, the University community, and the insurance profession, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.  Administrative experience will be a distinct advantage, as will experience in Outcome-based Approaches to teaching and learning.

    Appointment


    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, housing benefits 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, is renewable for longer-term appointment or substantiation. For new appointee at the rank of Professor, appointment with substantiation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Application Procedure:


    Applicants are invited to forward their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/application-forms), to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format). Applicants should provide at least three names and contact information of referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post/level 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 web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.

    Review of applications will commence from June 2014 and continue until the posts are filled. Potential candidates are advised to submit their application 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.

    (May 2014)

  • Application Deadline: 18 May 2014

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