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With “Education: Care for Learning • Research: Impact with Care” as its core value, Lingnan University, a leading liberal arts university in Asia, is committed to contributing to the improvement of society and humankind through effective teaching and learning, sustainable research, and knowledge transfer activities with an international approach.  In line with the University’s Strategic Plan 2022-2028 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.

Assistant Professor

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Finance

Post Ref.: 22/99/JAC

The University is seeking to hire a full-time Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Finance.  Candidates should have (1) a PhD in Finance or relevant discipline; (2) a good track record in in teaching; (3) a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals of good international standing and/or university presses; (4) a good track record in competitive grant applications in the relevant areas; and (5) knowledge of ESG, sustainable finance and fintech.

The appointee will join the Faculty of Business ( and will be expected to conduct research projects and publish outputs with high impact, teach courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and participate in academic and professional activities.  In particular, the appointee is expected to apply for external competitive grants, and commit to teaching excellence and active services to the Faculty and the University.  Candidates are required to provide evidence of their research records and quality teaching.  A proven record in academic leadership and institutional service would be a distinct advantage. Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide a sample course syllabus in the relevant field before the interview.


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, 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.

Application Procedure

Please click “Apply” to submit your application. Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicant’s 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 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.

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