Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, Employment at 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:

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The Department of Computing and Decision Sciences ( is one of five departments in the Faculty of Business contributing to the undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration program. Business (Hons). The department hosts the LEO Dr. David P. Chan Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science program and runs the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Business Analytics program as well as the Master of Science in E-Business and Management program of the supply chain. The Department invites applications for research position in the areas of (i) Data Science, (ii) Artificial Intelligence, (iii) Deep Learning, (iv) Scalable Deep Reinforcement Learning, (v) Natural Language Processing and (vi) Big Data Analytics.

The main responsibilities of the position are to: i) apply for internal and external research grants; ii) conduct original research and publish articles in high quality journals; iii) perform teaching duties at the undergraduate level (preferably in data science, artificial intelligence, mathematics or statistics); and iv) complete projects for the LEO Dr. David P. Chan Institute of Data Science. The appointee should have good communication and presentation skills in English.

General requirements

Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. The nominee must have a passion for research and teaching. Applicants should hold a PhD in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or a relevant discipline within the past few years. Ideally, the candidate would have experience applying data science and artificial intelligence in real-world settings. Applicants must provide information about their work experience, qualifications, research interests and achievements, as well as a publication statement.


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 those eligible. Appointments will normally be made on a contractual basis for a maximum of three years. The postdoctoral fellow with a good publication record can carry a functional title of assistant research professor.

Application procedure (online application only)

Please click”Apply nowto submit your application. Applicants must provide the names and contact details of at least three references to whom applicants have provided consent to provide references. The personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only..

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.

Sherry J. Basler