Lingnan U: Media & Creative Industries (Hong Kong)


Associate Professor of Media and Creative Industries,
Lingnan University,
Hong Kong. Deadline: Open until filled.

Lingnan University is seeking to hire a full-time Associate Professor in the area of Media and Creative Industries. Candidates should have (1) a strong PhD in film or media studies; (2) good track record in designing and teaching courses in media policy, media theory, media convergence and production studies (both undergraduate and postgraduate levels); (3) good track record in publication and successful grant application in the relevant areas; and (4) knowledge of local and regional media and creative industries.

There is a second position for Assistant Professor, Arts Administration and Management, as well.

Lingnan U: Film & Media Studies (Hong Kong)

“JobAssociate Professor in Film and Media Studies, Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Deadline: Open until filled; review of applications begins February 2021.

The Department of Visual Studies (VS) offers a multi-disciplinary course of study, focusing on art history and film art. VS admits about 30 undergraduate, MPhil and PhD students each academic year. The BA (Hons) in Visual Studies curriculum emphasises the history and theory of visual arts and culture in Asia and beyond; in addition, the programme offers students practical, object- and skill-based learning through studio practice, video production, curating and internships. The Department also offers a taught Master’s programme in Curating and Art History (MACAH). Another new taught Master’s programme in Creative and Media Industries (MACMI) will be launched in 2021/22.

VS is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of media industries and film studies. The appointee is expected to: (i) teach relevant courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervising undergraduate and/or postgraduate final projects; (ii) to develop innovative and rigorous research and generate research outputs with high impact; and (iii) to contribute to service and development of the Department. The appointee will be expected to make substantial contribution to the developing MACMI programme, and may need to assume a concurrent appointment as the Programme Director.

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. 

Gizem Arat Profile

ProfilesGizem Arat is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Gizem Arat

She earned her PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong in Social Work and Social Administration. She has been a Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong, working on the promotion of social inclusion of ethnic minority youth.

Prior to her Ph.D. journey, she obtained her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh, in the School of Social Work. After her MSW degree, she was passionate to expand her knowledge of Eastern settings to gain a dual perspective (East and West) on social work. Her current research areas include the promotion of social justice and social harmony, positive youth development, and resilience in ethnic minority youth in Asian and global contexts. She is interested in hiking, exploring new cultures and meeting new people with diverse backgrounds.

Recent Publications:

Arat, G., & Kerelian, N. (2019). The promotion of socially inclusive East Asian society: The Hong Kong caseJournal of Human Rights and Social Work. doi: 10.1007/s41134-019-00107-y

Arat, G., & Kerelian, N. (2019). Reshaping the social work education system towards cultural competency: The Hong Kong case. International Social Work, 62(1), 316-329. doi: 10.1177/0123456789123456

Arat, G., & Wong, P. W. C. (2019). Commentary on: How schools enhance the development of young people’s resilience, Ungar, Connelly, Liebenberg, and Theron, 2017. Social Indicators Research, 143(1), 319-324. doi: 10.1007/s11205-018-1971-7

Arat, G., & Wong, P. W. C. (2018). Integrating resilience and positive youth development for the promotion of positive health behaviours among ethnic minorities: A conceptual framework. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 28(4), 250-263.  doi:10.1080/02185385.2018.1502679

Arat, G., Hoang, A. P., Jordan, L. P., & Wong, P. W. (2016). A systematic review of studies on ethnic minority youth development in Hong Kong: An application of the ecological framework. China Journal of Social Work9(3), 218-237. doi: 10.1080/17525098.2017.1254716

Arat, G., Liu, L. L., & Wong, P. W. C. (2016). Culturally relevant protective and risk factors of youth risk behaviors among Pakistani and Indian students in Hong Kong: A focus group study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1043659616668397

Work for CID:
Gizem Arat co-authored KC79: Social Cohesion.

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