The Visiting Service-Learning Tutorship Scheme at Lingnan University, Hong Kong

The mission of the Visiting Service-Learning Tutorship Scheme is to bring young scholars from prestigious universities from other countries to work in the Office of Service Learning (OSL) with a tutor-led and student-centered approach at Lingnan University. This Scheme enables OSL to better enrich students’ learning of academic subjects with guidance by visiting tutors, and creates an intercultural environment to encourage an examination of values and reassessment of the meaning of global citizenship and civic responsibilities.  In addition, the Scheme helps faculty members to develop different Service-Learning courses or programs at Lingnan University.

A few duties you will have may include conduct at least one assigned research and paper related to Service-Learning, assist in implementing the Service-Learning Programs at OSL, assist in organizing training workshops, reflection meetings and report back seminar presentation for the students, participate in and help organizing OSL activities, assist in publishing the Service-Learning Newsletters of OSL, and any other duties needed by OSL according to the talents and interests of the Visiting Tutor.

General Requirements

Successful applicants will have a degree in any discipline; have fruitful experiences on Service-Learning programs and have a particular interest in Asia, in general, and Hong Kong, in particular. Preferably, a postgraduate student with a Service-Learning research focus. Relevant working experience on Service-Learning is also desirable.  Applicants with other academic and first-language backgrounds are also invited to apply.

Salary and Benefits

The Appointment will be of a fixed term contract for a year with a monthly salary of HK$13,000. All the Visiting Tutors are provided with a small apartment on campus, and hostel responsibilities such as organizing student activities are required to fulfill.  Fringe benefits are provided by Lingnan University, including annual leave, medical and dental benefits, and a mandatory provident fund. Assistance will be given in obtaining a valid Hong Kong entry visa from the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

Selection Criteria

To become a Visiting Tutor, one should:

a)      Be able to adapt to the cultural difference and language barrier,

b)      Be outgoing and friendly,

c)      Be proactive and creative,

d)     Be a leader for the Service-Learning Programs,

e)      Have good knowledge of Chinese culture,

f)       Have good communication skill and be able to work in a team,

g)      Be knowledgeable about Hong Kong, China,

h)      Be knowledgeable about Service-Learning theories, activities, evaluation and research,

i)        Have voluntary, community service, and/or Service-Learning experiences, and

j)        Have a valid travel document.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are invited to forward a resume, the official transcript and sealed copies of two reference letters and an application form– which can be obtained/downloaded from– to the Office of Service Learning, LBY101, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post and an electronic copy of the application form is also required to be emailed to on or before 28 February, 2014. Applicants may also submit supplemental information such as a video for further assessment. For further information, please visit the OSL website at


Important Dates

Deadline of the application:                28 February , 2014

Selection period:                                 From Early-March to Mid-March, 2014

Announcement of the Result:                         Early April, 2014

Working period:                                  Early August, 2014 to late July, 2015

Contact Information
Ms. Chloe SIU

Project Officer, Office of Service Learning,              LBY101, Lingnan University
8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2616 8178


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