Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Business and Economics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Friday, 3 July 2020
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Friday, 21 August 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Business and Economics (07030)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Faculty of Business and Economics (HKU Business School) (Ref.: 500557), to commence as soon as possible for one to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

We are seeking to appoint a Post-doctoral Fellow to join the Quantitative History research team, led by Professor Zhiwu Chen, to study historical roots of China’s economic performance. Drawing on historical big data and rigorous statistical tools, quantitative history is a rising interdisciplinary research area that links history to many other fields. Recognising the combined strength of historians and social scientists, Faculty of Business and Economics (HKU Business School) is at the forefront of research in the area of economic history in Hong Kong and Asia. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with research experience in Economic History, or other Quantitative History areas. The appointee will be involved in multi-year interdisciplinary projects that develops/utilises advanced econometric methods to analyse historical data. Enquiries about this post can be sent to Dr. Chicheng Ma at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload the following documents:

  • cover letter of max two pages;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • official PhD certificate (if available), transcript and English proficiency certificate (IELTS/TOEFL);
  • writing sample (PhD dissertation or a working paper);
  • succinct research proposal of max five A4 pages; and
  • two reference letters directly provided by referees.

Review of applications will start from July 2, 2020 and continue until August 21, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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