Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Friday, 30 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 30 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society.

Applications are now invited for the following post:

(Post Ref.: 21/120)

The IPS is searching for staff who can support research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities in the following areas:

  • Education, Employment and Urban Studies
  • China and Regional Studies
  • Policy Studies and Management

The appointees will be mainly responsible for (a) assisting in research projects (e.g. writing research proposals and reports, collecting and analyzing Hong Kong panel data for research activities); (b) organizing research events (e.g., conferences and seminars) and supporting teaching / training programmes; (c) engaging different knowledge transfer activities; and (d) engaging in teaching and learning activities.

General Requirements

Applicants should have

  1. relevant postgraduate qualifications (preferably PhD) in the above areas;
  2. substantial relevant work experience in research proposal writing, conducting research projects and writing research project reports;
  3. good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; and
  4. a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese. Preference will be given to candidates with strong track records in policy research.


The conditions of appointment will be competitive. The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, and gratuity for the eligible appointee. Experienced Postdoctoral Fellow may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor. Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to two years.

Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment with possibility of consideration for substantiation.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ 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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