Post-doctoral Fellow/Senior Research Assistant

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Oct 21, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 15, 2021
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: Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (45400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff, Research Support Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow/Senior Research Assistant (two posts) in the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Ref.: 508546), to commence on September 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

The Institute was established in 2001 with a mission to promote innovative, cross-disciplinary scholarship with a focus on China and Asia.  More information about the Institute can be viewed at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Human Geography, Religious Studies, Political Science, Sociology, or a related discipline. Outstanding applicants in the final stages of Ph.D. studies may also be considered for initial appointment as Senior Research Assistant.  Applicants should have field research experience on local entanglements and connections, preferably including those of a religious nature, between China and one or more countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The appointees will work on the projects “Chinese Modernity and Soft Power on the Belt and Road” and/or “Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road” led by Professor David A. Palmer.  They will be expected to research and prepare publications based on their research on the relevant topic; and to contribute to the organization of academic activities and research of the Asian Religious Connections research cluster of the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (see  For further enquiries about the posts and the projects, please contact Professor David A. Palmer by email to

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 applications for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV, a one-page statement of research interests, and a sample publication or dissertation chapter.  Review of applications will start on November 15, 2021 and continue until December 15, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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