Post-doctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
09 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
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.

Department : Faculty of Arts

Closing Date : January 7, 2019

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia's global university. Located in one of the world's most dynamic cities and on Mainland China's doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts is one of the University's oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Its international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of its staff and students and its collaborations with other top universities around the globe.

The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six Post-doctoral Fellowships, to commence on August 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years.

The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact with each other and other members of the Faculty. Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty of Arts will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred after January 1, 2016. Candidates will have defended or submitted their dissertation by December 31, 2018 and their degree conferred not later than March 31, 2019. They will not be currently employed in tenure-track positions.

A globally competitive package including a monthly salary, housing allowance, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to successful applicants.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., cover letter (not exceeding 300 words), a research proposal (not exceeding 1500 words), and a writing sample to the Faculty at  Applications must include three letters of recommendation submitted directly to the Society by referees. Dossiers are accepted. The application will be vetted by a panel of scholars from across the spectrum of the arts and the humanities. Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from  Closes January 7, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019.