Post-doctoral Fellow in Mental Well-being and End-of-Life Communication

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
30 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
31 May 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: School of English (04300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Mental Well-being and End-of-Life Communication in the School of English (Ref.: 503865), to commence on September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of two years. This appointment is under the University Research Committee’s Post-doctoral Fellow Scheme. The appointee will be affiliated with Research and Impact Initiative for Communication in Healthcare (HKU RIICH).

Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. degree in relevant fields ((socio)linguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis) by the time of appointment, and preferably previous background or formal training in psychology.  The successful candidate should also possess native or near-native fluency in English.  Information about the School can be obtained at  Enquiries about the duties of the post can be directed to Dr. Olga Zayts (

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 include a letter of application, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of a current research project, and provide at least three referees’ name and contact details on the online application form.  Shortlisted applicants will be requested to arrange for at least three references, including one from their PhD supervisor/advisor.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible, and continue until May 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

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