THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantitative History

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
02 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2022
Ref
516062
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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 Quantitative History in the Faculty of Business and Economics (Ref.: 516062), to commence as soon as possible for one to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with research experience in Economic History, or other Quantitative History areas, including but not limited to economics, finance, statistics, and machine learning.  The appointee will be involved in multi-year interdisciplinary projects that develop/utilize advanced econometric methods to analyze historical data.

The appointee will join the Quantitative History research team, led by Professor Zhiwu Chen and Dr. Chicheng Ma, to study the multifaceted history of China using econometric techniques and big data from economics and finance disciplines.  Drawing on historical big data and rigorous statistical tools, quantitative history is a rising interdisciplinary research area that links history to many other fields of social science.  Enquiries about this post should be sent to quanthist@hku.hk.

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 post.  Applicants should apply online and upload the following documents:

  • a cover letter;
  • an up-to-date C.V.;
  • official Ph.D. certificate (if available) and/or transcripts;
  • a writing sample (Ph.D. dissertation or a working paper);
  • a research statement of maximum three A4 pages; and
  • two reference letters directly provided by academic referees.

Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.