Post-doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Quantitative History

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Centre for Quantitative History (07008)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for appointments as Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Quantitative History (CQH) of the Faculty of Business and Economics (several posts) (Ref.: 520769) (to commence as soon as possible for one to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

About the Centre for Quantitative History (CQH)

The Centre for Quantitative History (CQH) is a focal institution for coordinating and conducting big data-based historical inquiries, hosted at the HKU Business School in collaboration with the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The focus of the Centre is on the study of China’s economic, financial, social, and other history. It was founded as an Area of Excellence designated and funded by the Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong. More information about the Centre can be found at

Qualifications and Qualities

Applicants should possess Ph.D. degree in Economics, Finance, History, or a closely related field in the recent three years (or will complete the Ph.D. degree before 2024 Summer). They should have a  well-demonstrated interest in quantitative history research, and excellent communication skills in Chinese and English for both writing and oral presentation.

The appointees will primarily work with the Principal Investigators on the study of China’s economic, financial, social, and other histories, oriented toward academic journal publications. They will also participate in the various academic activities managed by the CQH and lead a few Research Assistants.

What We Offer

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

How to Apply
The University only accepts online applications for the above posts. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload the following documents:  

  • a cover letter;
  • an up-to-date C.V.;
  • an official Ph.D. certificate (if available) and/or transcripts;
  • a writing sample (Ph.D. dissertation or a working paper);
  • a research proposal of max five A4 pages; and
  • contacts (email and phone) of two academic referees.

Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until July 31, 2023, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview. Enquiries about the posts should be sent to

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