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Post-doctoral Fellow (several posts) at the Centre for Quantitative History

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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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.: 526044) to commence as soon as possible on one-year temporary terms or two-year fixed terms, 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 studying economic, financial, and social history in a quantitative fashion, hosted at the HKU Business School in collaboration with the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Centre 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

The Role

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 lead a few Research Assistants and actively contribute to various activities of the Centre. Responsibilities include moderating research seminars, managing the Centre's new working paper series, and organizing the Centre's biennial conference. They are expected to engage in the academic life of the Centre by regularly attending readings, lectures, presentations, and other campus activities.

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.

What We Offer

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Appointment on two-year fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme totaling up to 10% of the basic salary during the total contract period.

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
  • the name and contact information of two academic referees (we will reach out to your referees for a recommendation once you are shortlisted).

Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until July 31, 2024, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview. Once selected, the University would offer assistance in obtaining a work permit in Hong Kong. Enquiries about the posts should be sent to

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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