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Post-doctoral Fellow in the Centre on Contemporary China

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Academic Discipline
Politics & International Studies, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Centre on Contemporary China and the World (47700)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for an appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the Centre on Contemporary China and the World at the University of Hong Kong, to commence as soon as possible for 1-year temporary basis, with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Duties and Responsibilities

CCCW is seeking a highly analytical and rigorously trained researcher for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow, to conduct some or all original research and other tasks listed below:

  • work on projects related to Chinese politics, economy, society and foreign policy under the guidance of the Centre director or a senior fellow
  • revise their doctoral dissertation for publication
  • write a research paper and an opinion piece during the one-year long fellowship
  • design/refine research methodologies for the CCCW
  • coordinate data collection and analysis
  • support the organization of public events
  • assist in the preparation of the Centre’s reports
  • perform other duties as assigned


  • a Ph.D. degree in political science, international relations, economics, or a related discipline, from a reputable university
  • an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese
  • a demonstrated understanding of Chinese politics, economy, society, China-U.S. relations and broader international affairs with record of publishing academic research papers
  • good interpersonal, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • the ability to work independently and in a team
  • self-motivated and responsible
  • Successful candidates must be able to obtain the legal right to take up full-time employment and reside in Hong Kong during the Post-doctoral fellowship period. Visa and work authorization will be made possible for successful applicants through the Human Resources Department.

What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on a temporary basis for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

How to Apply

The University only accepts online applications for the above post(s). Applicants should apply online at the University’s Careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V. and three names of references and their email addresses. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until April 30, 2024, or until the post(s) is/are filled, whichever is earlier.

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