Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Hong Kong (HK)
12 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong

Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Faculty of Arts

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia’s global university. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Its international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of its staff and students and its collaborations with other top universities around the globe.

Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities (Ref.: 201601354)

The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six inaugural, Post-Doctoral Fellowships, to commence on September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years and is non-renewable.

The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact with each other and other members of the Faculty. Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty of Arts will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research.

Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. degree, including defence and dissertation filing, between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, and not be currently employed in tenure-track positions. Applications from candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong will not be considered.

A globally competitive package including a monthly salary, housing allowance, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to successful applicants. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., cover letter (including a research proposal), and writing sample to Applications must include three letters of recommendation submitted directly to the Society by referees. Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from Closes January 1, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by or before the end of March 2017.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.