Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
04 Oct 2023
31 Dec 2023
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref.:523259) (to commence from December 2023/January 2024 for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Social Sciences, Social Policies, Social Work, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, or related disciplines. They should have a strong sense of responsibility and a good command of written and spoken English. Proficiencies in Chinese is a plus. The applicants should either have adequate knowledge of and experience in statistical methods and quantitative research or have excellent academic writing skills. Being proficient with both writing and quantitative skills is ideal. Applicants should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks. They should also have good interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Previous work experience in research projects would be preferred. 

The appointee will work on research projects related to international comparative social welfare policies, evaluating impacts of COVID-19 social policies, and project management. The appointee will be responsible for managing data collection and analysis, literature searches, literature review, and other assigned research-related duties. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Chenhong Peng (email:

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and a writing sample(s). Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until December 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. The candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.