Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
04 Oct 2023
30 Nov 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.:523258) (to commence from December 2023/January 2024 for one year, with the possibility of renewal to two to three years subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Social Policies, Political Science, Public Policies, Social Work, Sociology, Economics, or related disciplines. The applicants should have strong knowledge and skills in statistical methods and quantitative research and have excellent academic writing skills. They should have a strong sense of responsibility and a good command of written and spoken English. 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. 

Proficiencies in Chinese, knowledge and prior experiences in conducting survey experiments, public opinion research, and comparative studies, and previous work experience in research projects and publications would be preferred.

The appointee will work on research projects related to COVID-19 social policies in a comparative perspective and housing policy in China. The appointee will be responsible for designing questionnaires, managing data collection and analysis, literature searches, literature review, manuscript writing 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. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until November 30, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. The candidates shortlisted for the interview will be notified.