Post-doctoral Fellowship Program 2020 in the University of Hong Kong Society of Fellows, Hong Kong

Publish Date: Dec 01, 2019

Deadline: Jan 07, 2020

The applications for the 2019-2020 intake are open. Up to six Post-Doctoral Fellowships will commence on August 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. Submission deadline is 23:00 on January 7, 2020 (Hong Kong Time).

Application Guidelines


The Society of Fellows invites applications from qualified candidates who have a PhD degree conferred after January 1, 2017. Candidates will have defended or submitted their dissertation by December 31, 2019 and their degree conferred not later than March 31, 2020. They will not be currently employed in tenure-track positions. Applications from candidates who hold a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications

The deadline for application is 23:00 on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 (Hong Kong time).

Application Documents

Applicants shall complete their application online and submit the following documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter not exceeding 300 words
  • A research proposal not exceeding 1,500 words (excluding bibliography). Proposals are vetted by specialists as well as non-specialists.
  • One writing sample: one dissertation chapter or one published article
  • Three letters of recommendation to be submitted in PDF format directly to the Society by referees via email to: Letters should be addressed the Director of Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Letterhead is preferred.

All applications documents, including the letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be considered. There is no application fee. Please do not send a transcript of graduate courses or grades. Only applications submitted via the HKU’s career site will be considered. Applications should be submitted with all attachments in PDF format.

Notification to Applicants

Successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of March 2020. Please notify us should there be any update to your email address.

 The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from both genders to apply.

Data Privacy

The information provided will be used for appointment to the University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, and upon appointment, for other appropriate purposes within the University. It might also be disclosed to internal departments/agencies authorised to process the information for appointment, e.g. for departmental/faculty review, health assessments, announcement of new appointments. Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, applicants have rights to request access to and/or correction of their personal data held by the University. Requests should be made to the Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong (e-mail:

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