THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Humanities (05200)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow
The School of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Post-doctoral Fellow in Digital History (Ref.: 522955), to commence on or before August 1, 2024. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for extension for an additional year.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the date of appointment. While the position is open to all geographical and thematic areas of history, preference will be given to those with proficiency in one or more of the following: literary Sinitic (classical Chinese), machine learning, network analysis, and graph databases.
The successful applicant will join Dr. Javier Cha’s research group, the Big Data Studies Lab (BDSL, https://bigdatastudies.net/ ) and participate in his Medieval Yangban Project (https://github.com/javiercha/medieval_yangban ). The Post-doctoral Fellow is expected to actively contribute to BDSL’s regular lab meetings and teach one course per year in either History or in the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies programme during the term of their appointment. English is the language of instruction at the University. Questions regarding the duties of the position should be directed to Dr. Javier Cha ([email protected] ).
The University offers a highly competitive salary package, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include annual leave and medical coverage. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.
The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk ) and upload an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, and a research proposal on a digital history topic (not exceeding three pages). Shortlisted applicants will be requested to arrange for two references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until January 31, 2024 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
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