Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantitative History

Hong Kong
Salary Not Specified
Sep 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Ref.: 502104
Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Business and Economics (07030)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantitative History in the Faculty of Business and Economics (Ref.: 502104), to commence as soon as possible for up to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with research experience in Economic History or other Quantitative History areas. The appointee will be involved in multi-year interdisciplinary projects that develop/utilise advanced econometric methods to analyse historical data. Enquiries about this post can be sent to Dr. Chicheng Ma at

The appointee will join the Quantitative History research team, led by Professor Zhiwu Chen, to study historical roots of China’s economic performance. Drawing on historical big data and rigorous statistical tools, quantitative history is a rising interdisciplinary research area that links history to many other fields. Recognising the combined strength of historians and social scientists, the Faculty of Business and Economics (HKU Business School) is at the forefront of research in the area of economic history in Hong Kong and Asia.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience 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 the following documents:

  • cover letter of max two pages;
  • an up-to-date C.V.;
  • official Ph.D. certificate (if available), transcript and English proficiency certificate (IELTS/TOEFL);
  • a writing sample (Ph.D dissertation or a working paper);
  • succinct research proposal of max five A4 pages; and
  • two reference letters directly provided by referees.

Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier .

Advertised: Sep 11, 2020 (HK Time)
Applications close: Dec 31, 2020 (HK Time)

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