Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 posts)

City University of Hong Kong - Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.

The Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law (RCCL) was established in 1994 to foster research and scholarly discussion on the changing legal landscape of China. The RCCL is an interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the academic investigation of Chinese law, public and private, substantive and procedural. The Centre aims to further study of all cutting-edge areas related to Chinese legal development, their intricate relationships to and distinctiveness from each other, and questions about the nature and trend of rule of law in China as a whole. The Centre draws on multiple disciplines outside law, including economics, history, cognitive science, and philosophy. It also encourages comparative work, especially involving Commonwealth and civil-law systems.

Applications are invited for:

Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 posts)

Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law [Ref. B/R/775/14]

Duties: Conduct research and produce high quality research outputs relating to Chinese and Comparative Law; present research outputs and participate in and contribute to seminars or working paper series; assist in organizing events and day-to-day administration of RCCL; and perform any other duties as assigned.

The appointment will be for 12 months with possibility of extension.

Requirements: A PhD; excellent academic qualification in Chinese and Comparative Law; ability to publish research outputs in English; good command of written and spoken English; appropriate experience in conducting academic legal research; and demonstrated potential for excellence in research. Preference will be given to candidates with a decent publication record.

Candidates with a PhD plus appropriate experience or outstanding research performance may be considered for appointment as Research Fellow.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Information and Application

Further information on the RCCL, the posts and the University is available at and, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email: (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an application letter, current curriculum vitae, sample writing, other supporting documents, and the names of 3 referees (including doctoral supervisor) to the Director of RCCL [Email:]. Applications will receive full consideration until the positions are filled and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 49th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2018); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2016).

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