Academic Fellow in Law

University of Hong Kong Department of Law

Hong Kong

Global Academic Fellow (3 posts)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 502489
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Law (18100)

Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointments as Global Academic Fellow (3 posts) in the Department of Law (Ref.: 502489), to commence in August 2021 or January 2022, for a period of two years.


The Global Academic Fellows Programme was created to provide outstanding and aspiring legal academics with time and resources to transition into the global teaching market. Fellows will have access to an internationally leading faculty for mentorship, affiliation with related research centers, and funding for attending academic conferences to present their work.  Other opportunities will include teaching appointees’ own course or gaining experience in core courses, and organizing funded academic conferences in their field. Applicants should have completed their doctoral degrees (JD or PhD) before the start of their appointments, unless they possess significant practice experience. Successful candidates will be appointed at the grade of Post-doctoral Fellow.


One to three fellows will be appointed each year, and will be expected to be in residence at HKU and devote their time primarily to their own research and preparation for entering the international teaching market. Fellows will be provided shared office space and administrative support when needed.  Information about the Department of Law and the Faculty of Law can be found at:


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave, housing subsidy, relocation expenses and full medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 


Additionally, all shortlisted candidates will be nominated for HKU’s Presidential Post-doctoral Fellowship. Each of these nominations potentially represents additional salary, research funds and the optional extension of the fellowship for a third year.  Address any specific questions to the Director at: 


The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload the following 4 components: 1) an updated C.V., 2) a 3-page research agenda (including past, current and future projects), 3) a list of at least three academic references, and 4) a writing sample (under 50 pages).  Closes January 1, 2021.


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Advertised:Nov 4, 2020 (HK Time)
Applications close:Jan 1, 2021 (HK Time)

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