Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Planning and Design

University of Hong Kong Department of Urban Planning and Design

Hong Kong

Post-doctoral Fellow

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 502333
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Urban Planning and Design (01300)

Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Urban Planning and Design (Ref. 502333), to commence in January 2021, for a period of three years.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Housing Studies, Human Geography, Housing Economics, Public Health or other related fields with a strong research track record. They should also have skills in both qualitative and quantitative research; excellent problem solving, analytical, communication and organizational skills; and the ability to work systematically and with others. Preference will be given to those with skills in big data analytics, spatial analysis, and proficiency in both English and Chinese.

The appointee will work for a research project entitled “Multi-dimensional Housing Inequalities in Pandemic-stricken Megacities”, under the supervision of Professor Shenjing He and the Social Infrastructure for Equity and Wellbeing Lab (SIEW Lab) in the Faculty of Architecture. This project aims to scrutinize how multi-dimensional housing inequalities are wrought under the ongoing economic recession caused by Covid-19, the uneven geographies of global capital flows, and new forms of financialization anchored by governments in pandemic-stricken megacities around the globe. Enquires about the post can be sent to Professor Shenjing He (e-mail:

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref. 501940 with closing date on September 15, 2020) are still under consideration and need not re-apply.

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 an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter/statement of interest and a representative publication. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until November 8, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Oct 9, 2020 (HK Time)

Applications close:Nov 8, 2020 (HK Time)

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