Global Academic Fellows

Applications are invited for appointments as Global Academic Fellow (3 posts) in the Department of Law, to commence in August 2020 or January 2021, for a period of two years.

The Global Academic Fellows Program 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 the option of teaching your own courses and organizing funded academic conferences in your field. Applicants should have completed their doctoral degrees (JD or PhD) before the start of their appointments, unless they possess significant practice experience. The 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 medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Successful candidates will be nominated for HKU’s Presidential Post-Doctoral Fellowship and Hong Kong’s RGC Post-Doctoral Scheme. Each of these nominations potentially represents additional salary, research funds and the optional extension of the fellowship for a third year. Two of three inaugural fellows have already secured tenure-track appointments within the first year of their appointment. Address specific questions to the Director at: .

Applicants should apply at: Please be prepared to upload the following four components: 1) an updated CV, 2) a three 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 Feb. 1st, 2020.

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