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 teaching fellows’ own course or gaining experience in core courses, and organizing funded academic conferences in your field. Applicants should have completed their final degrees (JD, JSD, or PhD) before the start of their appointments, unless they possess significant practice experience.

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 also teach one course per year to further develop their teaching portfolios. 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. Fellows will be supported applying for additional funding from Hong Kong and HKU sources. Address any specific questions to the Director at: .

For the 2023-2024 round, applicants should apply by December 15th, 2023 at:

Past and Current Awardees


Yu-Jie Chen, Assistant Professor of Law, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

Anna Dziedzic, Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow in Law, Melbourne University (Australia)

Alexander Ezenagu, Assistant Professor of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar)


Godwin Dzah, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Alberta (Canada)

Evan Rosevear, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Southampton (UK)

Christopher Szabla, Assistant Professor of Law, Durham University (UK)


Wanshu Cong, Assistant Professor of Law, Australian National University (Australia)

Cynthia Farid (In Residence)

Katie Johnston, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Liverpool (UK)


Valeria Vázquez Guevara (In Resident)

Wang Yilin, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Macau

We are pleased that some of our awardees obtained tenure-track positions at prominent law schools before taking up their appointment with us.