Application Guidelines


The Society of Fellows invites applications from qualified candidates who have completed their PhD graduation requirements, including doctoral examination and approval of final thesis, between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016, and who are not currently employed in tenure-track positions. Applications from candidates who hold a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications

The deadline for application is 23:00 (Hong Kong time) on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Application Documents

1) Completed application form
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Cover letter including a research proposal not exceeding 1,200 words
4) Writing sample: one dissertation chapter or published article
5) Three letters of recommendation to be submitted in PDF format directly to the Society by referees via email to: Letters should be addressed to Professor Derek Collins, Dean of Arts. Letterhead is preferred.

All applications documents, including the letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the deadline of January 1, 2017, for your application to be considered. There is no application fee. It is not necessary to send a transcript of graduate courses or grades. Only applications submitted via email to will be considered. Applications should be sent with all attachments in PDF format.

Notification to Applicants

Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application once ALL required documents have been submitted.

Applicants will be notified by email of the result of their application by or before the end of March 2017. Please notify us should there be any update to your email address.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and the professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.

Data Privacy

The information provided will be used for appointment to the University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, and upon appointment, for other appropriate purposes within the University. It might also be disclosed to internal departments/agencies authorised to process the information for appointment, e.g. for departmental/faculty review, health assessments, announcement of new appointments. Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, applicants have rights to request access to and/or correction of their personal data held by the University. Requests should be made to the Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong (e-mail: