HKU Global Academic Fellows

Job Description & Qualification

Applications are invited for appointments as Global Academic Fellow (3 posts) in the Department of Law, to commence in August 2019 or January 2020, 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 courses and organizing funded academic conferences. Applicants should have completed their qualifying postgraduate degrees (JD, JSD 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 in the second year of their fellowship. 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: Specific questions can be made to the Director 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.

Application Procedure

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 March 15, 2019.

About the Organization

Information about the Department of Law at HKU can be found at: We have been traditionally ranked as one of the top 20 law departments globally since the inception of such rankings.

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Job ID

ID: J4772