Post-doctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities



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Job description

Ref: 520290

Work type: Full-time

Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities in the School of Humanities (Ref.: 520290), to commence on or before August 1, 2023 for a period of two years.

Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field at the time of appointment. This position is open to all areas of specialization within the digital humanities or an adjacent discipline, including cultural analytics, digital media studies, critical data studies, critical infrastructure studies, and cultural data science.

The appointee will be affiliated with Dr. Javier Cha’s research group, the Big Data Studies Lab (BDSL,  Applicants should submit research proposals on topics that fall within BDSL’s remit, such as digital preservation, data authentication, big data and the environment, cultural analytics, virtuality and time, and the road to web3. Applicants should demonstrate an excellent command of written and spoken English as well as proficiency in at least one pertinent computing skill (e.g., Python, SQL, NoSQL, digital forensics, machine learning, etc.). The appointee will be expected to teach two courses (one per year) in the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies programme during the term of their appointment. English is the language of instruction at the University.  Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 516727) need not re-apply.

Questions regarding the duties of the position should be directed to Dr. Javier Cha ([email protected]).

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

How to apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research proposal (not exceeding three pages), and a writing sample of scholarly work. Shortlisted applicants will be requested to arrange for at least two references, including one from their Ph.D. supervisor. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until June 30, 2023 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

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The University of Hong Kong (or HKU, traditional Chinese: 香港大學) is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong and is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. The medium of instruction in most cases is English.