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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow – The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Institute for the Humanities

(Ref. 14/010/3) (Closing date: February 28, 2014)

Research Institute for the Humanities is preparing to establish a Research Centre for the Islamic Studies (name tbc). In this connection, we are now seeking a researcher to conduct research projects and take part in relevant research activities related to Islamic Studies.

Applicants should have (i) at least a doctoral degree in Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, History or a related discipline, candidates with eight years or above relevant post-qualification experience may be appointed as Research Fellow; (ii) a proven track record of research and publication; (iii) research capability in the studies of Islam in China, e.g. Islam and Chinese culture, Islam and Chinese society; (iv) good command of both spoken and written Chinese and English, including Putonghua, knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage; and (v) the ability to work independently and under pressure.

The appointee will be (a) conducting research related to Islamic Studies for publication; (b) assisting relevant research and publication projects, including writing research proposals, taking part in academic conference, editing manuscripts for publication, etc.; (c) participating in knowledge transfer activities; and (d) contributing to other academic works conducted by the Institute.

Appointment will be made on contract basis for two years commencing August 2014 or as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Salary and Fringe Benefits
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years.

Further information about the University and the general terms of service is available on our homepage at

Application Procedure
Application forms are obtainable
(a) at; or
(b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong; or (c) by fax polling at 3943 1461.

Completed forms, together with copies of qualification documents, should reach the Research Institute for the Humanities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong by the closing date. Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application – Confidential’ on cover.