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Post-doctoral Fellow in China's Eco-urbanization in the Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong (Ref.: 527066)

The University of Hong Kong

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Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Geography (30900)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow
Hong Kong

Duties and Responsibilities

  • conduct research in China’s Eco-urbanization holding special expertise in one or more of the following subfields: climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience; urban climate governance; eco-/low-carbon urbanism; political economy of carbon neutrality; state power and eco-urbanization; climate justice; and energy geography;
  • participate in interdisciplinary research activities of the Urbanization, Sustainability and Governance (USG) Research Theme of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the International Centre for China Development Studies (ICCDS)


  • a Ph.D. degree in Geography or a related discipline (e.g., environmental sciences, planning, sociology, politics, and economics);
  • a demonstrated record of relevant scholarly publications and grantsmanship;
  • expertise and research experience in China’s climate governance, climate justice, state power and eco-urbanization, political economy of carbon neutrality, and/or energy geography;
  • relevant field work experience in China is preferred

What We Offer

The appointment will commence from January 1, 2025, or as soon as possible thereafter, but in any case not later than May 1, 2025, for a period of 2 to 3 years. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits, and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

How to Apply

The University only accepts online applications for the above post(s). Applicants should apply online at the University's Careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V., including complete records of grants, publications, and a statement of research interests. Applicants should also invite three senior academics who are familiar with their academic and research background, skills and experience to send confidential reference letters directly to Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until  Nov 1 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. Information about the Department can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Project Leader, Professor George C.S. Lin (e-mail: or Administrative Assistant II, Ms. Winnie Lam (e-mail: in the Department of Geography.

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