Post-doctoral Fellow: Political economy of land development in China’s metropolises

Post-doctoral Fellow: Political economy of land development in China’s metropolises
Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (China)

Applicants are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, from September 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, but not later than February 28, 2015. The appointment will be made for a period of 3 years.

We are seeking energetic and productive candidates to strengthen our ongoing research on China’s urban and regional development. Applicants should have research experiences in one or preferably more of the following key subfields in the study of China:

  • political economy of land development in China’s metropolises;
  • central-local relations and land finance;
  • urban internal restructuring and redevelopments of urban land;
  • mega-events, local debts, and uneven urban developments;
  • privatization of SOEs and redevelopment of their land.

A Ph.D. degree in Geography or a closely related discipline (politics, sociology, economics, planning, etc.) and a demonstrated record of relevant scholarly publications are required. Relevant field work experience in China is desirable. The appointee will participate in an interdisciplinary research project concerning land development in China’s metropolises: A political economy perspective under the University’s strategic research theme on contemporary China studies.

Information about the Department can be obtained at

Enquires about the post should be addressed to the project leader, Professor George C.S. Lin (e-mail: or Mr. Tommy Liu (e-mail:, Executive Officer, Department of Geography.

Applications close on 30 April 2014.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment carries leave, and medical/dental benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a C.V., by e-mail to They should also arrange for submission, to the same email address as above, three references from senior academics, who are familiar with their academic and research background, skills and experience. Please indicate clearly “Post-doctoral Fellow in Contemporary China Studies” in the subject of the e-mail.

Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at Further particulars can be obtained at

or at

The University thanks applicants for their interests, but advise that only short-listed applicants will be notified of the application result.


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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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