Postdoc Position: Department of Urban Planning and Design (Full-Time)

The University of Hong Kong invites applications for appointment as a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong.

The Urban Planning and Design project aims to scrutinize how multi-dimensional housing inequalities are wrought under the ongoing economic recession caused by Covid-19, the uneven geographies of global capital flows, and new forms of financialization anchored by governments in pandemic-stricken megacities around the globe.


The appointee will work on a research project entitled “Multi-dimensional Housing Inequalities in Pandemic-stricken Megacities”, under the supervision of Professor Shenjing He and the Social Infrastructure for Equity and Wellbeing Lab (SIEW Lab) in the Faculty of Architecture.

  • A highly competitive salary in addition to
  • annual leave and
  • medical benefits.
Job Requirements
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Housing Studies, Human Geography, Housing Economics, Public Health, or other related fields with a strong research track record.
  • They should also have skills in both qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, communication, and organizational skills; and
  • The ability to work systematically and with others.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with skills in big data analytics, spatial analysis, and
  • proficiency in both English and Chinese.
Application Process

Applicants should apply online and upload

  • an up-to-date C.V.
  • a cover letter/statement of interest and
  • a representative publication.

Enquires about the post can be sent to Professor Shenjing He (e-mail: ).

Application Deadline: November 8, 2020

For more information, visit the official sites.


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