[Air-L] 3 postdoc openings at the Chinese U of Hong Kong

Jack Qiu jacklqiu at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 07:07:45 PST 2015

FYI and please help us spread the word. The deadline is coming up pretty
soon. Thanks!



School of Journalism and Communication


December 1, 2015


The School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of
Hong Kong is hiring three full-time Postdoctoral Fellows in the following
areas: (A) youth studies; (B) digital labor in comparative perspectives;
and (C) media events in Chinese cyberspace.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in a related Social Science or
Humanities discipline with track records in research; and (ii) good command
of English and Chinese (for Postdoctoral Fellows A and C). Postdoctoral
Fellow B does not have to know Chinese, but competence in another Asian
language will be a plus. For all the three Postdoctoral Fellows, skills in
applying digital methods to media production and/or reception analyses will
be an additional merit.

Postdoctoral Fellow A will assist Professor Anthony Fung in spearheading
interdisciplinary projects for the Faculty of Social Science's focal
research area, youth studies, using survey, quantitative and qualitative

Postdoctoral Fellow B will work with Professor Jack Qiu and Professor
Anthony Fung in studying the structures and dynamics of digital labor
(including creative labor) at both organizational and institutional levels,
especially in Southeast Asia and East Asia, using interviews, secondary
data analysis, and online and offline field research.

Postdoctoral Fellow C will work with Professor Jack Qiu and Professor
Joseph Chan in conducting comparative analysis of Internet-facilitated
media events in different Chinese societies and across time, using
qualitative methods, case studies, online ethnography and archival

Job duties for the three Research Fellows include (a) research design, data
collection and analysis, writing up of grant proposals and publications,
and the dissemination of project findings; (b) management of research team
involving other colleagues and assistants; and (c) coordination of
workshops, seminars and conferences. Specific tasks will be specified by
the project supervisors (i.e. Professor Fung, Professor Qiu and Professor

Appointment will be made on contract basis for eighteen months commencing
January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package,
including medical care.

Further information about the University and the general terms of service
is available on our homepage at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk.


Application forms are obtainable
(a) at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk; 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.

Completed forms, together with copies of qualification documents, should
reach the School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of
Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong by the closing date.

Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application - Confidential' on
cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon

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