International Society for Quantitative History

[Open for Application] Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantitative History (HKU Business School)

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantitative History in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong, to commence as soon as possible for one to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with research experience in Economic History, or other Quantitative History areas, including but not limited to economics, finance, statistics, and machine learning. The appointee will be involved in multi-year interdisciplinary projects that develop/utilize advanced econometric methods to analyze historical data.

The appointee will join the Quantitative History research team, led by Professor Zhiwu Chen and Dr. Chicheng Ma, to study the multifaceted history of China using econometric techniques and big data from economics and finance disciplines. Drawing on historical big data and rigorous statistical tools, quantitative history is a rising interdisciplinary research area that links history to many other fields of social science. Enquiries about this post should be sent to cqhmail@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University of Hong Kong only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload the following documents:

  • a cover letter;
  • an up-to-date C.V.;
  • official Ph.D. certificate (if available) and/or transcripts;
  • a writing sample (Ph.D. dissertation or a working paper);
  • a research statement of maximum three A4 pages; and
  • two reference letters directly provided by academic referees.


Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

[Open for Application] Research Assistant in Quantitative History (HKU Business School)

Research Assistant I (holding the functional title of Project Coordinator) in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong (to commence as soon as possible on a one-year temporary basis or two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in Economics or other related disciplines. Bachelor’s degree holders with sophisticated research skills and experience will also be considered. They should possess experience in empirical studies using sophisticated econometric tools and be familiar with project management. Priority will be given to candidates who are keen to a research career in the field of quantitative history, economic history, or development.  The appointee will work for the Quantitative History research team at HKU Business School to assist in the projects on economic history of China. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Chicheng Ma at cqhmail@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter; an up-to-date C.V.; a writing sample (working paper or research proposal); and a reference letter directly provided by an academic referee.  Review of applications will continue until October 21, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

International Society for Quantitative History

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