Job position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Translation in Hong Kong
Deadline: 31 January 2023

The Department of Translation is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow. As the first Department of Translation in Hong Kong, our programme has a long history of excellence in a variety of fields, including but not limited to translation history, translation and technology, digital humanities, translation theory, and practical translation (especially literary). The Department is also home to the Centre for Translation Technology, which has specialized projects undertaken by Centre members. Faculty members are active in securing research grants concerning various aspects of translation history, theory and practice, increasingly with a digital component. Applicants with expertise in the relevant disciplines are encouraged to consult details on the

Department’s website ( relating to ongoing projects and expertise of staff members before applying.

Applicants should have (i) a relevant PhD degree obtained within the last five years; (ii) strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching; and (iii) outstanding accomplishments and research potential. Preference will be given to applicants with a good command of Chinese.

The appointee will be assigned to a mentor and to work under his/her supervision to complete a research project according to the proposal. Other duties include teaching at the Department’s undergraduate programmes and participating in departmental activities.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing August 2023, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Applicants should submit a proposal (two to four pages) of the research to be carried out in the online application. Preference will be given to research proposals that focus on digital humanities. Application without a research proposal will not be considered.

For enquiries, please contact the Department at


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