CLIR Scholarly Communication Postdoctoral Fellowship

at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Location Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date Posted November 5, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Temporary/Term-Limited
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
CLIR Scholarly Communication Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library invites applications for a two-year CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scholarly Communication from 2020 to 2022.

CUHK Library is growing its support and service for scholarly communication throughout the research cycle.  The Library’s Research Support & Digital Initiatives (RSDI) department leads in this area. The Scholarly Communication team supports the dissemination of scholarly outputs, citation management, copyright, open access, and author identity management. The CUHK Research Portal is our institutional repository to preserve the intellectual output of researchers and showcase the University’s research impact. The Library is working on some research support initiatives including development of research data repository, expanding data management services, reviewing the open-access framework, and enhancing the institutional repository. With all these new developments, the CLIR Fellow will work with the RSDI team to promote scholarly communication, by leveraging our expertise, infrastructure, and services for research support. A key success factor is outreach to faculty to foster working partnerships. The Fellow is encouraged to explore potential areas to enhance Library’s support service for the research life cycle, in particular, open science.


  • Outreach faculties and researchers to promote open access publishing and raise awareness of the trend and development in open science.
  • Identify current and emerging needs on scholarly communication services at the University and foster collaboration with faculties on these services.
  • Collaborate with faculties and library staff to deliver research projects including advice on research data management, institutional repository and author identification management.
  • Explore new areas of library research support and propose strategies to address the opportunities identified.
  • Organize training activities and events including workshops and research seminars on scholarly communication, tools and emerging trends, or other topics related to research life cycle.
  • Conduct research in scholarly communication independently.


  • PhD in any discipline relevant to scholarly communication obtained within the last five years of the beginning of the fellowship in July 2020.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with Faculty and researchers; and to foster collaboration in open science.
  • Understand the full research cycle and tools in research projects and able to provide consultation and guidance to Faculty and researchers to promote emerging scholarly communication service in the campus.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with relevant units of the Library and the University.


  • A good track record in digital scholarship research or related research projects.
  • Experience in research project management.
  • Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese)

Salary and Benefits
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and CLIR’s guidelines. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care. Further information about the University and the general terms of service are available at

The fellowship is not restricted to holders of a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card, or a(n) travel/identity document showing that one is lawfully employable in Hong Kong.  However, the successful applicant will need to apply for and obtain permission for staying and holding employment prior to arrival in Hong Kong. The University will assist the successful applicant in applying for such permission. For more information on living and working in Hong Kong visit

About CUHK
Founded in 1963, CUHK is a comprehensive research university, with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.  Our student population is made up of over 16,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduates from eight Faculties and a Graduate School. There are a wide range of research programs in many subject areas, and four strategically important areas of research; China Studies, Translational Biomedicine, Information & Automation Technology and Environment & Sustainability.  Located in Shatin overlooking Tolo Harbour, CUHK campus is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong.  CUHK is also an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sectors.