The Smart City Cluster (City University of Hong Kong) is seeking to attract a full-time Post-doc fellow for the project “The geo-economic state space through transnational incubators: The politics of infrastructure” funded by the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. The project is led by June Wang (City University of Hong Kong), through a collaboration with Ugo Rossi (Gran Sasso Science Institute), Sami Moisio (University of Finland) and Andrew Pollio (Politecnico di Torino).
The successful candidate will collaborate with the PI and the three Co-Is to achieve collective research goals. The post-doc researcher will be involved in tracing digital and social infrastructures for transnational incubators in China, Kenya, Italy and Finland. This proposed study is an effort in sociocultural and political geography to explore the emerging geo-economic statecraft and its spatiality stretching through transnational networking incubators. We propose the lens of STS-led infrastructure to draw insights on the innovative economy by economic geographers, the effective state power through re-configuration of political authorities, corporate and individual biopowers, and flow-&-nodes oriented territoriality.
The candidate is expected to hold a PhD degree in geography or a related relevant discipline, has a demonstrated interest in the digital/platform economy, and has received adequate training in qualitative and quantitative data sources. Familiarity with one of the research sites (i.e. Chinese, African or European cities) is also considered a strong plus.
The successful candidate will be enrolled as a pos-doctoral fellow at the City University of Hong Kong for one year, renewable once. The preferred starting date is 1 May 2024 (or sooner).
Please contact June Wang (June.email@example.com) for your application. Please submit a dossier in English consisting of an academic CV, samples of past publications, and the contact details of two academic references. The application deadline is 29 Feb 2024 (We will review the application on a rolling basis).