Associate Professor or Professor in Physical Geography

Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)
03 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Associate Professor or Professor in Physical Geography

School of Geography and Ocean Science (SGOS) of Nanjing University seeks candidates for the above position.

With a reputation for “Cradle of Geographers” in China, the School of Geography and Ocean Science (SGOS) of Nanjing University was founded by Professor ZHU Kezhen (竺可桢) in 1921. Many prestigious professors have devoted their talents and careers to SOGS. In early days, Professor ZHU Kezhen’s ground-breaking research on Asian Monsoon; the population density boundary line in China, is also known as the “Hu Huanyong Line”, proposed by Professor HU Huanyong (胡焕庸), and the pioneering research on historical geography by Professor ZHANG Qiyun (张其昀) established SOGS as the leader in geography.

SOGS takes an active attitude to enhance its strengths and adjusts orientations of its disciplines in modern days, pivoting great research resources in the science of Earth surface systems. Due to its persistent excellence, the academic disciplines of SOGS are enlisted in the "Double First-Class" initiative of China. SOGS are currently undertaking numerous research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Ministry of Science and Technology China (MOST), as well as other collaborative projects with prestigious international institutions. The four on-going National Key Research and Development Projects broadly cover research fields in climate change, paleoclimate, carbon cycle and vegetation response, land planning, coastal landform processes, as well as land-use policy and its environmental impacts.

SOGS has 120 full-time faculty and staff, and 30 postdoctoral researchers. There are over 70 undergraduate students, 120 master students and 60 PhD candidates enrolled into SGOS in each academic year. SOGS devotes great efforts to the best education for all-level students. This also echoes with the goal by Nanjing University, that is to provide the best undergraduate education in China.

SOGS received a series of awards at both national and provincial levels in the past five years. Annual publications by SOGS are around 500 in peer-review journals, with 60% of them published in international scientific journals, including some of the high-profile journals, such as Nature communications, PNAS, Science Bulletin, Science Advances.

We Provide:

  • Excellent R&D infrastructure with well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories;
    • SOGS is equipped with the state-of-art research laboratories and field bases, including the Huangshan National Park Ecosystem Field Scientific Observation and Research Station (MOE), laboratories of AMS C-14 dating, ICP-MS U-Pb dating, OSL dating, Pb-210 dating, tree ring chronology as well as laboratories for isotopic, spectral and geochemical analysis of sediments, ice core and organic matter.
  • A salary commensurate with experience, in accordance with Nanjing University’s policy.  


Please submit:

a) Curriculum Vitae,

b) Research Statement

c) Recommendation letters (2-3)

via email to:

Contact Details:

School of Geography and Ocean Science (SGOS) of Nanjing University

Phone: +86-025-89682686, E-mail: