Tenure-Track Positions Available in Law School

Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)
04 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

I. About the School

Nanjing University is a century-old school with a long history and high reputation. The predecessor of the Law School of Nanjing University was the Law School of National Central University during the period of the Republic of China. In 1952, as part of a nationwide adjustment of university faculties and departments, the Law School was merged with other universities. In 1981, Nanjing University resumed its Department of Law and started enrollment. In 1994, the department was changed to the School of Law.

Law School of Nanjing University has one undergraduate major. It also has nine master majors including legal theories, legal history, constitution and administrative law, criminal law, civil and commercial law, litigation law, economic law, environment and environmental protection law, and international law. It is one of the first extraordinary legal personnel education bases and a national first-class undergraduate major construction institute,which ranks in the first class, both domestically and abroad, in the assessment by the Ministry of Education and in international rankings. It has an excellent academic reputation at home and abroad.

Law School of Nanjing University establishes 11 research institutes, including the Sino-German Institute of Economic Law, the Institute of Economic Law, the Institute of Crime Prevention and Control, the Institute of Private Law, the Research Center for Codex Commentary, the Research Center for Chinese Legal Cases, the Research Center for Housing Policy and Real Estate Law, the Zijin Research Center of Intellectual Property Rights, the Research Center of Commercial Law, etc. Nanjing University Law Journal (formerly Nanjing University Law Review), Sino-German Legal Forum (formerly the Annual Journal of Sino-German Institute of Economic Law), and Case Review, all of them are edited and published by the Law School, have made a great influence to the academia. Since 1981, the Law School has published over three hundred monographs and textbooks and thousands of theses in major journals at home and abroad. These results have received numerous national and provincial rewards.

II. Description of Openings

The Law School of Nanjing University warmly invites talented individuals interested in pursuing research in various fields of law to join our faculty. We are currently seeking to recruit up to six tenure-track positions at assistant professor and associate professor level from around the world. Specific fields of research open for recruitment are:

  1. Civil law
  2. Constitutional law and administrative law
  3. Procedural law
  4. International law
  5. Economic law
  6. Criminal law

III. Conditions for Application

The applicant should

  1. Abide by the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China, and have a passion for teaching and research;
  2. Abide by the ethics of teachers, uphold academic integrity, be willing to work diligently, and have no criminal record or record in breaching the ethics of teachers and/or academic integrity;
  3. Have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, with experience studying and working at top-tier academic and research institutions, and familiarity with the latest international research developments in the field. For the position of Associate Professor, it is required to have engaged in academic research for 2 years or more after obtaining a doctoral degree;
  4. Have outstanding teaching abilities—the applicant should be able to teach core and frontline courses in the corresponding discipline, and have sound teaching methodology and strong verbal skills;
  5. Demonstrate outstanding research output and potential—the applicant should have publications in his/her field of research, original ideas about relevant fields of research, a clear vision about future research plans, and good potential for further academic development.

IV. Supporting Materials for Application

  1. Cover letter (specifying research area and position level);
  2. Curriculum Vitae (including birth date, education background and publication list);
  3. Research Statement;
  4. Three reference letters;
  5. At least three research papers (in PDF).

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V. Compensation Package and Support

A successful applicant will be provided with:

  1. An annual salary (the details shall be communicated separately);
  2. Qualification to supervise graduate students;
  3. The university provides short-term lodging and housing subsidies. Applicants recruited can purchase commercial housing offered by the university at a special discount;
  4. The university provides assistance with children’s schooling at primary and secondary school levels.

VI. Application Deadline

Application deadline: November 1, 2023 

The application period will be extended appropriately if the number of the applicants for single postition is relatively small.

VII. Contact Details

Tel.: 86-25-83686448 (Ms. Yang)


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