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Tenure-track Faculty Positions, Institute of Science and Technology for Deep Space Exploration

Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

About the School

The Institute of Science and Technology for Deep Space Exploration is among the first established research institutes in the Suzhou campus of Nanjing University. The institute aims to conduct fundamental, frontier and interdisciplinary research in the area of planetary science, space environment, etc., to support the sustainable development of China's deep space exploration, and to provide a first-class platform for innovative work on space science, space astronomy and related technology.


The institute invites applications to fill several faculty positions, at the levels of tenure-track assistant professors and associate professors. Motivated candidates with an excellent background in one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  1. Space environment and space weather;
  2. Solar system objects and exoplanets;
  3. Instrumentation and scientific application for deep space exploration missions and space astronomy missions.


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 first-rate background in academic training—specifically, a PhD in relevant disciplines, experience in studying and/or working at first-rate teaching and research institutions, and knowledge of the latest international trends and development in the relevant research field(s); The applicant for Assistant Professor should have engaged in academic research for more than two years after receiving the doctoral degree. The applicant for Associate Professor should have engaged in academic research for more than four years after receiving the 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.

Supporting Materials for Applicant

  1. A letter of application (please specify the field of research and position applied for)
  2. A detailed CV (please include a list of publications)
  3. A summary of past research
  4. A statement of research plan
  5. Three reference letters
  6. A statement of teaching experience

Please login to the talent recruitment platform of Nanjing University ( to submit the application materials required.

Compensation Package and Support

  1. An annual salary (to be negotiated individually)
  2. A start-up fund for research
  3. Qualification to supervise graduate students
  4. The university provides short-term lodging and housing subsidies. Applicants recruited can purchase commercial housing offered by the university at a special discount
  5. The university provides assistance with children’s schooling at primary and secondary school levels.

Application deadline

Rolling recruitment (Interviews and evaluations will be organized in several batches depending on the number of actual applicants).

If the number of applicants for a single post is small, it will be extended appropriately.

Policy consultation

Ms. Zhao

Tel.: (86)512-68768130


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