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Tenure-track Faculty Positions, Nanjing-Helsinki Institute in Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences

Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

About the School

The Nanjing-Helsinki Institute in Atmospheric and Earth System Sciences, Nanjing University (NJU Nanjing-Helsinki Institute) is a cooperative education institution jointly constructed by Nanjing University and the University of Helsinki and was officially approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education in April 2022. NJU Nanjing-Helsinki Institute is the first Sino-foreign cooperative education institution in China that implements degree programs on atmospheric sciences for undergraduate and postgraduate (master and doctoral students).

Based on the high-level international research cooperation between the two universities in atmospheric and earth system sciences for more than ten years, and drawing disciplinary advantages and characteristics from two universities, the Institute is committed to cultivating top-notch talents with professional skills, innovative spirit and global perspectives. By aligning its disciplines and specialties with science frontiers and social needs for tackling climate change and sustainable development, the Institute will strengthen the integration and innovation between atmospheric science and artificial intelligence, socio-economics, ecological health and other disciplines to jointly create a modern talent training system to foster professionals in atmospheric and earth system sciences.

NJU Nanjing-Helsinki Institute has officially started the enrollment of undergraduates and postgraduates in 2023, and will carry out the training programs mainly on Suzhou campus of Nanjing University.


NJU Nanjing-Helsinki Institute intends to recruit outstanding young talents in all major research fields of atmospheric and earth system sciences with workplace mainly on Suzhou Campus of Nanjing University. The Institute has several tenure-track associate/assistant professor positions open for application. The positions for high-level talents will be negotiated separately. Areas of the proposed positions include:

  1. Atmospheric dynamics
  2. Boundary layer and urban meteorology
  3. Cloud physics and radiation
  4. Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols
  5. Ecological meteorology
  6. Earth system modeling
  7. Climate change and its impacts and adaptation
  8. Artificial intelligence and big data for meteorology
  9. Greenhouse gas measurements and modeling
  10. Planetary atmospheres
  11. Atmospheric environment, whether and health
  12. Atmospheric exploration and satellite remote sensing


  1. Compliance with law and regulations of the People's Republic of China, devoted to teaching and research.
  2. Good professional ethics, no criminal record, and no record of violating teaching ethics and academic ethics.
  3. Top-notch academic backgrounds: Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or related disciplines, with study and working experience in first-class teaching and researching institutions abroad with a track record of academic excellence, familiar with international research frontier in related fields. For tenure-track assistant professors, at least two years of research experiences after PhD graduation; for tenure-track associate professors, at least four years of research experiences after PhD graduation (this requirement may be relaxed for candidates with exceptional quantification).
  4. Excellent teaching abilities: competent teaching in the core basic courses and frontier courses in English, mastering good teaching methods, and competitive oral communication skills.
  5. Outstanding display of Scientific achievements and potential for future  research development: systematic accumulation of research experiences in relevant research disciplines, and a track record of innovation research with international impact; a clear vision for future research and great academic potential.

Supporting Materials for Applicant

  1. Application letter (with clear declaration of research interests and specific position);
  2. Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publication);
  3. Major research achievements and their novelty;
  4. Research plan;
  5. Three recommendation letters (referees including the PhD supervisor and postdoctoral supervisor);
  6. Teaching statement (including teaching assistants, etc.).

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

Compensation Package and Support

  1. Employment with benefits identical or similar to government employee;
  2. Competitive Annual Salary;
  3. Start-up funding for scientific research;
  4. Qualification for graduate enrollment;
  5. Turnover apartment, housing subsidies, and eligible for purchasing apartments provided by the university under considerable discount;
  6. Assistance in enrollment of children in primary and secondary schools.

* A personnel management model (including post, insurance and housing subsidies, etc.) with international standards shall be adopted for selected non-Chinese candidates.

Application deadline

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

Policy consultation

Contact number:86-25-89686659 (Ms. Xu)


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