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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions The Global Intellectual Property Institute

Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

About the School

The Global Intellectual Property Institute is one of the first research institutes established by Nanjing University at its high-quality Suzhou Campus. We will bring together global academic and industrial leaders in cross-disciplinary areas of intellectual property, digital economy, AI, big data, innovation and global governance and form robust research, teaching and industrial engagement activities. Our unique advantages include global experiences, a development-oriented vision, and the capacity to closely work with leading industries located in the region, which is the most advanced region in China. 


The Global Intellectual Property Institute’s global recruitment aims to attract leading scholars and eminent young researchers with backgrounds in intellectual property and the relevant disciplines. The current round plans to recruit a number of tenured associate professors, tenure-track associate professors and/or assistant professors. Positions for particularly outstanding scholars are available and will be considered individually.

The candidates should ideally have research expertise in the following areas:

  1. Intellectual property law, especially patent law
  2. New or leading research areas of IP law concerning AI, big data, digital economy, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, international relations, and global governance
  3. Intellectual property management
  4. IP law-related areas of technology law or digital governance


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 an excellent academic background, in particular a PhD in the relevant discipline, study or work experience at a prestigious higher education institution, and knowledge of the latest international trends and development in the relevant research field(s); For applicants for Assistant Professor: research experience for more than two years after receiving the doctoral degree. For applicants for Associate Professor: Research experience for more than four years after receiving the doctoral degree; (exceptional candidates with less experiences may be considered);
  4. have outstanding teaching skills. The applicant should be able to teach core and/or innovative courses in the corresponding discipline, and have sound teaching methodologies and strong communication skills;
  5. demonstrate outstanding research track records and potentials. The applicant should have publications in his/her field of research, original ideas about the relevant fields, a clear vision about future research plans, and good potentials for further academic development.

Supporting Materials for Applicant

  1. A letter of application (please specify the field of research and the position you wish to apply)
  2. A detailed CV (please include a list of publications)
  3. A description of your research outcomes and their significances
  4. A research plan (please also describe your research potentials)
  5. Three reference letters
  6. A description of your 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 worked out individually);
  2. A start-up research fund;
  3. The right to supervise postgraduate students;
  4. The University offers short-term accommodations and housing subsidies, as well as the right for successful applicants to purchase a quality property provided by the University at a special discount;
  5. The University provides assistance with children’s schooling at primary and secondary schools.

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

For further details, please contact the Institute’s Administrative Assistant Ms. Zuo at:

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