Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Social Sciences

China (CN)
22 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professors in Social Sciences

Job Description:
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences at the Southern University of Science and Technology invites applications for full-time tenured or tenure-truck faculty positions in social sciences at ranks of Full/Associate/Assistant Professor, to begin September 2017. The successful candidates will teach general education courses covering the following four core areas: 1) Science, Technology and Society, including history of science, ethics of science, sociology of science, and policy of science; 2) Environmental Studies, including environmental history, environmental policy, and environmental culture; 3) New Media and Visual Culture, including media and society, science, technology and arts, and cultural industry; and 4) Globalization, including transnational migration, comparative area studies, ethnographic studies and critical theories. The successful candidates will contribute to social science curricula that encourage interdisciplinary approach. Quality undergraduate teaching and mentorship, as we as innovative research and service are expected. With the exception of senior candidates with tenure, initial appointment will normally be made on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Tenure review and promotion normally takes place before completion of the second three-year contract.

Applicants should have a PhD degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Senior candidates are expected to have a high international standing in the fields, with an exceptional track record of high-quality research and scholarly publications. The university teaching languages are English and Chinese. Satisfactory knowledge of Chinese is preferable but not required.

Salary is highly competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include university subsidized housing and health insurance.

Southern University of Science and Technology is a public university located in Shenzhen, China, a mega vibrant city and high-tech center across Hong Kong with a population of more than 10 million people. The university is intended to be a top-tier international university that excels in conducting interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world.

Application Process:
Applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae with at least three names of references by email to, preferably before March 1, 2017. Review of applications begins on March 10, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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