PEIYANG Forum for Young Scholars

The Ninth PEIYANG Forum for Young Scholars,

Tianjin University

Brief Introduction to Peiyang Forum

With an aim to promote a meeting of minds and fostering collaboration, Tianjin University (TJU) has successfully held the “Peiyang Forum for Young Scholars” for eight sessions and have invited approximately one thousand young scholars worldwide. The University recognizes that one of the key elements to be a World-Class University is in its talents, and spares no efforts to ensure that a more diversified and competent peer faculty network will be further established and strengthened. “Peiyang Scholars Program” is one of its programs towards building and achieving the First-class University project.

Forum Arrangement

Date of the Forum: Late April, 2020

Venue of the Forum: Tianjin University, China (On-line)

You can contact us for further discussion if you are unable to participate in this forum due to time constraints.

Academic Disciplines

Science and Engineering

Chemical Engineering and Technology, Instrument Science and Technology, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Naval and Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermo-physics, Mechanics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Materials Science and Engineering, Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, Intelligence Manufacturing, Marine Science and Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Food Science and Engineering, Software Engineering, Geography, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Environmental Health, Nutrition and food.

Medicine, Biology and Pharmacy

Neural and Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Interaction, Preclinical Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical Imaging, Medical Engineering and Translational Medicine, Public Health and Emergency Rescue, Epidemiology and Statistics, Disaster Medicine, Occupational Health, Computational Biology,Structural Biology, Chemical Biology, Synthetic Biology, Medical Biology, Biological Manufacturing, Biomicrofluidics, Biosensing, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Bioinformatics and Pharmacy Administration.

Management, Humanities and Social Science

Economics, Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Arts, Law, Language and Literature, Education, Journalism and Communication, Psychology and Theory of Marxism.


Outstanding Young Professor, Outstanding Young Associate Professor, Young Associate Professor, Postdoctoral Fellow


    Outstanding applicants, at home and abroad, shall exhibit good ideological and moral qualities with good personal characters, while holding a PhD degree from home and abroad by prestigious universities, and showing great academic potentials and brilliant achievements in related subject areas.

Job Responsibilities

  • Outstanding Young Professor

(a) Holding a high level of teaching and iconic results, the appointee should exhibit much of his abilities and experiences aligned with the talent standards with regard to excellence, high quality and surpassing performance. On the other hand, he should undertake the undergraduate and graduate lectures and other talent training as the backbone teachers, as well as carry on the subject of basic courses or professional core curriculums.

 (b) With an independent research track conforming to the development of discipline, the appointee, as academic mentor, should be able to lead his discipline to catch up or even surpass the internationally advanced level. (c) Having taken on a big role in aspects of discipline establishment, talent base establishment and recruitment, the appointee may also be able to impart his degree of expertise and wisdom into promoting to establish the deep collaborative links with those internationally famous university, as well as research institute.

II. Outstanding Young Associate Professor

(a) It is required that the appointee, in all matters related to the field of his discipline, should exhibit the superior professional experiences and achievement with regard to adherence to the teaching and lectures. As the backbone teachers in the training of talents such as undergraduate and graduate students, he would undertake the teaching work and at the same time, undertake the basic courses or the core courses.

(b) Taking years of high-performing scientific research in line with what the trend of the discipline requires, the appointee’s professional performance should be deemed prominent and also nationally and internationally acclaimed by peers.                                                                            

(c) Having taken on a big role in aspects of discipline establishment, talent base establishment and recruitment, he may also be able to impart his degree of expertise and wisdom into promoting to establish the collaborative links with those internationally famous university, as well as research institute.

III. Young Associate Professor

(a) With his research track aligned to what the development of the subject requires, it is imperative that the appointee have some academic achievements in its research fields, showing considerable academic potential.

(b) The appointee should actively engage in the tasks related to the discipline building-up, and also typically arrange his time to take part in the high-level international academic conferences and other forms of international academic exchange in this field. Moreover, he should also be able to actively take on the tech-savvy projects in relation with the national, provincial or municipal level.

IV. Postdoctoral Fellow

(a) The appointee will need to have obtained a PhD degree overseas, and also apply for and finally be selected into the National Postdoctoral International Exchange Program through the platform of Tianjin University.

(b) The appointee will need to have obtained a PhD degree at home, and also apply for and finally be selected into the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talent through the platform of Tianjin University.

(c) The appointee’s job is mainly to be in terms of scientific research, with a proven track-record in line with what the school talent team, the superior discipline and the science and technology platform require.

Work Support

The university would offer competitive salary, welfare benefits, excellent start-up research funds and good working and living conditions.

Applying Procedures and Materials

You may kindly collate the total materials listed above into a single PDF document with the file name being "Name + School/College + Discipline + Position", and send it to the HR staffs of each respective school with a copy forwarded to the following mailbox belonging to the Human Resources Department.

Outstanding Young Professor    
Outstanding Young Associate Professor

Young Associate Professor

Postdoctoral Fellow 

We strongly encourage all applicants who meet the qualifications to apply. We will complete the preliminary examination before the commencement of the Forum. Selected candidates from the initial examination will be invited to attend the Ninth PEIYANG Forum for Young Scholars (online) in April. All those who fail to receive notification within eight weeks could be deemed to have failed the preliminary examination.

Tianjin University
Tianjin University is a key national university under the administration of the Ministry of Education of China. Established in 1895, and formerly known as Peiyang University, it is the first modern higher education institution in China; that is also recognized worldwide for its motto of “Seeking Truth from Facts”, its ethos of “Precision in Learning and Strictness in Teaching” and its tradition of “Patriotic Dedication”.  Since the beginning, it has been included in the inaugural list of universities in the "985", and "211" Projects. Tianjin University is also listed in the country’s “Double First-Class” University Project. Our campuses include Weijin Road Campus, Peiyangyuan Campus and Binhai Industrial Research College Campus, as well as two international campuses, Fuzhou International Campus (Finance) and Tianjin University Georgia Institute of Technology Shenzhen College.

A university of rich heritage and history, Tianjin University adheres to the principle of “consolidating engineering, strengthening science, revitalizing humanities and developing medicine”. During the fourth round of national subjects’ evaluation, with a total of 25 first level disciplines participating in the evaluation; 14 have achieved Class A accreditation. 11 subjects are ranked in the top 1%, according to the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) with 3 in the top 0.1%.   The National Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin) at Tianjin University is one of the first 14 selected as “2011 Collaborative Innovation Centers” in China. 
Moreover, Tianjin University has been officially approved to build major national science and technology infrastructure, which is the large scale earthquake engineering simulation research facility. It has also been approved to build the center of advanced science in synthetic biology, which is one of the first seven frontier science centers approved by the Ministry of Education. Furthermore, the university has been approved 9 national “Discipline Innovation and Talent Recruitment Programs of Colleges and Universities”. Tianjin University’s School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology is one of the first four schools in China to be listed in “Network in International Centers for Education in China” program.

Recognized for its impactful research, by focusing on the social and national strategic requirements, and harvesting and striving towards world science and technology advancement, there have been many achievements. There are four national key laboratories, four national engineering laboratories, one national engineering technology research centre, two national engineering research centres, three national international science and technology cooperation bases, eight key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, five engineering research centres of the Ministry of Education, 30 Tianjin key laboratories, 23 Tianjin engineering centres and 36 Tianjin International Cooperation Bases, five innovation research groups of National Natural Science Foundation of China,12 innovation teams of the Ministry of Education and one innovation team of National Defense Science and Technology. 

Talents development is one of the core missions of the University. With the development of the Peiyangyuan Campus, and focus on research excellence, the university seeks to promote the development of talent teams at all levels to establish the “Peiyang Faculty Career Development System”. The characteristics of the tenure system, implementation and management, etc., will not only adapts to the modern university system, but strives to create a most conducive environment to attract, enable and develop talents.

The University is located in Tianjin city, on the shore of the Bohai Sea. Tianjin is one of the four municipalities directly under the Central Government of China. It is 120 kilometers away from Beijing and has been selected as a livable city in China and one of the most beautiful tourist cities in China. It has a rich cultural heritage, convenient transportation and high-quality educational resources. In 2019, within the admission rate of 985 colleges, Tianjin has been ranked first in the country. Tianjin University has high-quality affiliated kindergartens, the primary school and middle school and also cooperates with six hospitals including Tianjin Children’s Hospital, Tianjin Hospital and Haihe Hospital to build a subsidiary hospital. At the same time, Tianjin University allocates a certain number of housing in its campuses, for talents recruited, and is committed to providing conducive living conditions for the staff.