USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry

The hiring entity is Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Selected scholars will be governed by SJTU rules and norms and they will be based in Shanghai.

The selected scholars will be working with the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (ICCI) that is established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in partnership with the University of Southern California and administered by the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California. ICCI is an interdisciplinary institute that focuses on developing cutting edge programs and research in the fields of culture and creative industry.

Founded in 2015, ICCI is the outcome of the strong partnership between USC and SJTU that was forged more than a decade ago. ICCI serves as a significant part of the global strategy of SJTU as well as a pilot of higher education reform and innovation. Taking creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship as its core, ICCI is designed to foster interdisciplinary future industry leaders with creative spirit and thoughts that meet the needs of market and industry.

Located at China’s economic and financial center-Shanghai, SJTU is a comprehensive and national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China. Founded in 1896, SJTU is one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a world-renowned reputation in China. It boasts strong academic influence in the field of engineering, commercial science, and medicine. SJTU is a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China. In the field of culture and creative industry SJTU has a number of famous alumni such as Li Shutong (a master of culture and arts), Lv Yan (a Chinese Hollywood Actress), Hong Shen (a dramatist), and Zhu Qizhan (a famous painter). SJTU has a long reputation for cultivating a large number of leaders in the cultural and creative industry.

University of Southern California is located in Los Angeles, the cultural capital of the world. USC is a global leader with deep expertise in the area of culture and creative industry. USC is ranked number 15 in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey of more than 1000 colleges and universities in 2016. USC’s thought leadership and diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study for students, and research collaboration with leading scholars. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Shanghai is a world-famous international metropolis owning a long history, with convenient transportation facilities, safe and natty city environment, subtropical moderate climate, beautiful city scenery and well-educated elegant citizen. Working or living in Shanghai may give you an extraordinary teaching journey.

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Key facts

  • Ranked 61 in QS Ranking 2016-2017
  • Located in Shanghai, China
  • Established in 1896
  • Ranked No.1 for funding from National Natural Science Foundation (2014) 80 million USD
  • Won 13 State Scientific and Technological Awards in 2011