SUSTech Society of Fellows in Liberal Arts

  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: ¥400,000
    £44,934 converted salary* annual stipend
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 9th April 2018
  • Expires: 9th June 2018

The SUSTech Society of Fellows in Liberal Arts invites applications for Class of 2018 junior fellows in interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities studies. These fellowships aim at fostering the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their PhD. degrees by providing a competitive package and an interdisciplinary scholarly community.

The Society of Fellows admits up to 5 junior fellows for Class of 2018. These fellowships normally run for 24 months.

Successful applicants are expected to take up their appointment in August, 2018, and hold conjunctional appointments as Lecturers in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences at SUSTech. This appointment is not tenure-track and is non-renewable.

During the term of their appointment, fellows are expected to teach 6-credit courses, participate in the activities of the Society (including attending the Society’s seminars and presenting their own work), and are required to complete their own proposed research project. Fellows are also required to be in residence during the spring and fall academic terms.

To apply, candidates must have received their PhD. no earlier than May, 2015 and must have completed their doctoral degree by August, 2019.

The university teaching languages are English and Chinese. Non-Chinese citizens are eligible to apply for this program. Satisfactory knowledge of Chinese is preferable but not required.

Stipend and Resources:
Fellows receive an annual stipend plus research allowances in total of of RMB400,000 (US $60,000). Benefits include university subsidized housing and health insurance.

The Society will also provide Fellows with office space, as well as access to the library and public laboratory facilities at SUSTech.

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. For more information please visit:

Application Process:
Applicants should send:

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. a personal statement (of no longer than 1,000 words) outlining your completed research, work in progress, professional goals and any other information relevant to your candidacy
  3. a research plan (of no longer than 1,000 words) for the further 2 years in SUSTech
  4. three letters of references

by email to Review of applications begins on November 30, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Application Process

To apply to join our team, please click the apply link below and provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • PhD certificate
  • Five published articles (Within the last five years)
  • Executive summary of academic achievements & proposed research or work plan (1000 words)
  • Letter of recommendation and the names and email addresses of 3 referees (university professors)