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Visiting Faculty Chair in Global Media, 2019-2020

Tsinghua University - Schwarzman College


Designed to inspire the next generation of global leaders, the Schwarzman Scholars program is the most significant of its kind since the Rhodes Trust was founded in 1902. With a $600 million endowment, it will also be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors. 

The 100-200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, Schwarzman Scholars are selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests, and leadership potential. 


Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University is recruiting for five visiting faculty positions: 

Disney Faculty Chair in Global Media; Citi Chair in International Business; Bank of America Merrill Lynch Visiting Chair in International Finance; Johnson & Johnson Faculty Chair in Leadership; and Volkswagen Faculty Chair in Sustainability.

Each full-time position will be given to one individual with a term of one semester to two years and competitive pay, including residence in a faculty apartment at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University and access to research funds.


The Chairs shall work full-time at Tsinghua University and teach at Schwarzman College, and shall have no other full-time obligations outside of Tsinghua University. 

We are seeking expert scholars in contemporary global issues including global media and communications, business and economics, international finance, sustainability including energy policy, and leadership.  We are seeking excellent teachers and scholars with an interdisciplinary focus who are able to take a leave of absence from their current academic positions for up to two years.  The Visiting Chair will teach one or more eight-week module course in the program (depending on length of stay) and may be asked to speak at one or more appropriate and mutually convenient company or college events. Research funding for collaborative research between foreign and Tsinghua faculty may be available to support the Chair’s scholarly research and career development.   

In addition to teaching at least one course per academic year, the Chair shall also assume the following duties:

  1. Advising students on capstone projects and writing;
  2. Serve on committees (academic, faculty life, etc.) while in residence;
  3. Organizing workshops and public lectures for students;
  4. Actively participating in academic activities of the Schwarzman College; and
  5. Assuming all other duties that Tsinghua University specifies for full-time faculty.


The following qualifications and credentials will be considered in appointing the Chair:

  1. Prominent scholar and recognized expert with a strong record of teaching, research, and publications at the associate or full professor level (Distinguished practitioners with relevant expertise will also be considered);
  2. For candidates who are Chinese citizens currently based in China, significant time spent outside of China, such as studying and working;
  3. Fluency in English (for purposes of teaching, research, and communications);
  4. A doctoral degree in relevant areas of global affairs including business, economics, public policy, political economy, international relations, public health, public affairs, social sciences and the humanities, or other relevant fields. International experience and knowledge, as well as experience working in or on China, are helpful. Educational background in the United States and/or Europe is preferred.


To apply, please send an application cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), and three letters of reference to (subject line: Visiting Faculty Chair 2019-2020) before the deadline of December 15, 2018.  

Location: Beijing - China
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2018
Closes: 15th December 2018
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