Postdoctoral Fellow (2-4 positions)


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: ¥220,000 +
    £24,565.64 + converted salary*
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 4th April 2019
  • Expires: 3rd June 2019

Job Openings 

The Centre for Higher Education Research (hereinafter “the Centre”) of the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China (hereinafter “the University”) was founded in June 2015. As both a teaching and research unit and a supporting entity of International Centre of Higher Education Innovation of UNESCO, the Centre aims at carrying out academic research and practical activities in the field of higher education.

The teaching and research areas of the Centre include: 1) Professional general education; 2) School-based research; 3) ICT theory and application; 4) Curriculum development and planning; 5) Talent development.

To promote the development of pedagogy, the Centre now recruits scholars worldwide working in the following pedagogical fields: Education Technology, Higher Education Pedagogy, Curriculum and Teaching Theory, and Comparative Education. Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellow (2-4 positions). Applicants are expected to agree with the mission and vision of the Southern University of Science and Technology and abide by Higher Education Law of the People's Republic of China and other relevant laws and regulations. Details of the positions are as follows.

Postdoctoral Fellow (2-4 positions)  

1. Qualifications

  1. Applicants should have a PhD degree awarded in institutions ranking no lower than 200 in the USNews, ARWU, THE, and QS lists and subjects ranking no lower than 50;
  2. Applicants should have published more than one article as the primary author on professional English periodicals in recent three years;
  3. Strong skills in independent analysis, problem solving, and communication and coordination;
  4. Good English reading, listening, writing, speaking abilities and computer skills.

 2. Remuneration and Benefits

In accordance with "Regulations on SUSTech Postdoctoral Fellows" and relevant regulations of the Shenzhen government, the annual salary will be no less than RMB 220,000 (including RMB 120,000 (after tax) municipal subsidies each year) and full-time faculty and staff benefits will be provided. Outstanding applicants can apply for the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship with an annual salary of RMB 300,000. Qualified Appointees can also apply for the Shenzhen government's high-level personnel program, Peacock Program, etc.

 3. Duties

Appointees should accomplish the following tasks.

  1. To publish no less than one academic article on overseas SSCI periodicals or no less than two academic articles on the university designated B-class-above or C-Class periodicals. Overfulfillment will be rewarded in accordance with the provisions of the University (the primary or corresponding author’s institution should be the Southern University of Science and Technology);
  2. To complete research projects at the Centre for Higher Education Research diligently and strive to promote the academic reputation and social influence of the pedagogical discipline at the Southern University of Science and Technology.

 4. Application Procedure and Documents

Please send curriculum vitae together with supporting documents to the recruitment email address of the Centre for Higher Education Research. Please mark the email subject line in the form of "name + position applied". Application documents should include full curriculum vitae (including educational experience, research or work experience, research interests, research projects, research outputs), list of academic articles, PDFs of the articles, scanned copies of qualifications, and contact information of three referees. After selection process, only shortlisted candidates will be duly interviewed. Application materials will not be returned to the applicants. All information received will be treated in strict confidence.

Email: cher@sustc.edu.cn

Contact person: Ms. Han

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)