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Postdoctoral Researchers in Archival Science

Sun Yat-sen University - School of Information Management

Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), also known as Zhongshan University, has consistently ranked among the top 10 Chinese universities, and is a preeminent research institution and the premier location for talent development in China. The School of Information Management in SYSU is located in Guangzhou (very close to Hong Kong and Macau) and is a leading international player in research and teaching across Information Science, Information Management and Information Systems, Archival Science, and Library Science.   The School is part of the iSchools movement and voting member of IFLA and ICA. We have consistently rated as one of the China's top-five schools in the National subject assessment exercises. The School is also strongly committed to a process of Internationalization that follows National and University policies and is led by the first foreign Dean in field in China.  Teaching and research activities can be led in either Mandarin Chinese or English.

Job Background: We are now looking to appoint Postdoctoral Researchers to join the Archival Science Group. The AS Discipline Group provides an international, friendly and supportive environment for all its members. It is a highly research active and internationally competitive group, and its members regularly publish into Chinese and International scholarly journals.  Applicants are expected to have a developing portfolio of publications at an internationally recognized level, and will be able to carry out high-quality research in line with the evolving requirements of the Library Science Group.

Job Requirements: Successful applicants ideally will hold a PhD for no more than 3 years in a related and relevant discipline, and have knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas: 

  • Data Governance, Research Data Management, Public Archives, Government Archives, Community Archives, Business Archives, Electronic Records Management, Archive Digitization, Open Data and Open Access;
  • History of Archives, Comparative Studies, Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, Digital Archives Management, Memory Preservation, Heritage Preservation, Document Preservation and Conservation;
  • E-Government, Dual Archive Management, Paper-based Archives Management, Historical Evidence Preservation, E-evidence Management;
  • Archives Services Management, User Services in Archives, User satisfaction, Big Data and Archives, Knowledge Management in Archives.

Compensation and Benefits: The appointment will start as soon as possible after interview.  The Postdoc program is a National program supported by China’s Ministry of Education with competitive salary at international level. Successful candidates will also receive social welfare benefits such as social insurance, housing accumulation fund, health care, quality educational resources for children, etc. In addition, SYSU will actively encourage and support successful candidates to apply for prestigious and well-funded National and Provincial postdoctoral talent schemes.

How to Apply: Please submit (in English, PDF version) a cover letter and an academic CV plus any informal enquiries to Prof Alex Peng (, who will guide you through the application process.   

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Prof Alex Peng, SYSU School of Information Management

Tel: +86 138 2442 9083 or email:

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Location: Guangzhou - China
Salary: Competitive salary at international level
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th July 2019
Expires: 26th September 2019
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