Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Urban Studies


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Salary is highly competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 21st May 2020
  • Expires: 20th July 2020

JOB DESCRIPTIONS: The Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences at Southern University of Science and Technology invites applications for tenure-track faculty position(s) in Urban Studies, to begin in August, 2020.

The successful candidate will teach general education courses covering the following areas: urbanization, urban history, urban sociology/anthropology, urban culture in global perspective, urban social welfare, urban public affairs, etc.

The successful candidate will contribute to social science curricula that encourage interdisciplinary approach. Quality undergraduate teaching and mentorship, as well as innovative research and service are expected. With the exception of senior candidate with tenure, initial appointment will normally be made on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Tenure review and promotion normally take place before completion of the second three-year contract.

QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant should have a PhD degree from an accredited institution of higher education. The senior candidate is expected to have a high international standing in the fields, with an exceptional track record of high-quality research and scholarly publications. The university teaching languages are English and Chinese. Satisfactory knowledge of Chinese is preferable but not required.

SALARY: Salary is highly competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include university subsidized housing and health insurance.

UNIVERSITY: 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae with at least three names of references by email to iasjob@sustech.edu.cn no later than February 15, 2020. Review of applications begins on February 28, 2020 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)