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Professor/Associate Professor in Department of Chinese (Zhuhai)

Sun Yat-sen University

Brief Introduction to Sun Yat-sen University 

Sun Yat-sen University, founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural center and the premier location for talent development in South China. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen University has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally. With five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals, the University is striving to become a world-class university and global center of learning. 

Built on a solid multidisciplinary foundation of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences, and engineering, Sun Yat-sen University is propelled forward by the continuous pursuit of academic innovation. The University is equipped with a globally aware outlook, and has dedicated itself to being an institution that is “comprehensive, innovative, and open”. The University adheres to the socialist orientation of higher education, focusing on the fundamental task of nurturing virtue and talents. The goal of talent cultivation is to nurture students who have both ability and moral integrity, able to cultivate charisma and eager to serve their country. The basic guiding philosophy is to be oriented toward academic frontiers, oriented toward national major strategic needs, and oriented toward national and regional economic and social development. The coordinated development of five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen will jointly support the development of the entire University. The University is pushing forward the transformation from external development to internal development, the transformation from routine development to active development, and the transformation from a university with discrete advantages in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and medical sciences to a university where humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences and engineering can integrate and develop while retaining their distinctive characteristics. Now, standing at a new starting point, Sun Yat-sen University strives to enter both the national first-tier of universities and the ranks of world-class elite universities, building a first-class socialist university with Chinese characteristics. 

Brief Introduction to the Department of Chinese (Zhuhai) 

The Department of Chinese (Zhuhai) at Sun Yat-sen University was officially established in October 2015, in order to develop distinctive characteristics with complementary advantages from the Department of Chinese (Guangzhou). Located in Zhuhai, one of the world’s most liveable cities, the Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-sen University has blue sky, white clouds, and golden beach. As a teaching and research unit with a complete system of first-level disciplines in Chinese language and literature, the Department of Chinese (Zhuhai) has programmes of undergraduate and postgraduate (master and Ph.D.) education, as well as three vibrant scientific research platforms: (1) Sinophone literature and culture, (2) Chinese and western literary theory and culture, and (3) Classical scholarship. The Department of Chinese (Zhuhai) has ambition to establish an outstanding department for interdisciplinary studies in humanities with domestic and international influence, and provides talents with competitive salary and subsidy for Zhuhai campus. 

Since the establishment of the Department of Chinese (Zhuhai), the number of faculty members has grown steadily. Currently, the department has more than 40 faculty members, including 2 full Professors (both have capacity as Ph.D. supervisor), 6 associate Professors (1 has capacity as Ph.D. supervisor), 2 Chair Professors, 2 assistant Professors, as well as 30 research fellows and postdoctoral fellows. The department construction features globalisation and interdisciplinary studies. It is anticipated that by 2021, the Department of Chinese (Zhuhai) will establish a reasonable structure of faculty members, a balanced structure of disciplines with emphases, becoming an outstanding department with distinctive characteristics.

Centre for “Sinophone Literature and Culture” (Director: Professor Zhu Chongke, Head of Department)

The Centre for Sinophone Literature and Culture aims to establish the most distinctive and influential research institute for Sinophone literature in mainland China. In order to achieve this goal, the centre is currently welcoming talents, including but not limited to the countries/regions, and fields, as follows:

(1) Sinophone literature of Southeast Asia;

(2) Literature of Taiwan;

(3) Literature of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao;

(4) Literature of European and/or American Chinese;

(5) Modern and contemporary Chinese literature;

(6) Relative theories (including the “Belt and Road”, Sinophone studies, Chinese studies, and so forth).

Centre for “Chinese and Western Literary Theory and Culture” (Director: Professor Tu Youxiang)

The Centre for Chinese and Western Literary Theory and Culture focuses on the study of semiotics and French theory, emphasising interdisciplinary studies as a means of theoretical construction. In addition to talents from the Department of Chinese, it also recruits talents in the fields of philosophy, foreign languages, and art. The centre is currently welcoming talents at home and abroad in the fields as follows:

(1) General semiotics;

(2) Linguistic semiotics;

(3) Cultural semiotics;

(4) Artistic semiotics (with focuses on literature, music, dance, painting, calligraphy, theatre, and film).

Centre for “Classical Scholarship” (Director: Associate Professor Liu Jing)

The Centre for Classical Scholarship aims to develop interdisciplinary interpretation of and reflection on classics during the pre-Qin period and the Axial Age, in order to realise the dialogue between and integration of Chinese and western thoughts. The centre is currently welcoming talents at home and abroad in the fields as follows:

(1) The thoughts of pre-Qin philosophers;

(2) Ancient western thoughts (particularly ancient Greece and Rome);

(3) Modern and contemporary western thoughts;

(4) Excavated texts and palaeography. 

Selection Criteria

Applicants should have particularly excellent scientific research results and technological innovation potential in research fields with important innovation prospect.

Recognized professional achievements at home and abroad.

Publications in top international academic journals as the first or corresponding author. 


For application, please send a comprehensive CV and a photocopy of the PhD degree certificate to the following contacts.

Ms. Li Miao


Phone: 86-756-3668123


Department of Chinese (Zhuhai), Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-sen University

No. 15 Red Building, 2 Daxue Road, Tangjiawan,

Zhuhai, Guangdong, P. R. China 519082

Professor Zhu Chongke, Department Head


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Location: Zhuhai - China
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th June 2020
Closes: 24th August 2020
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