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Associate Professor in Ecology

Sun Yat-sen University

1. About Us

The Department of Ecology of SYSU has a profound history. It all started with the department of biology when SYSU was founded in 1924. In recent years, we have focused on the research on sustainable development and the harmonious coexistence between humans and nature, serving the major academic frontiers, national strategic needs as well as national and regional social-economic development. Besides, the Department of Ecology of SYSU has obtained the following achievements: ranked first in the discipline quadrennial evaluation among universities in China in 2012 and 2017; top ranked national undergraduate programs; Top School and Top Discipline accredited by the Ministry of Education; The pilot project of comprehensive disciplinary reform of the Ministry of Education; National talent training base for basic science research and teaching (biology).

Established in 2018 and located in the Shenzhen Campus at the heart of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the School of Ecology, the first of its kind in China, represents an innovative initiative for SYSU to develop ecological disciplines (courses will be delivered at the East Campus of SYSU in Guangzhou at the beginning). The School embraces the national initiative for green development and ecological civilization. Given our strong foundation in key ecology sub-disciplines, we stay committed to building a set of core research directions with distinguished and leading scientists in the fields of mechanisms of biodiversity formation and evolution, maintenance and conservation of biodiversity, restoration and enhancement of ecosystem functions and services as well as utilization of ecological resources and sustainable development.

2. Disciplines

The school has the following Secondary disciplines:

Plant Ecology, Animal Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Restoration Ecology and Ecological sustainability.

Applicants with the following background are welcomed:

Mechanisms of biodiversity formation and evolution; Maintenance and protection of biodiversity; Restoration and enhancement of ecosystem functions and services; Utilization of ecological resources and sustainable development.

3. Qualifications

Be good at innovative thinking; has competitively strong innovative ability and great development potentials; and has made high-level and innovative professional achievements.

4. Remunerations and Benefits

  1. Salary and Benefits: The University provides generous salary, research start-up fee, talent allowance, and settlement allowance. Talents working in Zhuhai and Shenzhen campuses can enjoy subsidies of the local campuses.
  2. Housing Support: Talents can apply for the university's public rental housing. There are 1,200 new apartments in the Guangzhou campus; more than 1,000 new apartments and 1,500 new shared property houses in the Zhuhai campus; and 3,600 new talent indemnificatory apartments in the Shenzhen campus.
  3. Quality Healthcare: There are 10 SYSU affiliated hospitals that provide high-level healthcare service.
  4. Children Education: SYSU has constructed affiliated primary and secondary schools and kindergartens in Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen campuses to provide high-quality elementary education for the children of faculty members.
  5. Employee Wellbeing: Provides "sports time"; free use of sports facilities on campus; and annual health checkup. The Zhuhai campus provides meal subsidies.

5. Contact

Contact Person: Li, Li (Ms)


Tel: 020-39330186


Location: Shenzhen - China
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st February 2021
Expires: 31st March 2021
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