JOB DESCRIPTIONS: The Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences at Southern University of Science and Technology invites applications for full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in Urban Studies at ranks of Full/Associate/Assistant Professor, to begin in August, 2020.
The successful candidates 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 candidates 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 candidates 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: Applicants should have a PhD degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Senior candidates are 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: Applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae with at least three names of references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 15, 2020. Review of applications begins on February 28, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.