Tenure-track Positions in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University

September 20, 2022
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Job Description

  1. About the School

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University is one of the oldest and the most reputable institutes of sociology and neighboring disciplines in China. Currently, consisting of 44 high-quality academics and hundreds of talented graduate and undergraduate students from all over China, the School is still evaluated as a top-ranking institute by all kinds of academic performance review. Now, the School has decided to strengthen its expertise in computational social science, visual sociology/anthropology, and integrated psychology in the next five years. In addition, the School is aspiring to broaden its intellectual scope to reach foreign societies and cultures.


  1. Recruiting positions

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Nanjing University plans to recruit young scholars who aspire to have a career in the field of Social and Behavioral Sciences studies. The application is open to scholars from all over the world. There are vacancies for two (maximum) tenure-track assistant professor this year. Higher positions for particularly outstanding scholars are available and application will be considered individually. Specific fields of research open for recruitment are:

  1. Sociology
  2. Social/Cultural Anthropology
  3. Demography
  4. Social work and Social policy
  5. Psychology


III. Conditions for Application

The applicant should

  1. abide by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, and have a passion for teaching and research;
  2. abide by the ethics of teachers, uphold academic integrity, be willing to work diligently, and have no criminal record or record in breaching the ethics of teachers and/or academic integrity;
  3. have a first-rate background in academic training—specifically, a PhD in relevant disciplines, experience in studying and/or working at first-rate teaching and research institutions, and knowledge of the latest international trends and development in the relevant research field(s); In principle, tenure-track assistant professors are required to have graduated with a PhD degree and engaged in teaching and research for more than 2 years.
  4. have outstanding teaching abilities—the applicant should be able to teach core and frontline courses in the corresponding discipline, and have sound teaching methodology and strong verbal skills;
  5. demonstrate outstanding research output and potential—the applicant should have publications in his/her field of research, original ideas about relevant fields of research, a clear vision about future research plans, and good potential for further academic development.


  1. Supporting Materials for Application
  2. A letter of application (please specify the field of research and position applied for)
  3. A detailed CV (please include a list of publications)
  4. An introduction of your research results and their innovative significance
  5. A plan for research and its prospects
  6. Three reference letters
  7. An account of experience in teaching.


  1. Benefits Package
  2. An annual salary (to be worked out individually)
  3. A start-up fund for research
  4. Qualification to supervise graduate students
  5. The university provides short-term lodging and housing subsidies. Applicants recruited can purchase commercial housing offered by the university at a special discount
  6. The university provides assistance with children’s schooling at primary and secondary school levels.


  1. Application Deadline

September 15st, 2022

The application period will be extended appropriately if the number of the applicants for single postition is relatively small.

Results are estimated to be released by the end of December 2022.


VII. Contact

Address: School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University, 163 Xianlin Road, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China

Postcode: 210023

Email: rui@nju.edu.cn







  1. 社会学专业
  2. 人类学专业
  3. 人口学专业
  4. 社会工作与社会政策专业
  5. 心理学专业



  1. 遵守中华人民共和国法律和法规,热爱教学科研事业;
  2. 具有良好的师德师风,恪守学术道德,勤勉工作,无犯罪记录,无违反师德师风和学术道德惩处记录;
  3. 一流的学术背景:具有相关学科领域的博士学位,具有一流教学科研机构的学习、工作经验,熟悉相关领域国际前沿的研究动态。其中助理教授要求(博士毕业从事学术研究两年以上);
  4. 出色的教学能力:应具有能够胜任本专业核心基础课程和前沿课程的教学能力,掌握良好的教学方法,具有较强的语言表达能力;
  5. 突出的科研成果显示度与未来科研发展潜力:应有相关研究方向的成果显示度,对相关研究领域有原创性观点,未来研究计划思路清晰,具有较好的学术潜力。



  1. 岗位申请信(应明确申报的研究方向、具体岗位)
  2. 详细个人简历(含已发表学术成果目录)
  3. 研究成果与创新性
  4. 研究计划与研究潜力
  5. 三封推荐信
  6. 教学经验




  1. 事业编制岗位或参照事业编制聘用
  2. 实行年薪制(具体另行商定)
  3. 科研启动经费
  4. 研究生招生
  5. 学校提供短期周转住房和住房补贴,获聘人可优惠购买学校提供的商品房
  6. 协助解决子女就读于小学和中学