Join us in Southwest University Chongqing China

Southwest University (SWU) is a key comprehensive university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education, a university included by the construction of “211 Projects” and Innovation Platform for Advanced Disciplines of “985 Projects” which is located in Beibei District of Chongqing. The university currently comprises 55 undergraduate programs, 51 master’s programs, 28 doctor’s programs, 22 postdoctoral research stations, 3 national key disciplines, 2 key disciplines with national support, and 37 provincial key disciplines. The university is built with a Beibei National University Science Park, 1 national key lab, 1 National Center for Engineering Research, 1 National Center for Engineering Technology Research, 1 National Key Lab Cultivation Base under joint construction by both the Municipality and the Ministry, 10 key labs of the Ministries of Education and Agriculture, 2 National Field Stations for Scientific Observation, 2 comprehensive experiment stations of the Ministry of Agriculture, 2 field bases of the Ministry of Land and Resources, 3 Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, 2 National Innovation Bases, 3 innovation teams of the Ministry of Education and 1 Key Research Base for Humanity and Society of the Ministry of Education. Among its 3,000 faculty members, there are 1 member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 21 professors in National “One Thousand Talents Program”,  17 “ Cheung Kong scholars”, 2 recipients of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2 chief scientists of National “973” research Projects, and 13 professors in “BaiQianWan Talents Program”. The university got more than 700 national research projects and the research projects and funds increased by 33% per year in the past five years. According to statistics of the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database, the total number of citations of papers in 6 disciplines (Chemistry, Botany & zoology, Agricultural Science, Material Science, Engineering and Biology & Biochemistry) of Southwest University entered global top 1 %.

With the rich cultural background created by celebrities like Wu Mi, the master of Chinese culture, and Hou Guangjiong, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a pioneer of China’s soil science, SWU is now a hundred-year-old fascinating university.

Now, SWU is at the golden time for deepening its comprehensive reform and speeding up the process of internationalization. You are cordially invited to join our efforts by applying for professor, associate professor or lecturer positions.

We need you here at Southwest University to develop together!

Available Disciplines:

Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemical Science/ Environmental Science/ Science of Information and Communication/ Materials Science and Technology/ Surveying Science and Engineering/ Management Science and Technology/ Education/ Psychology/ History/ Philosophy/ Law

Research backgrounds are not limited to the disciplines above.

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Positions and Requirements

A. High-level Talented Leaders
1. Candidates are preferred to have held a professor or associate professor position at a renowned college or university overseas, to be able to meet the requirements of national top talents programs such as the “One Thousand Talents Plan”, “Cheung Kong Scholars”, etc. SWU will assist with the application to these talents programs.
2. Preference is given to academicians or “One Thousand Talents Plan” candidates. Need to be able to sign a 1-3 year employment contract and work on campus for at least1-3 months annually.

B. Excellent Postdoctoral Researchers
Candidates, preferably under 35 years old and from a 1st-class university in the world, are expected to become excellent academic researchers.

C. Postdoctoral Fellows
Candidates are preferred to be under the age of 35, have obtained a doctoral degree from a top university in the world less than 3 years ago, and able to work at the Postdoctoral Research Center for no less than 20 months continuously.

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Application Procedure

Please send a full resume, copies of academic credentials, a publication list with abstracts of selected published papers, a research plan and a teaching statement, to the SWU Human Resources Department as below:

High-level Talented Leaders and Excellent Postdoctoral Researchers 
Phone number: +86-23-68254265

Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone number: +86-23-68250223.

Address: Talents Recruitment Office, Southwest University, NO.2 Tiansheng Road, Beibei, Chongqing, China, 400715