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Specially-appointed professor focusing on primatology/bio-anthropology

Hiring Organization:
Sun Yat-sen University, China

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Position Description:
Sun Yat-sen University was established in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of modern China(SYSU, After 90-plus years of development, the University has fostered an exceptional learning environment and school spirit, and has laid a solid academic foundation across a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and medical sciences. SYSU has become a top-tier comprehensive research university recognized both at home and abroad. As of this year, eighteen disciplines at the University rank in the top 1% worldâ??s universities (ESI 2016), tied for second most among universities in China. According to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for 2010-2011, Sun Yat-sen University was ranked in the top 200 in the world.
Anthropology Department of SYSU is the largest anthropological institution in Asia, including >60 faculties of cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and bio-anthropology (primatology). It is located in Guangdong Province, an area neighboring Hong Kong and Macao, which is at the forefront of China's reform and opening up.
Anthropology Department of SYSU invites an application for specially-appointed professor or associate professor in primatology, depending on the candidate's achievements. The appointment will be affiliated with The provincial key lab of primate and human evolution in SYSU. The focus of research is open in fields of primatology. We seek a self-motivated candidate that can work independently but also function well as a member of a team.
Interested applicant should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests, representative reprints and/or preprints to Dr. Zhang Peng ( , or feel free to chat in skype, my ID: welcomezp

Ph.D. in anthropology, biology, ecology, zoology, bio-geography or other related fields by the time of position start date.
Preferred qualifications: previous experience with primates, humans, or other social species; ability to travel internationally and function in field conditions; competency with Microsoft Access; excellent verbal and written communication skills. The applicant is expected to be less than 38 years old.

Remuneration for specially-appointed researchers and associate researchers is 309000 RMB (ca.46700 USD) and 219000 RMB (ca. 33100 USD) per year, respectively. It includes your Salary and Insurances.
The research team will reward its researchers with bonuses for his/her contributions within the employment.(note, it is calculated with current money exchange rate on Nov. 22, 2017)

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The University will issue documents for visa of the professsor and his family (wife, children)
Postdoctoral scholar of SYSU is qualified to apply for "NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists (Average budget is 400000 RMB/60500USD for two years, 200000 RMB/30200USD for one year, 30% of applicants received the fund); and to apply for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation(50000RMB/7500USD; 35% of applicants received the fund);(note, it is calculated with current money exchange rate on Nov. 22, 2017)

Term of Appointment:
for 3 years and possible to extend to another 3 years or a promotion to be faculty position

Application Deadline:
Until the positions are fulfilled

The invited professor need neither teaching lectures nor having Chinese language ability. In the 3 contract years, the SYSU university request the invited professor to publish no less than 4 papers for a professor/3 papers for an Associate professor in peer reviewed journals (SCI) and receive one domestic/international research funding.

Contact Information:
Zhang Peng
403 room, 106 building, Sun Yat-sen Univrsity, Xingang road 135, Haizhu district
Guang Zhou, none 510275

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