Teacher Recruitment



Introduction

Xiamen University is one of China’s premier universities as designated by China’s National Ministry of 

Education under the government’s “211 Project” and “985 Project”. Two Collaborative Innovation Centers 

initiated by XMU have been included in the “2011 project”, a nationwide initiative launched by the government to upgrade innovation of higher education. Encompassing a diverse range of academic and professional disciplines, endowed with a rigorous and highly accomplished faculty, and sustained by a long history as a leading institution for scholarship and research, Xiamen University is an ideal environment for professional development and academic research. Nestled between the green hills and blue waters of Southern China’s Fujian Province, Xiamen University is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and inviting university campuses in China.Since its founding in 1921, Xiamen University has been dedicated to maintaining its reputation as an internationally renowned academic institution. In keeping with its motto – Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection – Xiamen University is a vibrant teaching and research environment with a strong culture and tradition that fosters both professional and personal enhancement. Many leaders in their chosen fields of expertise, such as the distinguished writers Lu Xun, the renowned mathematician Chen Jingrun, famous economist Wang Yanan and chemist Lu Jiaxi have, at various times, called Xiamen University home. It is one of Xiamen University’s strategic plans to become a high-level research-oriented University well-known worldwide firstly and to be ranked among “top universities worldwide” in the future.We currently welcome outstanding academic professionals from around the world to join us and contribute to our ongoing efforts to maintain Xiamen University’s reputation as “the strength of Southern China”.

Academic Areas

Xiamen University is currently recruiting talents who have distinguished themselves in a variety of academic 

disciplines including: the humanities and social sciences, the natural sciences, engineering and high-

technology, medicine and other emerging research-orientated areas and multidisciplinary fields.

Positions Available 

Four types of professorships are currently available: distinguished professorships, full professorships, associate professorships, and assistant professorships.

A) Distinguished Professorships

Xiamen University is recruiting outstanding scholars and leading talents with international influence and 

academic reputation. Several types of distinguished professorships are available through both national and 

provincial-level programs. The national government’s “1000 Talents Plan” includes three types of 

programs: The Innovative Talent Program, the Foreign Expert Recruitment Program, and the 1000 Young Talents 

Program. The Yangtze River Scholar Program is a program under the National Ministry of Education and the Min 

River Scholar Program is a program under Provincial Education Department. Successful candidates of “1000 

Young Talent Program” may be granted a full professorship or an associate professorship as well, depending 

on the candidate’s qualifications.

Essential Qualifications

1) Applicants for a distinguished professorship under the Innovative Talent Program and the Foreign Expert 

Recruitment Program must:

a) Possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study;

b) Be a maximum of 55 years of age;

c) Hold a full professorship or its equivalent in a renowned overseas university or other research institution;

d) Meet all other requirements as may be stipulated by national or provincial government rules and 

regulations.

2) Applicants for a distinguished professorship under the Yangtze River Scholar Program, the Min River 

Scholar Program and Xiamen University Program must:

a) Possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study;

b) Hold an associate professorship or its equivalent in a renowned overseas university or other research 

institution, or a full professorship in a renowned university or other research institution in China;

c) Be a maximum of 45 years of age for positions in the natural sciences and engineering and technology, or 

a maximum of 50 years of age for positions in the humanities and social sciences (NOTE: Under certain 

circumstances applicants to the Yangtze River Scholar Program may be as old as 55 years of age);

d) Meet all other requirements as may be stipulated by national or provincial government rules and regulations.

3) Applicants for a distinguished professorship/full professorship/associate professorship under the 1000 

Young Talents Plan must:

a) Hold outstanding qualifications limited to the natural sciences, engineering, technology or medicine;

b) Be a maximum of 40 years of age and own excellent overseas research experience;

c) Meet all other requirements as may be stipulated by national or provincial government rules and 

regulations;

d) Successful candidates will enjoy R&D funding supported by the national government ranging from 1 to 3 

million yuan RMB, similar quantity of preparatory R&D funding supported by the university and government allowances totaling 875,000 yuan RMB.

B) Full Professorships

Essential Qualifications

1) Applicants must possess a doctoral degree or the highest degree awarded in a relevant discipline;

2) Applicants must be 45 years old or younger.

C) Associate Professorships

Essential Qualifications

1) Applicants must possess a doctoral degree or the highest degree awarded in a relevant discipline;

2) Applicants must be 40 years old or younger.

D) Assistant Professorships

1.Essential Qualifications

1) Applicants must possess a doctoral degree or hold a post-doctoral position in a renowned overseas or domestic university or other research institution and should fulfill other requirements for assistant professorship;
2) Applicants must be 35 years old or younger.

2. Doctoral graduates as of the current academic year for assistant professorships may be accepted as Research-oriented Assistant Pofessors who are entitled to the salary and benefits of assistant professors (including housing or housing allowances). Research-oriented Assistant Professors will be required to join relevant post-doctoral institutes and conduct scientific research programs for two years, during which time teaching is not compulsory. Applicants for certain disciplines who are accepted directly as Assistant Professors should take the responsibilities of instruction and research as stipulated by the university.Please refer to Enclosure for the details of the job vacancies.

Recruiting Procedures

1. Xiamen University recruits qualified faculty and researchers from around the world. Applicants can submit their application documents at any time. The job information is effective until the position is taken.

2. The university will review the application documents by following the University procedures concerning recruiting talents, faculty and researchers.

How to Apply

1. Applicants are invited to submit a digital application packet to recruit@xmu.edu.cn. The “subject line” of your email must include: your name, relevant academic discipline, and the specific position for which you are applying. All application packets must include the following attachments:
1) A complete Xiamen University Faculty Position Application Form.
2) Three letters of reference from academic/professional peers in PDF format.
3) Evidence of professional qualifications in PDF format, including, but not limited to: scanned copies of all relevant diplomas, degrees and certificates, detailed listing of all relevant research achievements, including proof of publication for papers, monographs, book chapters, working papers, patents, and any relevant awards or other types of professional recognition and distinction.

2. Contact Information

1) Contacts from University Personnel Division

For general consulting: Ms. Yu Xiaofang Tel: +86-592-2186239

For consulting regarding distinguished professorship: Ms. Ye Congkui Tel: +86 592-2185685 

For consulting regarding other posts: Ms. Ye Youjing Tel: +86 592-2181582

Potential applicants may also contact the consultant in the specific college/school, the contact information of whom is available on the list of job vacancies.

Medical College Personnel Dept.: yxyrs@xmu.edu.cn, Tel: +86 592-2880519

2) Office Hours: The above contacts will be available during 8:00-11:40 a.m. and 14:30-17:30 p.m., Monday to 

Friday(holidays excluded), Beijing time.

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