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100 Top Talents Program

Last updated:2017-03-30

Sun Yat-sen University(SYSU), founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, is a preeminent academic and educational institution in South China and an ideal location for young academia’s career development. With a history spanning over 100 years, the University has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university.

The School of Foreign Languages (FLS) enjoys a long history as one of SYSU’s oldest schools. Since 2015, FLS has been officially rebuilt into a multi-language teaching and research institution with 5 departments and 1 center: Department of English, Department of Japaneses, Department of French, Department of German, Department of Chinese as a Second Language and Center for English as a Foreign Language.

In order to introduce high-level talents particularly from overseas, and promote the development of teaching, scientific research, School of Foreign Languages,Sun Yat-Sen University is recruiting excellent scholars at home and abroad who are qualified for the "100 Top Talents Program”.

Research fields of applicants should be among the following: English Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, National and Regional Studies, Education Science, Psychology and other relevant fields.

The applicants should respect academic ethics. Dedication to work, good team spirit and communication skills in international cooperation and exchange are also essentials. Meanwhile, the applicants should meet one of the following conditions:
1) Experts and scholars with high academic attainments and outstanding achievements in relevant fields.
2) Academic leaders and specialists with advanced professional level in relevant disciplinary fields.
3) Ph.D. degree holders with good qualities and great development potentials, and graduated from prestigious universities or research institutes at home and abroad, or were tutored by famous professors.

Ⅱ Material Requirements
1) Resume since college with a list of research projects, publications, and awards in the past five years;
2) Research proposal after joining SYSU;
3) At least three recommendation letters by distinguished scholars in the same field at home and abroad (including contact information of recommenders);
4) Complete the “Recruitment Application Form of SYSU 100 Top Talents Program” as directed by contact.

Ⅲ Working, Living Conditions at SYSU and Related Regulations
SYSU will provide research start-up grants, settling allowances, offices, and laboratories.
1) Research Start-up Grants: according to practical situations, the allocation of research start-up grants for the talents of the "100 Top Talents Program" is as follows: talents of social sciences and humanities will receive grants of 10,000-1,000,000 RMB; talents of science, engineering and medical sciences will receive grants of 20,000-2,000,000 RMB. For those with special needs in the research projects, the research grants can be allocated accordingly. The grants offered by the University is principally used for the purchasing of research equipment, repairing of research establishments, purchasing of research materials, necessary operating expenses, and other related expenses.
2) Settling Allowances: according to practical situations of the talents of the "100 Top Talents Program", the University will offer a certain amount of settling allowances for the talents.
3) Offices: FLS will provide offices to the talents.
4) Salaries and Fringe Benefits: salaries of the talents of the "100 Top Talents Program" are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Talents from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas, after obtaining the residence permit, can settle the salary and fringe benefits procedures according to related regulations.
5) Allocation of Research Assistants: the talents of the "100 Top Talents Program" can recruit research fellows with the approval of University.

Ⅳ Contact Information
Contact: Luo Jinfen (MS)
Address: School of Foreign Languages
Sun Yat-sen University
No. 135, Xingang Xi Road
Guangzhou, 510275
P. R. China
Tel.: 86-20-8411 3110

1. recruitment application form of sysu 100 top talents program(2017).doc