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Last updated:2017-03-30

To realize its strategic goal of becoming a first-class university on a global scale, School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-sen University(SYSU) is now seeking to recruit Research Fellows, offering favorable salaries and benefits, an excellent academic environment, and broad development opportunities.

1. Introduction to School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-sen University
Sun Yat-sen University, 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.

2. Vacancies
Research Fellows positions require excellent doctorate holders to be engaged in full-time research work.

3. Requirements
Basic Requirements: abide by laws of the State and observe rules and regulations of the University; comply with academic norms; possess a rigorous attitude of scholarship; pay heed to teamwork; dedicated and responsible; possess the knowledge, capability and accomplishment required by the respective post; and meet either of the following requirements:

For Distinguished Researcher: lecturer, assistant professor or of equivalent or higher positions at prestigious universities or research institutes.

For Distinguished Associate Researcher: excellent doctor or post-doctor at prestigious universities or research institutes.

Research Fields: English Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, National and Regional Studies, Education Science, Psychology and other relevant fields.

4. Salaries and Benefits
Sun Yat-sen University will provide successful applicants with competitive salaries and benefits in their respective fields in accordance with the market economy principle. Remuneration for specially-appointed researchers and associate researchers ranges from 190,000 to 360,000 RMB/year, and the research team will reward its researchers with bonuses for his/her contributions within the employment.

5. To Apply
Please download and fill out the application form included in the attachment, and submit the following materials in electronic form to Ms. Luo (
(1) Application form【required】
(2) Three recommendation letters by distinguished scholars (they should not all work for Sun Yat-sen University) 【required】
(3) Full text of representative academic works 【required】
(4) Credentials as head or a key member of major research programs 【suggested】
(5) Certificates of diplomas and degrees 【required】
(6) Academic CV, incumbency certification and other proofs of honors or awards 【suggested】

6. 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. application form for research fellows, sysu 2017.docx