The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) invites applications for Junior Fellowships in the social sciences and humanities. These postdoctoral fellowships aim at fostering the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by providing a competitive package and membership in an interdisciplinary scholarly community.
About the Society and Junior Fellowships
The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at SUSTech is dedicated to stimulating innovative interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences, offering opportunities for scholars of the highest caliber to develop their professional careers.
The Society will select a cohort of up to nine Junior Fellows for the class of 2020. Those selected will be offered a two-year postdoctoral appointment beginning in September 2020. Fellowships are awarded to recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities and social sciences who have demonstrated intellectual excellence and the potential for outstanding academic achievement.
Junior Fellows are expected to devote their time to productive scholarship, focusing on publishing their dissertation research, undertaking new research in accordance with their proposed project, and engaging in other original work that will further their academic careers. The Society aims to foster teaching excellence in the humanities and social sciences, and the fellowships carry with them a teaching responsibility of four 2-credit courses over the two-year period, one course per term.
Junior Fellows are required to be in residence during the fall and spring academic terms, and to attend all of the Society’s activities. They are also encouraged to regularly participate in events (such as seminars, workshops, and lectures) organized by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and other departments and programs at the University. Junior Fellows are appointed for two years, and no extensions are granted.
The Junior Fellowship competition is open to recent Ph.D. recipients from all areas of specialization in the humanities and social sciences; candidates must have received their doctoral degree no later than June 30, 2020 but no earlier than December 1, 2016. They should demonstrate outstanding original scholarship and a strong capacity for independent work, and preferably have acquired solid teaching experience.
Both English and Chinese are commonly used by all of the academic programs and in most events at SUSTech. Courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels are taught in either English or Chinese. The Society encourages applications from non-Chinese citizens and scholars who conduct their teaching and research in English. Satisfactory knowledge of Chinese is preferable but not required.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, gender identity, nationality, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Benefits and Resources
Junior Fellows receive an annual stipend totaling ￥300,000 (approximately US $42,630) plus additional research and housing allowances (up to ￥100,000). The Society will also provide Fellows with office space, as well as access to library resources and laboratory facilities at SUSTech, health insurance and other benefits.
Southern University of Science and Technology is a public university located in Shenzhen, China, a vibrant mega-city and high-tech center adjacent to Hong Kong, with a population of over 10 million people. The university is rapidly developing into a top-tier international university that excels in conducting interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents, and delivering new knowledge to the world.