Seeking Postdoctoral Fellows for the Global Engagement Academy
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work independently but should also cooperate with fellow researchers at the Global Engagement Academy/College of Culture & Communication, Shandong University (Weihai) with an expectant result of 2-3 peer-reviewed top scholarly publications within the areas of emphasis of the two academic units by the end of the two-year term. During the postdoc period, he/she should participate in, and contribute to, the research environment through active participation in research seminars and other research-related activities, contribute with their own original research, as well as contribute to the general development of the research programs within the two academic units or on the Weihai campus of Shandong University. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to take part in organizing workshops or lecture series, take charge of seminars, and contribute to the development of research grant applications. The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to take part in mentoring at the master’s and Ph. D. levels. These tasks require the postdoctoral fellow to have a high level of presence at the workplace Mentoring, supervision and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20% of the position.
We are looking for competitive candidates of any national and racial/ethnic background in the areas of intercultural/international/global communication, journalism and communication, and/or public diplomacy in the digital age from related disciplines such as communication, political science, globalization/global studies, and so on with preferably a research agenda related to China’s outbound initiatives such as the Belt & Road Initiative or new initiatives on humanities social sciences using a mixed methodology or a quantitative method such as big data analytics. Candidates with a Ph. D. in the areas listed above,obtained within the past three years from a globally ranked top university, have a burgeoning programmatic research and publication record and a very interesting research proposal portending a strong research potential preferably with English-Chinese bilingual/bicultural competence, and within 35 years of age, are highly encouraged to apply.
The research proposal should be no more than 1500 words and consist of the following components: aim and research question; theory and method; relation to the research front including the most important field work in the field of research; schedule and expected results; and the applicant’s qualifications and competence to conduct the project.
III. Salary and Benefits
There are three types of salaries and benefits packages available for candidates’ preference depending upon their qualifications and competitiveness. For details, you are strongly encouraged to read every single line of “Background Information” below.
IV. Starting Date:
Postdoc fellows employed are expected to start the postdoc term preferably by September 1, 2020. It ends on August 30, 2022.
V. Deadline for Application
The deadline for application: July 31, 2020. Beijing Time. Please send your curriculum vita, certified copies of your educational degree certificates, a list of research publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers) and one to three published work samples, a postdoc research proposal etc., three letters of recommendation on an official letterhead and other relevant materials in pdf form to: Miss Ma, Administrative Assistant of the Global Engagement Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Miss Ma at 18669384862 (Cell)
(1) Introduction to Shandong University
Shandong University is a key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of education with a long history, complete set of disciplines, strong academic strength and distinctive school running characteristics, which has an important influence at home and abroad. It is a world-class university construction University（Class A）. In recent years, Shandong University has achieved a leap forward development, the comprehensive level and quality of the University have been significantly improved, and the international influence has been significantly enhanced. At present, nearly 170 universities in more than 30 countries and regions have signed inter university cooperation agreements. The school has a large scale, forming a school running pattern of one school and three places （Jinan, Weihai, Qingdao）.
The Weihai Campus of Shandong University where the postdoc fellows will be working is a beautiful campus of high academic dynamism and rigor located in the City of Weihai, a medium-sized port city of beauty and vibrancy. While the Weihai campus lodges itself on a hill, the city is known as a resort town full of hot springs, surrounded by beaches and affordable amenities. With three sides of it facing the Yellow Sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, the City of Weihai is nicked named “Hawaii of the East”.
(2) Introduction to the Global Engagement Academy
The Global Engagement Academy (Shandong University at Weihai) is a newly established new type of open research platform seeking integrated research solutions in generating new knowledge and policy advising about globalization, global governance, and global order as well as in enhancing stakeholders’ competence in global engagement, global corporate governance, and global citizenship.Well-published professors of global standing affiliated to the Global Engagement Academy such as Prof. Jia will serve as faculty hosts of the post-doctoral fellows. The Global Engagement Academy currently hosts prestigious scholarly initiatives such as the English scholarly book series "Chinese Perspectives on journalism and communication" published by Taylor & Francis/Routledge as well asthe scholarly book series “The Belt & Road Initiative: Interdisciplinary Perspectives” published by Peter Lang. In order to further strengthen the scientific research in the areas close to such initiatives and projects, the Global Engagement Academy is now recruiting 1-2 postdoctoral fellows among top candidates around the world.
(3) Types of Postdoc Fellowship and Benefit Packages
A. Specially Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships
Ph. D. holders with an outstanding record of academic achievements and great development potential from top universities at home and abroad who are no more than 35 years old and have graduated within the last three years are eligible to apply for the postdoc fellowship positions under the national high-level projects such as China’s National Postdoctoral Innovation Talent Support Plan, the Postdoctoral International Exchange Plan Introduction Project, the International Exchange Plan Dispatch Project and so on.
Salary and Benefits: the annual stipend shall not be less than 300000 yuan / person（before tax, equivalent to USD 43,000）, and the subsidy term is generally 2 years. The social security benefits and housing stipend shall be paid according to the same standard of the teachers in service during the period of postdoctoral stay, and the same research resources shall be fully accessed by the postdoc fellows. The university provides postdoctoral fellows an apartment for eligible postdoctoral fellows to rent.
Postdoc Performance Review: the postdoc station term for special funded postdoc fellows is generally two years. If they fail to leave the station on time due to work demand by the end of two years, it can be extended for one year upon an application and a favorable review. At the end of the postdoc research term, postdoc fellows are free to apply for full-time teaching positions either in or outside Shandong University, or they can participate in the selection of talent projects such as the Qilu Young Scholars of Shandong University.
B. Key funded postdoctoral program
Candidates: Ph. D. holders with an excellent academic record who have graduated from very top-ranked universities at home and abroad within the past three years, with great development potential and strong academic ability are encouraged to apply. The age limit is generally no more than 35 years old.
Salary and benefits: the annual salary shall not be less than 200000 yuan / person (before tax）, and the subsidy period is generally 2 years. The campus provides 10000 yuan / year of scientific research funds, with a funding period of two years. The social security benefits and housing subsidy shall be paid according to the same standard for the teachers in service during the period of the postdoctoral stay, and the research resources of Shandong University shall be fully accessed by the postdoc fellows.
Postdoc Performance Review: Generally, the term of post doctorial fellows of the key funded type is two years. If they fail to leave the station on time due to work demand, one year’s extension can be granted after the application is reviewed favorably.
C. Program funded postdoctoral fellowship program
Candidates: Ph. D. holders who have graduated from high-level universities at home and abroad within the last three years who are more than 35 years old are eligible to apply.
Salary and benefits: annual salary shall not be less than 120000 yuan / person （before tax）.
Postdoc Performance Review: the postdoctoral term of the project is generally 2 years. If the postdoc fellow fails to leave the station on time due to work demand, an application for extension can be made, and the extension can be 1 year after a favorable review. Those who have met the post-doc research requirements are encouraged to apply for open positions available at Shandong University or elsewhere.
山东大学文化传播学院贾文山教授，是山东大学特聘教授，山东大学(威海)全球胜任力研究院创建人/负责人，博士生导师。研究方向是传播理论与跨文化传播、中国传播学、公共外交。贾文山教授在CSSCI等学术期刊发表论文数十篇, 出版国际发行编/著/译共十部，其中三部获图书馆协会《选择》杂志杰出学术著作荣誉。目前应邀担任Taylor & Francis/Routledge出版发行的 “中华文明视角下的新闻与传播”(Chinese Perspectives on Journalism & Communication)英文学术丛书和由Peter Lang出版发行的 “跨学科视角下的一带一路” (The Belt & Road Initiative: Interdisciplinary Perspectives)主编。为进一步加强研究领域的科学研究，现面向海内外招聘博士后。
（2）薪酬待遇：年薪不低于 12 万元/人（税前）。
（3）管理考核：项目博士后在站时间一般为 2 年，确因工作需要 2 年未能按时出站，可提出延期申请，经审核可延期 1 年。期满考核达到要求者可参加学校教师及其他相关岗位招聘。