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November 24, 2010

Two faculty positions at Shantou University

Associate Professor or Professor
Shantou University, Guangdong Province, China

Shantou University (the College of Liberal Arts, Center for International Studies) invites applications for two full-time positions in Philosophy and Global History, to begin in the fall 2011.

University Background
Shantou University, located in Shantou, Guangdong Province, is the only comprehensive university in the eastern region of the province with a population of over 20 million people. Founded in 1981 by the Chinese Government and Mr. Li Ka-Shing, Shantou University has been receiving significant funding from Li Ka-Shing Foundation. In the last 29 years, the Li Ka-Shing Foundation has donated over 3.3 billion Hong Kong dollars to university development and will donate an additional 2 billion Hong Kong dollars to the university in the next eight years.

Shantou University currently has over 1,400 staff and over 9,000 students working toward Bachelor, Masters and PhD degrees in Colleges and Schools of Arts and Design, Business, Engineering, Journalisms and Communications, Law, Liberal Arts, Medicine, and Science.

Recognized as a leading reform university in China, Shantou University has been transforming into an internationalized university through education reform since 2001. The reform efforts encompass academic governance; personnel, finance, and resources management; credit systems; English enhancement program, active and service learning paradigms; residential college system and so on. More recently, the University embarked on university wide curriculum redesign and development of advanced undergraduate programs.

College of Liberal Arts Background
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is one of the nine main schools in Shantou University. With support from the University and the Li Ka-Shing Foundation, CLA has established several centers (the Institute of English Language and Literature, the Center for Overseas Examinations, the Center for Women Studies, the Center for International Studies (CIS), and the Center for Christian Studies) in addition to its primary academic departments. The College offers degree programs in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Philology, Study of Literature and Arts, Chinese Ancient Literature, and English Language and Literature. The College frequently invites national and international scholars to campus to give lectures and speeches for students and arranges for undergraduates and post-graduates to participate in community service activities. Currently, the College is undertaking a series of curricular, student, and faculty development initiatives.

Center for International Studies Background
With the establishment of a multinational, multidisciplinary faculty and the expansion of its liberal arts curriculum, the new Center for International Studies (CIS) contributes to the internationalization of Shantou education. Center faculty members teach and study regional and global studies, offer elective courses in English and Chinese to all undergraduates, cooperate with various departments in creating a core general education curriculum, and promote a more comprehensive English-language academic curriculum across the College and the campus. The Center has academic connections with national and international institutions, including the Fulbright Program (Beijing) and the Hong Kong American Center (CUHK), supports student exchange programs with leading universities in Europe and North America, and initiates an annual International Lecturers Series.

Position Requirements
The Center for International Studies seeks to recruit two faculty members at the rank of associate or full professor in the fields of philosophy and global history.

Philosophy: the successful candidate must be prepared to teach courses in ethics and one or more of the following areas: history of philosophy, political philosophy, continental philosophy, or philosophy of mind.

Global history: the successful candidate must be prepared to teach courses in global history, and one or more of the following areas: Greece and Rome, the Enlightenment, intellectual or environmental history, or globalization.

General Requirements: an earned Ph.D. or a comparable advanced degree. Demonstrated English proficiency required. Previous teaching experience, and the ability to teach courses in both Chinese (Putonghua) and English are preferable.

Salaries and Benefits: annual salaries (12-month basis) are competitive including medical insurance, housing, and/or other benefits.

Application Procedure: Interested candidate should send his/her cover letter with a C.V., three names of reference and/or other relevant information to:
Terry Bodenhorn
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Shantou University
243 Daxue Road, Shantou University
Shantou, Guangdong, China 515063

Candidates may also submit applications or queries via e-mail to wuwenjuan@stu.edu.cn. Please indicate the job title in the subject header.

For more information about Shantou University and College of Liberal Arts please visit

Posted by zzhu at November 24, 2010 09:36 AM