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Full-Time Faculty Member in Molecular Agrobiology at Peking University

School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences, Peking University
Beijing, China
Competitive salaries and benefits package will be offered by Peking University.
Closing date
30 Sep 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Faculty Member, Professor
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Positions: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured), Full Professor (tenured).

As a teaching and research institution at Peking University (PKU), the School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences (SAAS) is committed to building an institution with cutting-edge scientific research and high-end talent education program in molecular agrobiology, food safety & health, and agricultural & development economics, so as to make due contributions to agricultural and rural development in China and the rest of world. For more details about SAAS, please visit

The Department of Molecular Agrobiology is a major department of SAAS, and is responsible for the education and leading research of plant (crop) molecular biology, crop genomics, and agrobiotechnology.

We are seeking applications for positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels in molecular agrobiology, including plant (crop) molecular biology, crop genomics and agrobiotechnology as well as other fields related to crop biology and breeding. The appointment is expected to take place between January 2025 and August 2025.

Qualifications and Selection Criteria

  1. Academic contributions in the field of molecular agrobiology.
  2. Experience in developing research programs (for Associate/Full Professor).
  3. Experience in teaching graduate- and/or undergraduate-level courses.
  4. The rank of the initial appointment will be determined based on the applicant’s prior scholarly impact, leadership experience, and national and international reputation by the Talent Evaluation Expert Panel at both the SAAS and the university’s levels.

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salaries and benefits package will be offered by Peking University according to the provisions of the relevant laws of China. In addition, competitive research startup package will be provided.

Required Materials for Initial Application

  1. Cover letter;
  2. CV (including a list of publications together with your teaching and research experience);
  3. Vision statement for the position;
  4. Full text of up to three (applicants for assistant professor position) or five (applicants for associate/full professor positions) representative research publications;
  5. Three reference letters;
  6. Teaching philosophy;
  7. Scanned copy of diploma;
  8. Other evidence of research and teaching experience (including awards).

Required Materials for Second Stage Application

After initial screening of application’s materials, SAAS will make a short list of candidates for interview. Successful candidates will be informed to complete the formal application forms and provide additional necessary supporting materials. For Tenured Associate or Full Professor, a further evaluation by a group of international experts will be conducted before SAAS submits the whole application package to Peking University for final evaluation.

To Apply

Please send the documents listed above to The subject of the email should read: Application for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor.

Closing date: 30 September 2024 or until the positions are filled.

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