“GREEN VALLEY” TALENT RECRUITMENT PLAN SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
As one of the top institutions for higher education in China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) enjoys a long history and a world-renowned reputation. It is a key university of direct subordination to Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE), jointly run by Shanghai Municipal Government. Through 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized elite university in China.
Insisting on the strategic guiding ideology of "creating a world-class agricultural discipline" and the managerial guiding ideology of “agriculture-focused, demand-driven, character-grown, strive to be the best”, the School of Agriculture and Biology (SAB) has always adhered to its path of “race-to-top, down-to-earth, one-body two-wing” for development. It takes advantage of SJTU’s multidisciplinary strength and put great emphasis on integrative research involving engineering, science, medicine, and management. Furthermore, SAB endeavors to strengthen disciplinary construction, cultivate and recruit highly qualified talents, and strives to improve the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate education. In the past, every undertaking has realized leap-forward development.
To support further development of more advanced agricultural discipline, SJTU has initiated an agricultural “Green Valley” talent recruitment plan to recruit talents both at home and abroad. Our university will provide academic freedom, fine work environment, and competitive remuneration package, as well as guaranteed support from well established discipline platforms and benefits from renowned academic reputation.
2. Work Environment at SAB
SAB is located at 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China, facing East China Normal University on the east, Zizhu National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone on the south. It is surrounded by SJTU affiliated primary schools and high schools, as well as East China Normal University affiliated schools. It has convenient access to public transportation and other living facilities such as Shanghai Fifth People's Hospital and Metro Line 5.
SAB covers an area of 44,000 square meters, which includes Agriculture and Biology Building, Experimental and Training Building, and a new Agricultural Innovation Building that is currently under construction and will be put into use in May, 2017. SAB has a number of key laboratories, such as Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Urban Agriculture, Sino-US Joint Research Center for Food Safety under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology, Shanghai Engineering and Technology Research Center of Food Safety, Third Party Research and Development Base, etc., all which provide excellent resource for teaching and research.
(Agriculture and Biology Building)
(Experimental and Training Building)
(Agricultural Innovation Building)
3. Work and Other Support
1) Scientific Research Support
a. Adequate research start-up funding to satisfy all initial research requirements
b. Sufficient office and lab space to meet your research site requirements
c. Advantages with multi-disciplinary setting in a comprehensive university involving agriculture, engineering, science, and medicine，etc..
2) Other Support
a. Competitive and attractive remuneration package
b. Fully decorated apartments as transitional lodging, with housing allowance and settling-in allowance
c. Great medical services provided by SJTU affiliated high-ranking hospitals
d. Convenience for your children to enter SJTU affiliated kindergarten, elementary, and middle schools
3) System Support
a. All-around assistance for your application to various talent and scholar plans
b. Administrative coordination to ensure a smooth transition and relocation
4. Complete Career Development Plan
SAB has formed a complete career development plan for high-level employees, relying on this “Green Valley” Talent Recruitment Plan, which is described in the following picture.
5. Applying Qualifications
1) “Green Valley” Chair Professor
“Green Valley” Chair Professors are usually expected to be less than 55 years old. Overseas applicants should serve as full professors or other equivalent positions in the world-class university. Domestic applicants should be full professors or hold equivalent academic titles (principally, the applicants should hold the title of Distinguished Young Scientist; Chang Jiang Scholar; Chief of National 973 Project or major research and development plan; Industrial System Chief Scientist or Vice-President of National Level Society and above). The applicant should have recognized high-level original academic achievements in the frontier academic field, or should make great contribution in national strategic needs research areas, with world class research capacity and high prestige in academia.
2) “Green Valley” Distinguished Professor
“Green Valley” Distinguished Professors are usually expected to be less than 45 years old. Overseas applicants should serve as associate professors or other equivalent positions or above in high-level universities. Domestic applicants should be full professors or hold equivalent academic titles. They should have great potentials to lead original and key technology researches, catch up with or surpass advanced world levels in the frontier fields, make outstanding achievements in their discipline, or make significant achievements in national strategy services and economic society development. Their academic ability should be equivalent to Chang Jiang Distinguished Professor or Outstanding Young Scholars Fund Owner of National Natural Science Foundation.
3) “Green Valley” Tenure-track Assistant Professor
“Green Valley” Tenure-track Assistant Professors are usually expected to be less than 40 years old. They should have doctoral degree and academic research experiences in overseas world-class universities, with good education background and academic potential, or gain one of the Four Young Funding Program (Young Thousand Talents, National Natural Science Foundation--Outstanding Youth Foundation, National Youth Talent Support Program, Chang Jiang Scholar-Youth Program). They are expected to be able to carry out innovative research in frontier academic field and have important research achievements and high academic potential. Their research ability is expected to reach assistant professor’s level of word-class universities.
4) “Green Valley” Young Scholar
“Green Valley” Young Scholars are usually expected to be less than 35 years old. They should have doctoral degree from overseas world-class universities or research institutions with more than 2 years’ overseas working experiences in related fields or domestic first class universities or institutions’ doctoral degree with 3 years’ overseas working experiences. They are expected to have good educational background and academic potential, reach associate professor’s average level, and have potential to receive “Four Young Funding Program” (Young Thousand Talents, National Natural Science Foundation--Outstanding Youth Foundation, National Youth Talent Support Program, Chang Jiang Scholar-Youth Program).
6. Research Fields
1) Plant Science and Horticulture
2) Agricultural Resource Environment and Ecology
3) Food Safety and Nutrition
4) Animal Science and Engineering
5) Landscape Architecture
7. Application Materials
Please send these required materials to us via email.
2) Publications list (no less than 5 complete articles published within five years)
3) Copy of academic certificate and degree certificate
4) Five referrers’ contact information (doctoral and post-doc supervisors’ and working partners’ name, position and email address)
Contact person and telephone number:
Ms. YAO Xiaomin （86-21-34205877）
Ms. JIA Yanning （86-21-34207018）
Ms. DU Qingqing （86-21-34207071）
Address: 800 Dongchuan RD. Minhang District, Shanghai, P. R. China
Zip code: 200240