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Job Title: Multiple Open Faculty and Leadership Positions at XJTU-GHI
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Organization: Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) Global Health Institute (GHI)
Posted: 11/6/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 8
Location: Xi'an,      China
Compensation: Competitive salary, benefits, and start-up package will be provided based on qualifications.
Position Description: The Xi’an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute (GHI) has multiple open faculty and leadership positions, including university scholars, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, institute associate director, research center directors, and research lab directors.

Qualifications: Candidates with various background and expertise related to global health research are encouraged to apply, in particular, those with expertise in public health (e.g., epidemiology, nutrition, biostatistics, health management and administration, environmental health, health promotion, genetic epidemiology), medicine, health systems, health policy and economics, big data science, information science, sociology, systems science, pharmacy, statistics, geography, non-communicable chronic disease prevention and control, child and maternal health, and health disparities. Good communication skills in Chinese and English are desired. International training, research and work experiences are plus.

1)University scholars and professors: Applicants should be internationally renowned scholars with an outstanding publication and funding record, ability and will to help build a nationally and internationally competitive research lab or center within the GHI. 2)Associate professors: Candidates should have a track-record of excellence in research and the potential to become a national leader in his/her field. 3)Assistant professors and lecturers: Candidates should have a track-record of outstanding training in a top program, have peer-reviewed publications in international journals, and have demonstrated potential to become a successful independent researcher. 4)The leadership positions: Applicants should be internationally or nationally renowned scholars with a strong publication and funding record, demonstrated ability and will to help build or lead a competitive research team.

Organization Description: About the Xi’an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute (GHI): The GHI was established on September 18, 2016. It aims to help serve key national development strategies, including China’s National Innovation-driven Development Strategy, Western Development, “Healthy China 2030” and China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (

With the joint efforts of the XJTU Health Science Center and other colleges across XJTU, the GHI will become a hub for global health-related research and training in western China, contributing to the XJTU’s goal as a world-class university and the “Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour” (iHarbour). The GHI is: 1) the first global health institute in western China, conducting interdisciplinary, cross-regional global health research; 2) the first established institute among XJTU’s 23 planned new institutes, locating in the iHarbour being developed, which will be completed in 2019; and 3) one of the six new research institutes of the Medical Section at the iHarbour. It is led by several internationally and nationally renowned scholars.

The GHI will foster domestic and international collaboration across disciplines and institutions, and provide the scientific evidence and solutions to major threats of public health in China and worldwide. It will focus on major global health problems, with main objectives of: training health professionals and researchers with global perspectives, providing educational and collaborative opportunities, and contributing to national and international development.

GHI currently is located in Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, but will be relocated to the “Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour” in 2020, which is being built.

About the Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU): XJTU ( is a key university with more than 120 year history, which is directly administered by the Chinese Education Ministry and is one of the oldest current institutions of higher education in China. The predecessor of XJTU was Nanyang College, which was founded in 1896 in Shanghai and renamed Jiaotong University in 1921. In 1956, the main body of Jiaotong University was moved to Xi'an according to the decision issued by the State Council, and was formally named XJTU in 1959, which was listed as a national key university. XJTU, as one of the first universities entering the seventh and eighth five-plan, as well as China's "211 Project" and “985 Project”, is selected to be developed into a global first-class university. In April 2000, approved by the State Council, the original Xi'an Medical University and original Shaanxi Institute of Finance and Economics were integrated into XJTU.

Currently the university is a comprehensive research university with scientific focus. It is composed of 10 branches of learning, namely: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, literature, law, philosophy, education and art. The university, currently, consists of 28 full-time colleges and schools, 8 schools for undergraduates and 12 affiliated teaching hospitals. XJTU boasts a high-level staff of 5,696, including 3,006 full-time teachers, among which are 1,800 professors and associated professors. XJTU has 29 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, of which 17 are doubled-hired academicians. There are 6 national-level teachers, 57 Changjiang Scholars, 35 Outstanding Young Investigator Award laureates, 20 national experts with outstanding contribution to the country, 41 nation-level candidates of the National Talents Project, and the 21st Century National Talents Project, 19 leaders of the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team, 234 personnel of 21st Century Excellent Talents Training Plan proposed by the Ministry of Education, and 535 experts who have made outstanding contributions and enjoy special governmental allowances.

XJTU has a current enrollment of 32,200 full-time students, including over 15,744 masters and doctoral candidates. The university offers 83 undergraduate majors. It consists of 28 disciplines and 154 sub- disciplines authorized to confer PhD degrees and 45 disciplines and 242 sub- disciplines authorized to confer Master Degrees, and 22 centers to confer professional degrees. Among these, there are 8 nation-level key disciplines, 8 nation-level key sub-disciplines, 3 nation-level key sub-discipline pilot sites. In addition, 27 disciplines and 155 sub-disciplines are recognized as key disciplines at the provincial and ministerial level. It has 25 research facilities for post-doctoral students, 5 national key laboratories, 4 national engineering research centers and 64 key research centers and laboratories at the provincial and ministerial level.

About Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center

The Center, formally known as the Xi’an Medical University (founded 80 years ago), is a leader in the fields of medical education, health research, and clinical services in west China. In 2000, Xi’an Medical University merged with XJTU and was renamed as the XJTU School of Medicine. In 2012, the School was renamed XJTU Health Science Center. The Center has 9 key academic units, including: 1)School of Basic Medical Sciences; 2)School of Public Health; 3)School of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 4)School of Forensic Medicine; 5)The First Clinical Medical College (The First Affiliated Hospital of XJTU); 6)The Second Clinical Medical College (The Second Affiliated Hospital of XJTU); 7)School of Dentistry; 8)Department of Nursing; and 9)The Global Health Institute (GHI).

Closing Date: 6/30/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Dr. Xiaomin Sun,  
Contact Location: No. 76, Yanta West Road

Xi'an    710061
Contact Location: No. 76, Yanta West Road
  Xi'an    710061
Contact Phone: +86-29-82657395 
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How to Apply: Applicants should email the following application materials to and add “Applicant’s name, application for GHI faculty position” in the subject line.

1) A cover letter that specifies what position the applicant hopes to apply, outline the applicant’s key relevant qualifications and research/work plan if being selected for the position, the applicant’s contact information; 2) Curriculum vitae (CV); 3) Contact information of three references; and 4) Copies of degree diplomas and proof of employment

Application review will start immediately. Please send inquires to Dr. Xiaomin Sun,

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