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IESR Faculty Position Openings 2021


IESR Faculty Position Openings 2021

Positions: Tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Multiple tenure-track positions are available at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University. Applicants for all ranks and from all fields are welcome. We especially welcome scholars with excellence in research and teaching to apply for senior positions.

Competitive compensation package will be provided commensurate with experience including competitive salary, research funds, housing allowances, plus standard fringe benefits. An ideal candidate should show a commitment to high quality research and teaching. The medium of instruction is English. New junior faculty can expect no teaching in their first year. Candidates for the assistant professor should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2021.

Application Requirements:

  • CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Job Market Paper

  • Letters of Reference

Application deadline: 11/30/2020

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, job market paper and three reference letters sent directly by the letter writers through JOE website

 ( by November 30, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to online interviews.

About IESR

IESR was established at Jinan University in December 2015 and operates under the leadership of internationally renowned scholars with Yangtze River Scholar Professor Shuaizhang Feng as the Dean and Professor James Heckman as the Chairman of the Advisory Board. We currently have 41 full-time faculty members in all major fields of economics.

IESR is dedicated to the following goals:

  • Developing China-based research programs in applied economics and other fields;

  • Collecting original survey data related to China’s economic and social development;

  • Building a leading Chinese think tank that could inform and influence national policymaking;

  • Guiding our students to become future leaders in economic and social research;

  • Facilitating academic exchanges between scholars in China and abroad.

IESR has established the following research centers:

  • Research Center for Labor Economics

  • Center for Econometrics and Microdata Practice

  • Research Center for International Trade and Firms

  • Research Center for Real Estate and Regional Economics

  • Center for Ecological Civilization and Environmental Economics

Over the next several years, IESR will continue to expand its regular faculty by recruiting new PhDs and senior scholars from overseas, as well as by hosting short-term visits by distinguished professors from world-renowned institutions. For more information, please visit or contact us at


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