Schwarzman College, Tsinghua Univ (Beijing) seeks pub policy, IR, & leadership faculty

Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University
Professor of Public Policy

Designed to inspire the next generation of global leaders, the Schwarzman Scholars program is the most significant of its kind since the Rhodes Trust was founded in 1902. With a $600 million endowment, it will also be the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.

The 100-200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a one year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, Schwarzman Scholars are selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Schwarzman College, in collaboration with the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University is recruiting for a tenured or tenure-track Professor of Public Policy. Initial appointments will be for three years. The appointment will be made jointly by Schwarzman College and SPPM with primary teaching responsibility at Schwarzman College. We are recruiting rising stars or established faculty and will consider appointments at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor level. Each full-time position will be given to one individual. Faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level will be for an initial term of three years with decision about contract renewal and promotion to Associate Professor level conducted jointly by the School of Public Policy and Management and Schwarzman College based on a joint review of performance for an additional three year term. All appointments will be provided competitive pay and access to research funds.

The Chairs shall work full-time at Tsinghua University and teach at Schwarzman College and
shall have no other full-time obligations outside of Tsinghua University.

We are seeking expert scholars in public policy who are excellent teachers and scholars with an
interdisciplinary focus and whose work is related to global affairs. The appointed professor will
teach courses in the Schwarzman Scholars program and will take primary responsibility for
managing the public policy course offerings at Schwarzman College in collaboration with the
academic team. Research funding will be available to support the appointee’s scholarly research
and career development.

The appointee will teach primarily in the Public Policy concentration of the program and will be
expected to teach primarily in one or more of the following topics: public management,
environmental policy, energy policy, health policy, social policy and have an understanding and
expertise about relevant China policy.

In addition to teaching, the Chair shall also assume the following duties:
1.Advising students on capstone projects and writing;
2. Serve on committees (academic, student life, etc.) while in residence;
3.Organizing workshops and public lectures for students;
4.Actively participating in academic activities of the Schwarzman College; and
5.Assuming all other duties, as time allows, that Tsinghua University specifies for full-time

The following qualifications and credentials will be considered in appointing the Chair:

1. Scholar with a strong record of teaching, research and publications at the assistant, associate
or full professor level; post-doctoral fellows with strong relevant qualifications may also be
2. A doctoral degree in public policy, political science, sociology, environmental studies, global
health, or other relevant field, along with field experience in a developing country is required
3. For candidates who are Chinese citizens currently based in China, significant time spent
outside of China, such as studying and working;
4. Fluency in English (for purposes of teaching, research and communications);
5. International experience and knowledge and experience working in or on China helpful.
Educational background in the United States and/or Europe is preferred.

To apply, please send an application cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), and three letters of reference to (subject line: SC Professor of Public Policy) before the deadline of November 15, 2018. Please also let us know how you learned about this opportunity or where you saw the job announcement.

[Note that this college is also seeking professors for international relations and leadership studies]

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