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Job ID: 139898

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Xi’an Jiaotong University

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
University Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Department Global Health Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Physiology/Exercise Physiology
    Nutrition and Dietetics
    Immunology & Infectious Diseases
    Health Economics
    Health Administration & Policy
    Environmental/Occupational Health

Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) ( is a leading university with more than 120-year history in China, which is directly administered by the Chinese Education Ministry and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in China. XJTU is one of the first universities selected for the 7th and 8th five-year national development plans, and selected for China’s "211 Project" and "985 Project" and aims to become a global first-class university.

Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science 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 Xi’an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute (XJTU GHI) ( was established on September 18, 2016 and will move to "Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour" (iHarbour)( in 2020. 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 iHarbour.

GHI promotes interdisciplinary research and training of graduate students and young researchers, and facilitates cross-sectoral and international collaborations in health-related research and promotes public health. The GHI is:
a) The first global health institute in western China, and conducts interdisciplinary, cross-regional global health research;
b) One of the first established institutes among the XJTU’s 26 new institutes at iHarbour;
c) One of the six new research institutes of the XJTU Health Science Center at the iHarbour.
The ongoing research at GHI covers major global health problems such as non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs), infectious diseases, endemic diseases, healthcare systems, health policy and economics, systems science, health big data, drug safety and policy, nutrition and food safety, maternal and child health, integrated health care, mobile-health (mHealth), development of precision medicine, and health promotion.

What positions: GHI has multiple open faculty and postdoctoral fellow positions, including university distinguished scholars, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, postdoctoral fellows. We especially welcome outstanding scholars with leadership experience to apply for associate dean and center director positions. GHI offers competitive compensation packages (e.g., salary, startup funds, housing, and benefits) based on the candidates’ qualifications.

Academic fields: Fields related to health sciences such as 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.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctorate degree from a prestigious university or research institution, have outstanding achievements in related academic fields.

How to apply: Applicants should email the following application materials as attached files 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;
4) Copies of degree diplomas and proof of employment;
5) A one-page research plan;
6) 3-5 representative publications as PDF files.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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Contact Information

  • Ms. Yan
    Global Health Institute
    Xi’an Jiaotong University
    No. 76 Yanta West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710061, Chi
    Xi'an, Shaanxi 710061
  • +86-29-8265-7395


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