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Xiamen University Postdoctoral Research Fellow Recruitment Announcement(2018)

2018-05-09  浏览次数: 2720

Founded in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee, a well-known patriotic overseas Chinese leader, Xiamen University is one of China’s key and first-class universities that enjoy privileged support from the government’s “211 Project” and “985 Project”and one of the A-level universities in national “world class universities and disciplines” project. Two Collaborative Innovation Centers initiated by XMU have been included in the “2011 project”, a nationwide initiative launched by the government to upgrade innovation of higher education. Having a full range of disciplines, outstanding faculty members and global influence, Xiamen University is an ideal place for talent cultivation and scientific research. Located in the green hills and the blue sea , Xiamen University is universally acknowledged as one of the most beautiful universities of China.  

 Xiamen University is one of the first organizations approved by the government to establish postdoctoral research centers. Most of the postdoctors trained by Xiamen University have grown as academic leaders and mainstays of the organizations that they later serve. Some outstanding ones have become leading shcolars, such as academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences , specially-appointed professors of Changjiang Scholar Program, chief scientists of “973 Program”, or the winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and so on. Xiamen University have 31 postdoctoral research centers at present with a number of cooperative supervisor teams with leading scholars and academic leaders.

To strive for the goal of becoming “a worldwide famous high-level research-oriented university and one of the top universities in the world”, during the next five years, Xiamen University will take postdoctoral researchers as its important reserve force of high-level talents and main source of its faculty reserve by attaching special importance to constructing full-time postdoctoral research teams. 
    We sincerely welcome young talents from all over the world to join Xiamen University!


A.Recruitment Requirements

1. Applicants should possess sound ideological and political views, good moral qualities and research spirit, as well as physical and mental health.

2. Applicants should have obtained a doctor’s degree from well-known universities or scientific research institutes at home or abroad.

3. Applicants should be 35 years old or younger ( born after January 1st, 1983 ).

4. Applicants should meet other recruitment requirements by XMU postdoctoral centers.


B. Areas of Recruitment

Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, philosophy, archaeology, world history, journalism and communication, foreign languages and literature, statistics, applied economics, theoretical economics, business administration, management science and engineering, public administration, politics, sociology, law, pedagogy, mathematics, physics, electronic science and technology, chemistry, chemical engineering and technology, materials science and engineering, biology, marine science, environmental science and engineering, ecology, information and communication engineering, computer science and technology, control science and engineering, instrument science and technology.


C. Recruitment Plan

Please check the “2018 Xiamen University Postdoctoral Research Fellow Recruitment Schedule” for the details of the vacant positions and the requirements.


D. Benefits and Policy Support

1. Salary is no less than 160,000 RMB (before tax) per year.

2. Postdoctoral apartments or room renting allowance is provided.

3. The children of postdoctors will enjoy the same privilege as those of Xiamen University faculty members in kindergarten and school registration.

4. Postdoctors will be bestowed the titles of Assistant Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow or Research Fellow according to their academic performance during their stay in Xiamen University research centers.

5. Excellent postdoctors can apply for the positions of faculty members of Xiamen University without time limit.


E. Application Procedures

1. Applicants should email their applying materials to their cooperative supervisors with email subjects as “name + name of target research center + postdoctor”. The application materials mainly consist of :

(1)Personal curriculum vitae;

(2) Scanned files that can prove applicants’ required qualifications (PDF file format, including certificates and diplomas, research achievements such as papers, monographs, research projects and patents, awards and others);

(3) Recommendation letters from two experts.

  2. After the applicants have gained the approval from their cooperative supervisors, they should visit the online system for China’s postdoctoral affairs (, register and provide necessary personal information.

3. Applicants should visit the website of “Xiamen University Job Opportunities”, register and log in, and then provide applying material according to the procedure of postdoctoral admission of Xiamen University.

F. Contact Us

Please refer to “Contact List of Postdoctoral Research Centers in Xiamen University” for the contact information of the XMU Postdoctoral Affairs Office and the postdoctoral research centers. 
   Office hours: Monday to Friday (except national holidays) 
   8:00—11:4014:30—17:30 (Beijing time, GMT+8)

2018 Xiamen University Psotdoctoral Research Fellow Recruitment Schedule.pdf

Contact Information of Xiamen University Postdoc Centers.pdf