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Faculty Positions Open at School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University of China

The School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China was founded in 1955. After more than sixty years of development,it has become a nationally acclaimed institution for journalism and communication education, a leader in education reform and innovation, and an important platform for global journalism and communication education exchanges and cooperation.In the four rounds of national disciplinary evaluations conducted by the Ministry of Education of China, its Journalism and Communication Discipline has been persistently ranked No. 1. In 2017, it has been enrolled into the Chinese “Double First Class” discipline plan.

The school’s Journalism and Communication program is classified as the first-class key discipline by the Ministry of Education. It has a national experimental teaching demonstration center, and a Ministry of Education Key Research Base of humanities and social sciences - the Journalism and Social Development Research Center. Currently the school has five departments, including Journalism, Communication, Audio-visual Communication, Advertising & Media Economics, and International Journalism and Communication. It has established a comprehensive talent training system covering undergraduates, masters, and doctoral degrees.

The school has built an ecological training system that breaks through professional barriers for nurturing outstanding journalism and communication talents. Starting from 2011, it has launched dual-degree programs for undergraduates, including Journalism & Law experimental program, Creative Communication experimental program, International Journalismand Communication full English program, Future Communication experimental program, and so onthat are oriented towards students' interests and practical needs. It has launched a special program of Olympic communication that serves the needs of the 2022 Winter Olympics. At the graduate level, it has built several talent training programs, such as big data and communication, strategic communication, as well as a full English program that respond to the needs of industry and society.

The school is committed to building a platform for academic and cultural exchanges at home and abroad. It has established exchanges and collaborations with more than a dozen world-renowned university and research institutions overseas in the US, Canada, Russia, Britain, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, etc. It offers English-taught courses at the BA, MA and PhD levels and promotes studying abroad for both undergraduate and graduate students. It now has about 60 faculty members, many of whom hold PhDs from prestigious Chinese and foreign universities.Focal areas of research include journalism history and theory, communication theory, visual communication, new media, international communication, media economics and management, advertising, intercultural communication, audio-visual communication, environmental communication and public diplomacy. It now houses two academic journals, one of them - Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication – is a national core journal with an impact factor ranking among the top in China.

To advance the “Double First Class” discipline development, facilitate the future faculty recruitment and enhance academic research, the school is currently accepting applications all over the worldfor the faculty positions of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Post-doc Fellow. Eligible fields include journalism, communication, international communication, computational communication, new media studies,strategic communication, law, philosophy, history, sociology, political science,and other relevant fields. Exceptional candidates with expertise of other areas are also given consideration.

1. Full Professor

Eligibility Requirements:

·Candidates for Full Professor positions are expected to currently hold tenured positions at globally renowned institutions, and have a record of excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and leadership.

2. Associate Professor

Eligibility Requirements:

·Candidates for Associate Professor positions are expected to hold tenure-track positions at internationally-renowned institutions, and must demonstrate clear evidence of a scholarly research.

3. Assistant Professor

Eligibility Requirements:

·Candidates for Assistant Professor should have an earned doctorate by the date when the position starts, and demonstrate clear evidence of strong potential to establish a scholarly research program in one of the areas following.

4. Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship

·Candidates must have received their PhD degree no more than 3 years prior to the start of the appointment from recognized universities in China or overseas. Candidates must have at least 1 publication in a SCI/SSCI/A&HCI/CSSCI indexed journal (as the corresponding author, first author or the second author with PhD supervisor as the first author). Applicants should be interested in and highly qualified for teaching and academic research.

Contact

Salaries and benefits at Renmin University of China are competitive. Research grants at the University and School-level are available for new faculty members. Applicants should send their CV and application materials to xiaomanzhao@ruc.edu.cn.