NUIST High-level Talents Recruitment (2019)
Ⅰ. Introduction to NUIST
Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST), founded in 1960 and renamed from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in 2004, was designated as one of the key institutions of higher education in China in 1978, which enjoys the reputation of the cradle of Chinese meteorological talents and has worldwide influence in the field of Geoscience. In 2017, the university was listed in China’s national Double First-class universities and disciplines and was also included in the provincial high-level universities in Jiangsu province. NUIST is co-constructed by the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, the Ministry of Education of China (MOE), the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), the State Oceanic Administration and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. NUIST is located in Nanjing Jiangbei New Area (National Level New Area) with convenient transportation and beautiful scenery.
After nearly 60 years of development, NUIST has established a comprehensive and coordinated discipline system of science, engineering, management, art and humanities, with atmospheric science as its core and information engineering as its basis. In recent years, the comprehensive ranking of NUIST in the four main international university rankings has promoted rapidly. At present, NUIST has 6 doctoral programs, 22 master programs, 13 professional master programs and 70 bachelor programs. The discipline of Atmospheric Science ranks No. 1 in China for two consecutive rounds in the discipline evaluation by the Ministry of Education. The four disciplines of Geoscience, Engineering, Computer Science and Environmental Science and Ecology have entered top 1% ESI international discipline rankings. There are more than 60 national talents including Academicians, winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, distinguished professors of Yangtse River Scholars Program, National Distinguished Professors, chief scientists of National 973 Plan and over 600 provincial and ministerial talents including distinguished professors, entrepreneurship and innovation talents and renowned teachers, as well as 28 provincial Teaching and Research Teams.
NUIST endeavors to construct a world first-rate discipline by attracting outstanding talents from all over the world. By launching the NUIST High-level Talents Recruitment Program (2019), we sincerely welcome talents from every corner of the world to join us in order to seek common development in order to build a lofty, compatible and caring first-rate high-level university with characteristics. NUIST will surely offer you an extraordinarily competitive system of salaries and welfare and a broader platform for your career development.
II. Recruitment Policy
Sticking to the guidelines of open, collaborative and characteristic development, NUIST launches the following recruitment policies:
1. Comfort Project: N+10 Policy
(1) Children’s Education: Children of NUIST staff are allowed enrollment into the Affiliated Kindergarten (public provincial model kindergarten) , Affiliated Experimental Primary School (public provincial experimental primary school) and Affiliated Secondary School of NUIST (co-constructed with the Secondary Yuying Foreign Languages School of Nanjing) without entrance examinations;
(2)Salary System: “Longshan Scholar Project”, applicants may apply for an annual salary of 300,000-1,500,000 RMB;
(3) Settlement Policy: 80% of the settling-in allowance could be withdrawn at one time; a transitional apartment or a rental subsidy (1000-1500 RMB per month) will be provided for 24 months;
(4) Administrative Services: Online service system, approval at one visit, fast responding system to complaints and simple reimbursement network;
(6) Health and wellness project: sabbatical system, high-level talents rejuvenation plan, staff fitness plan, etc.
2. Professional Title Evaluation Policy
Excellent high-level talents who are employed for less than 6 months can apply for the title of associate professors (including similar professional titles) without being restricted by present professional titles and qualifications. Doctors, post-doctoral or other high-level talents who have been introduced from home and abroad for less than 3 years can apply for the title of professors (researchers) without being restricted by present professional titles and qualifications; Associate professors (researchers) who make outstanding performances or landmark achievements in education, teaching, scientific research, and technical applications may directly apply for the title of professors (researchers).
3. PI System for Research Teams
NUIST adopts the Principal Investigator System for research teams. Those who meet the requirements of PI can establish a team independently and the number of team members (including postdoctoral and doctoral students) is not restricted.
4. Talent Service 24- Hour Service Policy
Relying on the Longshan Scholar Project, NUIST has built a 24-hour Service System to provide personalized and menu-based one-stop service in the construction of scientific research platforms, scientific research and talent project application, and life services to high-level talents.
5. Special Zone Policy for Information Discipline
The special zone policy covers the School of Automation, the School of Computer and Software , the School of Electronics and Information Engineering and the School of Artificial Intelligence. The remuneration, settling-in allowance and research start-up fund for these talents will increase by 20-30% based on the existing standards.
6. Recruitment One-Stop Service
NUIST will select some countries/regions (USA, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, etc.) and domestic cities (Beijing, Wuhan, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Harbin, Shenyang, Changchun, etc.) to conduct One-Stop recruitment events at which candidates can have interviews and get assessments from Human Resources Department and NUIST President(s) directly. The applicant can sign a Working Agreement on-site once passing the interview.
III. Requirement types and treatments
1. High-level talents
The recruitment of High-level talents will be conducted in the form of Face to Face with NUIST Presidents. It aims to establish a platform of communication and cooperation for all the outstanding young and middle-aged scholars from home and abroad and offer them an opportunity to have a comprehensive understanding of our university through presidents' introduction, academic discussions and profound communications. We hope to attract more talents to develop their careers in our university and thus to promote the construction of our first-rate discipline. NUIST offers free round-trip travel expenses (business class by plane or business seat by fast train) and free accommodation on campus and transportation from and to the airport or railway station for qualified applicants if they come to NUIST to have interviews. Please refer to the Recruiting Announcement of High-level Talents Face to Face with NUIST Presidents on the official website at https://rsc.nuist.edu.cn/2017/1114/c1097a89858/page.htm for details.
(1) Type A
Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering; Academicians from the National Academy of Sciences or Engineering from developed countries such as USA, UK, Canada, and Australia; Laureates of world renowned awards such as Nobel Prize, Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, Turing Award, and Field Medal; outstanding international scholars working in top universities or research institutions.
(2) Type B
Distinguished Professors of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program of MOE, winners of the National Science Fund for “Distinguished Young Scholars”, National Distinguished Professors, National “Ten Thousand Talent Project” outstanding talents, and leaders of NSFC Innovative Research Group, leading researchers of the 2nd Prize Project of the National Natural Science Awards/1st Prize Project of the State Technology Invention Awards/1st Prize Project of the National Sci-tech Progress Awards, National teaching masters, National key discipline leader, Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, tenured professors from renowned overseas universities and etc. Applicants should be under the age of 50.
(3) Type C
National Young Scholars, winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Young Scholars of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, Youth Top-notch Talent of Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee. These applicants should be under the age of 40.
(4) Type D(candidates for Type A, B and C)
The applicants who are not eligible for Type A/B/C but have potential to successfully apply for the four types of Youth Introduction Programs or other national talent introduction programs could be employed as backup talents.
Salaries and benefits: High-level talents will be provided with competitive benefits via an annual salary system after signing full-time contracts and transferring their personnel archives to NUIST. NUIST also provides all around supports including settling-in allowance and housing subsidies, start-up fund, labs and offices, graduates and post doctors enrollment(see Table 1).
Table 1 Salaries and benefits for Face to Face with NUIST Presidents
(High-level talents) (Unit: RMB)
Settling-in allowance and housing subsidies
1.5million or more
5-20 million settling-in allowance; transitional housing or rental subsidy; priority in purchasing Talent Apartment on campus
1-10 million (0.5 million or more for humanities) start-up fund besides that from central budget
Talents who meet the requirements of regulations and policies could be employed as staff of government affiliated institutions. Full professors above Tier 3 will enjoy favorable policy in research team establishment and doctor and post-doctor enrollment.
1 million or more
No less than 2 million settling-in allowance; transitional housing or rental subsidy; priority in purchasing Talent Apartment on campus
800,000 or more
over 1.2 million settling-in allowance; a temporary accommodation; priority in purchasing Talent Apartment on campus
Over 0.6 million settling-in allowance; a temporary accommodation
0.5 million or more
2. Excellent Teachers
Targeted applicants: doctors (or post-doctors), lecturers, (associate) professors(or the equivalent). We mainly target at doctors or post-doctors with doctorates from world renowned universities or research institutions. In principle, doctors and post-doctors should be under 35 years old. For other types of applicants, the age limit could be more tolerant. Applicants should meet the basic requirements in the Table of Vacant Positions of the relevant Schools/Departments.
Salaries and benefits: employed as high-level talents who meet the requirements of regulations and policies (staff of government affiliated institutions). Basic salary refers to the national and provincial standards. Bonus refers to that of university professor or associate professor including settling-in allowance of 0.3-1 million RMB, rental subsidy of 1000-1500 RMB per month for 2 years. Start-up research fund varies according to the applicant’s condition and the discipline, which is 100,000-500,000 RMB for natural sciences and 50,000-300,000 RMB for social sciences. Details are listed in Table 2. The settling-in allowance and start-up research fund are negotiable for outstanding applicants and badly needed disciplines.
Table 2 Salaries and Benefits for Changwang Excellent Teachers (Unit: RMB)
Start-up Research fund
1000-1500 rental subsidy per month for 2 years
3. Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan teachers
Targeted applicants: applicants should have doctor’s degree from famous universities and research institutions in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan with outstanding teaching ability and research achievements; focus on such disciplines as finance, accounting, financial management, English Language and Literature, Translation, arts and design science.
Salaries and benefits: Over 200,000 RMB annual salaries, Nanjing social insurance, a transitional housing or rental subsidy, two round-trip travel expenses (economy class ) per academic year between Nanjing and Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan.
4. Professional foreign teachers(non-ethnic-Chinese)
Targeted applicants: professor, associate professor and lecturer (or the equivalent), excellent doctor (post-doctor); degrees should be obtained from overseas high-level universities or research institutions. They are expected to have outstanding research achievements and can teach professional courses in English fluently.
Salaries and benefits: NUIST will adopt annual salary system for the foreign teachers (negotiated salary, before tax) after signing full-time contracts (see Table 3). NUIST will provide no less than 50,000 RMB settling-in allowance and a certain amount of start-up fund, two round-trip travel expenses per academic year (economy class). The School will arrange a co-teacher to assist the foreign teacher in dealing with related affairs on and outside campus. The first contract period is 5 years and the first year is probation period.
Table 3 Salaries and benefits for professional foreign teachers (Unit: USD)
Transitional housing or rental subsidy
The above types for foreign teachers are classified according to their titles gained overseas, and professor Type A/B/C and its welfare will refer to that of Changwang high-level talents.
5.English Language Teacher (non-ethnic-Chinese)
Targeted applicants: native speakers from UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and other English speaking countries; with BA or above; 2 years or more teaching experience in English language; no requirements of teaching experience if majored in Education, English Linguistics or Normal specialties.
Treatments: month salary of no less than 10000 RMB (before tax)；a free single apartment equipped with common household appliances and some necessary furniture; an international travel allowance of 15000 RMB (before tax) per academic year; free internet access; monthly electricity and water subsidy; breakfast and lunch allowance on working days after application formalities; presents on festivals; insurance; etc..
Targeted applicants: full-time postdoctor in NUIST (non-Chinese citizens included) with a doctor’s degree obtained in China or abroad. It should be within 3 years since the applicants get their doctor’s degrees. Applicants are expected to be under the age of 35 majoring in meteorology, environment, oceanography, geography, remote sensing, electronics, computing, controlling, management, etc. APHD graduate through National Entrance Examination will get the annual salary (negotiated salary, before tax) (see Table 4). The university and tutor will pay for an annual salary of no less than 200,000 RMB.
Table 4 Salaries and benefits for postdoctors (Unit:RMB)
Doctor’s degree conferred by TOP 200 universities in foreign countries (or outside mainland China), outstanding research achievements or great potential in scientific research.
300,000 or more per year
Doctor’s degree conferred by worldwide famous universities and research institutions, outstanding research achievements or great potential in scientific research.
200,000 or more per year
Please refer to List of Vacant Positions in the Schools of NUIST 2019 for detailed requirements, involved discipline directions include but not limited to:
Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering, Ecology, Agricultural Resources and Environment, Marine Science, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Geography, Surveying Science and Technology, Geophysics, Mathematics and Statistics, Systems Science, Physics, Optical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering , Electronic Science and Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Cyberspace Security, Software Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Instrument Science and Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Management Science and Engineering, Business Management, Theoretical Economics, Applied Economics, Finance , Accounting, Public Administration, Law, Marxism, Foreign Languages and Literature, Art, Education, Education (Course and Teaching), Psychology.
V. Application information
Our high-level talent recruitment work is carried out all year round (including holidays), please apply in the following ways:
1. For the applicants of high-level talents (Face to Face with NUIST Presidents),
please send the filled “Application Form for Face to Face with NUIST Presidents” and personal resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write the theme of the mail as “Face to Face with NUIST Presidents + Name + Affiliation + Major”. NUIST will send invitation letter to qualified applicants in 5 working days.
2. For Excellent teachers, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan teachers, and Professional
foreign teachers(non-ethnic-Chinese), please send the materials to email@example.com with theme of the mail as “NUIST2019recruitment + applying XX School + Name”. Applicants should offer the following materials:
(1) Application Form for NUIST High-level Talent Introduction;
(2) Copy of certificates for academic, degree, professional titles and awards;
(3) Copy of 3-5 representative papers within the latest 5 years and SCI/SSCI/CSSCI thesis retrieval reports authorized by Sci-tech novelty retrieval organization.
3. For English Language Teacher (non-ethnic-Chinese), please send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with theme of the mail as “NUIST2019recruitment + English Language Teacher + Name”.
4. For postdoctoral applicants, please send personal resume to email@example.com and contact the tutors of the related Schools (Disciplines) at the same time.
VI. Contact information
1.Please refer to List of Vacant Positions in the Schools of NUIST 2019 for detailed contact information of the Schools.
2.Human Resources Department will review the resumes of applicants for Excellent teachers, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan teachers, and Professional foreign teachers (non-ethnic-Chinese) and forward them to related Schools. Related Schools will respond within one week. NUIST will organize an interview per month (except for summer and winter vocations).
3. Contact information of Human Resource Department of NUIST:
Face to Face with NUIST Presidents (high-level talents) : Tel: 86-25-58731027 (Ms.
DING Ni), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers (non-ethnic-Chinese): Tel: 86-25-58731143 ( Mr. CHEN Chen), email:email@example.com
Foreign language teachers: Tel: 86-25-58695667 (Ms. ZHOU Juanjuan)，email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Postdoctors: Tel:86-25-58731027 (Ms. ZHU Yue)，email: email@example.com
Feedback and Complaints: Tel: 86-25-58731317 (Mr. SHI Wei)，email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Human Resources Department, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, 219 Ningliu Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
Postal Code: 210044