Nanjing Normal University, Department of Physics

Position ID:Nanjing Normal University-Department of Physics-FACULTY [#23417]
Position Title: Faculty Positions at Nanjing Normal University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Nanjing, Jiangsu 210023, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup
Position Description:    

Nanjing Normal University (NNU) is a “National Double First-Class Initiative University” and a “Level-A University” of the Jiangsu Province Higher-Level University Initiative Summit Plan. Our university has three campuses, namely, Xianlin, Suiyuan, and Zijin Campus (the Suiyuan Campus enjoys the reputation of “the Most Beautiful Campus in the East”), with 28 colleges. It was selected as a National Double First-Class Initiative University in 2017, with one National Double First-Class Initiative Discipline, 9 National Key Disciplines, 14 Advantageous Disciplines of Jiangsu Universities, and 9 Key Disciplines of Jiangsu Province for the 14th “Five-Year Plan” Period. 6 disciplines were rated as Class A in the 4th round of National Discipline Evaluation, 2 disciplines ranks the top 3‰ in ESI, and 10 disciplines ranks the top 1% in ESI. Our university has 25 First-Tier Disciplines that can award doctorate degrees and 42 First-Tier Disciplines that can award master’s degrees, 22 post-doctoral research stations, and more than 70 National, provincial, and ministerial scientific research platforms. The School of Physics and Technology at Nanjing Normal University was established in 1915. It obtained the doctoral discipline of theoretical physics in 2003. In 2009, a post-doctoral station was established and the first-level doctoral degree in physics was obtained in 2010. In 2022, the Institute of Physics Frontiers and Interdisciplinary Sciences was established relying on the School of Physics and Technology, with Professor Dingyu Xing, an academician of the CAS Member as the president. The physics discipline has been a key discipline in Jiangsu Province for decades. It becomes one of the top 1% in ESI in 2022. In the past five years, we have introduced a large number of young talents, including a total of 13 academicians, distinguished young scholars of NSF, new century excellent talent in university, and distinguished professors of Jiangsu Province, and a total of 15 university distinguished professors, foreign professors, and other high-level talents. At present, the research directions in the school of physics cover: "theoretical physics", "particle physics and nuclear physics", "condensed matter physics and statistical physics" and "optics and acoustics". In the past five years, the physics discipline has undertaken 69 national-level research projects and 27 provincial-level and horizontal projects. More than 500 academic papers have been published in top physics journals, including Science, PNAS, and Phys. Rev. Lett. in the last five years. We successively organized many international and domestic conferences, such as the first national workshop on thermal transport, Phonons 2018, PTES 2018, the 14th TeV physics workshop, the 8th China LHC Physics Workshop, and HFCPV 2022. We are also members of international collaborations, such as BESIII, Belle II, and CMS, and made a series of practical contributions.

Now we sincerely invite outstanding young scholars from all over the world to apply for the National Natural Science Foundation for Outstanding Young Scholars (Overseas) Project based at Nanjing Normal University. There is the most inclusive historical and cultural environment in Nanjing, the most comfortable natural environment in Xianlin University City, and the most relaxed and free academic environment, with an annual salary of more than RMB 700,000, and a total amount of settling allowance and scientific research start-up funds of more than RMB 4 million. The School of Physics and Technology will support additional research funds of RMB 0.5-1 million. You will be directly appointed as a full professor and doctoral advisor. We will help to solve the problems of spouse work and children's school!

Candidates who have entered the final round of selection but failed to be the final recipient will directly join the first tier of NNU's “Young and Middle-Aged Leading Talents Cultivation Plan”. In addition, we sincerely welcome young talents to apply for our regular faculty positions of associate professors or full professors, also Postdoc positions with a salary of RMB 300,000-500,000.

Contacts: Prof. Zhang Lifa (Dean of the School of Physics and Technology):18705155860, a full CV sent to

Project Introduction To attract and encourage excellent overseas young scientists (including non-Chinese-citizen foreign talents) to work in China, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (now on referred to as NSFC) has established the Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Overseas) since 2021. To further improve the talent funding system of NSFC, give full play to the functions of NSFC in introducing and cultivating talents, and attract excellent overseas young talents to work in China, NSFC will continue to implement the Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Overseas) Project in 2023. The purpose of this project is to attract and encourage excellent overseas young scientists (including non-Chinese-citizen foreign talents) who have made good achievements in natural science and engineering technology to work in China, choose their research direction to carry out innovative research, promote the rapid growth of young scientific and technical talents, train a group of outstanding academic backbone personnel who are expected to enter the forefront of world science and technology and contribute to the building of a strong country through science and technology. I. Funding Mode 1. Funding Amount: Ranging from RMB 1 million yuan to RMB 3 million yuan. 2. Funding Duration: 3 years. II. Qualifications 1. Applicants for the Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Overseas) shall meet the following conditions: (1) Abide by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, have good scientific ethics, and consciously practice the spirit of scientists in the new era. (2) Born after January 1st, 1983. (3) Possess a doctorate. (4) The main research directions should be a natural science, engineering technology, etc. (5) After obtaining the doctor's degree and before March 15th, 2023, the applicants should have obtained formal teaching or research positions in overseas universities, scientific research institutions, and enterprise R&D institutions, and should have more than 36 months’ continuous working experiences; for applicants who have obtained doctorate degrees overseas with particularly outstanding achievements, the work duration requirements can be readjusted accordingly. (6) Obtain scientific research or technical achievements recognized by peer experts and have the development potential to become academic leaders or outstanding talents in this field. (7) The applicant has not returned to China to work full time or returned to China to work after January 1st, 2022. After receiving the notice of funding, the applicant must resign from working overseas or have no job overseas and return to China to work full-time for no less than 3 years. 2. Project Restrictions: To comply with national government requirements on the overall planning and convergence of the national scientific and technological talents plan, only one project can be undertaken during the support periods of the National Science and Technology Talents Program at the same level, and the application cannot be made at a higher (reverse) level.

For detailed information and instructions on project application, please refer to the National Natural Science Foundation of China Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Overseas) Project Guide:

University Support

1. Salary and Benefits

In addition to the NSFC’s support, our university shall pay the project recipient an annual salary of no less than RMB 700,000 yuan, a total amount of settling allowance, and scientific research start-up funds of more than RMB 4 million (can be determined according to the discipline background and development remands). The School of Physics and Technology will support additional research funds of RMB 0.5-1 million. Specific standards shall be discussed in individual cases.

2. Professional Title and Position

The project recipient shall obtain the status of staff of public institutions, be directly employed as a professor and doctoral supervisor, and be given priority to enroll doctoral and master’s degree students.

3. Scientific Research Conditions

The University will provide an excellent scientific research environment and development platform, provide sufficient office and experiment spaces and supporting facilities according to work needs, and give prioritized support in talent introduction and research team building.

4. Spouse Placement

The spouse with a bachelor's degree or above can be employed as a personnel agent. Those who meet the relevant conditions can be employed as public institution staff.

5. Housing Arrangement

The University will provide 3-5 years of transitional housing with on-campus talent apartments (fully decorated, ready for moving-in).

6. Children’s Education

The University will ensure that the child (children) of the project recipient enters the Kindergarten Affiliated with Nanjing Normal University (a first-class kindergarten in Nanjing) and help to provide high-quality primary and secondary school education resources for the child (children) of the project recipient.

7. Superimposed Treatment

Candidates who have entered the final round of selection but failed to be the final recipient will directly join the first tier of NNU “Young and Middle-Aged Leading Talents Cultivation Plan” (the cultivation period is 4 years, and a special living allowance of RMB 150,000 yuan per year will be paid during the cultivation period). Such candidates can also obtain special funding for other university-level talent introduction programs, such as the “Yuwell Scholar Program” (RMB 100,000 yuan per year).

8. Peace of Mind Career

Those who have applied to the project but failed to be the recipient, if they can obtain Jiangsu Distinguished Professor (local innovation and entrepreneurship talents) within one year of working in the university (subject to the contract) or obtain the national youth talent project within two years, can be compensated according to the corresponding categories.

9. Supporting Development

According to Jiangsu Province Key Overseas Talent Introduction Plan, the project recipient shall be given an innovation subsidy and living allowance of RMB 500,000 yuan within three years. At the same time, we will give priority to recommending the project recipient to apply for provincial and municipal key talent projects, such as the Jiangsu Provincial Key Overseas Talent Introduction Plan Team Project (project subsidy ranging from RMB 3 million yuan to RMB 10 million yuan).

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Further Info:
Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210023, China