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School of Media and Design (SMD) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is now accepting applications for the positions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor in new media studies, new media technologies, new media art, journalism, film & television, psychology, visual communication and management related to cultural & creative industries.

Founded in 1896, SJTU is one of the three oldest universities in modern China. It has cultivated more than 300,000 outstanding graduates, including former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and "The Father of Chinese Aerospace" Qian Xuesen. Established in 2002, SMD of SJTU consists of four departments, including Journalism and Communication, Film and Television, Design, and Cultural Management. It offers a series of undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs in these fields. Currently, SMD has more than 700 undergraduates, over 400 master students, and 100 doctoral students (including more than 250 international students in various programs). As one of top media and design schools in China, our journalism and communication major was in top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject in both 2012 and 2014, and our design major was in the top 50 of the same ranking in 2016.

SMD has launched four international graduate programs taught in English, including M.A. in Mew Media Studies, Ph.D. in New Media Studies, M.A. in Design and Arts, and Ph.D. in Design Science and Engineering. Therefore, we especially need to recruit new faculty to teach in these international programs; meanwhile, we expect the new faculty to conduct high-quality research in related areas.

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a Ph.D. degree in journalism, communication, design, management, new media studies, or related fields by August 15, 2017 from globally renowned universities. Candidates for Associate Professor should not only have a Ph.D. in hand but also have demonstrated a significant influence on the profession by their research and a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates for Full Professor should not only have a Ph.D. in hand but also be nationally/internationally recognized for their scholarly achievements while demonstrating a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  

To apply, submit a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae via email to Ms. Lutong Zhang at applications received by August 1, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. If you have further questions, you may call her at 0086-18221030781. For any further information, please visit the home page of School of Media and Design at