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“Qiushi” Chair Professor

About Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University is a comprehensive, research-oriented and innovative university with distinctive characteristics and great influence both domestically and internationally. It offers a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, economics, and medicine. ZJU is highly regarded and has achieved notable rankings in various global university rankings. In the QS World Rankings 2023, it holds the 42nd position, and in the QS Asian Universities Rankings 2022, it ranks 13th. Furthermore, ZJU is ranked 3rd in the National Rankings 2022 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 36th in the World Rankings of ARWU.

About Us

The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, the International School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, and the International Institutes of Medicine, Zhejiang University form a collaborative partnership established by Zhejiang University and Yiwu Municipal People's Government. With a commitment to uphold the quality and standards of Zhejiang University, and a focus on national strategic priorities and the implementation of the "double first-class initiatives", this triad development model aims to create an internationally recognized, cutting-edge and research-oriented institute for advanced medical education. Its purpose is to explore how local internationalization can drive innovation in medical science and embark on a new educational journey that embraces global engagement.

The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine is a provincial, comprehensive tertiary class-A hospital integrating medicine, education and research, and is directly affiliated with Zhejiang University. It has a planned 4,300 beds and is ranked top 5% of the tertiary public hospitals in China, making it the youngest hospital in the country to earn the award.

The International School of Medicine, Zhejiang University (ISM) is a secondary college run and managed by Zhejiang University, which is set to become an institute of higher medical education serving the national "Belt and Road" initiative. Huang Hefeng, an academician from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a famous reproductive medicine scientist, has been appointed as the Dean of the International School of Medicine.

The International Institutes of Medicine, Zhejiang University is a platform for scientific research support and translational medicine research, and has been approved as the first batch of new provincial-level R&D institutions in Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang Engineering Research Center for Future Pathology, Postdoctoral Workstations. An international and cutting-edge research team has been built, focusing on “5+X” disciplines, including Reproductive Medicine, Oncology, Regeneration and Aging Medicine, Global Health, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 8 centers have been built, including the Centers for Reproductive Medicine, RNA Medicine, Oncology Medicine, Regeneration and Aging Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Brain and Nerve Disease Research, Mitochondrial Medicine, and Genomics Medicine. We will continue to carry out high-level clinical translation and cutting-edge multidisciplinary cooperation.

Position Description

The “Qiushi” Chair professorship at Zhejiang University is a prestigious academic position, named after the university’s official philosophy "Qiushi", meaning seeking truth and pursuing innovation. The position is awarded to professors who have made significant contributions to their respective academic fields and are recognized as leading experts in their areas of research. They also have a significant influence on shaping the academic direction and culture of the university. In short, the “Qiushi” Chair professorship at Zhejiang University is a highly respected position reserved for exceptional academic leaders.


  • Teaching Excellence: Your role is to deliver outstanding instruction to students. Your teaching should be engaging, innovative, and inspire a love for learning. You should use excellent methods, encourage critical thinking, and mentor students to achieve academic success.
  • Research Leadership: You are responsible for advancing knowledge and making significant contributions to your field. You conduct cutting-edge research, push boundaries, and publish findings in respected academic journals. Your research should have a substantial impact on the academic community and society.
  • Academic Mentorship: You guide and support students, colleagues and researchers, offering constructive feedback to foster their growth. Your mentorship helps shape the next generation of scholars.
  • Academic Leadership and Collaboration: You demonstrate leadership by actively participating in conferences, seminars and workshops. You share expertise and collaborate with local and international colleagues, thereby promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and contributing to knowledge advancement.
  • Institutional Service: As a "Qiushi" Chair Professor, you may actively participate in university governance and administration by serving on committees, contributing to curriculum development, and promoting the university's mission and values.
  • Role Model and Ethical Conduct: You have the responsibility to uphold integrity, professionalism and ethical standards. You are a positive example to students and colleagues. You foster an inclusive and respectful environment that values diversity and equal opportunities.


  • You should have systematic and innovative accomplishments in the respective field(s), make significant contributions, and generate a wide range of international academic influence.
  • You should have internationally recognized awards or be an academician of developed countries, or a distinguished scholar of comparable level from both domestic and overseas institutions.

Additional Information

This is a full-time job

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province. (For information about this city, please refer to the content provided in the following link:

We offer an outstanding and competitive benefits package including:

  • Salary: We provide competitive remuneration packages which enable you to focus on academic pursuits. Customized arrangements will be made for each individual.
  • Housing: One unit of faculty housing can be purchased at a preferential policy price. A temporary apartment can be provided during the transition period.
  • Start-up research funding: Based on actual demand, we provide negotiable research start-up funding.
  • Environment: We provide a professional office environment and ample lab space.
  • Team building: We ensure an annual quota of doctoral student admissions and support the recruitment of postdoctoral fellows.
  • Family support: We assist in enrolling children in schools or nurseries, as well as finding employment for spouses. We also provide assistance with obtaining local residency permits for foreigners, and other related matters.
  • Facilities: We provide access to all sports facilities and libraries at Zhejiang University.

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal records, Education, Identity, Physical examination

Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

At our organization, we are unwavering in our commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, fairness and dignity, regardless of your background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or abilities.

We embrace diversity as a strength, recognizing that it fuels innovation, enhances creativity and drives better outcomes. We actively seek diverse perspectives and experiences, valuing the unique contributions each individual brings to our organization. We strive to create an inclusive environment where all voices are heard, valued and empowered.

We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all, eliminating barriers that impede full participation and contribution. We continually assess and improve our policies, practices and systems to ensure fairness and inclusivity. We actively promote education, awareness and understanding among our employees and stakeholders, fostering a culture of empathy, respect and allyship.

We understand that our journey towards equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging is ongoing. We are committed to continuous learning, growth and accountability, holding ourselves responsible for creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed, embraced and celebrated.

Together, we are building a diverse, inclusive and equitable future where everyone can thrive and be their authentic selves.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter expressing your interest and highlighting your qualifications for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your educational background, research experience, publications and any other relevant information;
  • Three representative works;
  • A summary of your research accomplishments and future research plans (maximum two pages).

All the materials needed for application should be integrated into a PDF document, and sent to with the subject line: "[Position] Application - [Your Name]". Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Tel.: +86-579-88935998


Contact: Mrs.Liu

Address: N1 Shangcheng Avenue, Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province