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“Qiushi” Distinguished Scholar

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 position of Zhejiang University “Qiushi” Distinguished Scholar (including “Qiushi” Distinguished Professor, “Qiushi” Distinguished Instructional Scholar, “Qiushi” Distinguished Experimental Scholar, “Qiushi” Distinguished Clinician) is a prestigious academic role that is bestowed upon accomplished individuals who have made significant contributions to their respective fields. As a Qiushi Distinguished Scholar, one holds a distinguished position within the academic community and is recognized for their exceptional expertise, research and scholarly achievements.


  • Research Excellence: As a "Qiushi" Distinguished Scholar, you conduct groundbreaking research in your field, making innovative and rigorous contributions with a significant impact on academia and society. You push the boundaries of knowledge and advance your discipline.
  • Academic Leadership: You provide leadership by actively engaging in conferences, seminars and workshops, sharing expertise, inspiring fellow researchers, and fostering collaboration and idea exchange.
  • Teaching and Mentorship: You deliver high-quality instruction, creating an engaging and inspiring learning environment. You mentor and guide students to support their intellectual and professional growth.
  • Publication and Dissemination: You publish research findings in reputable journals, contributing significantly to academic literature. You further disseminate work to enhance visibility, impact and knowledge exchange.
  • Academic Service: You contribute to the academic community and university through committee participation, peer review, program development and strategic guidance.
  • Ethical Conduct and Role Modeling: You maintain high standards of integrity, professionalism and ethics, and set a positive example, fostering inclusivity, support and open exchange of ideas.

Basic Qualifications

  • You should hold a position as professor or equivalent position at a high-level university either domestically or internationally (For the position of “Qiushi” Distinguished Clinician, you should ideally hold both the positions of professor and chief physician).
  • You should be under the age of 55 as of January 1st of the application year.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • You are exposed to a wide influence within your field and capable of leading your discipline to surpass or at the very least keep pace with international advanced levels.
  • You should possess strong teamwork skills, as well as relevant organizational and managerial abilities.
  • You should have a distinguished academic record and be recognized as a leading expert in your field. You have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and demonstrate outstanding research achievements, including a significant publication record in prestigious academic journals and conferences.
  • You should have a proven track record of securing research funding and grants.
  • You should possess exceptional teaching skills and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring and supervising graduate students. You have a track record of effectively delivering lectures, guiding student research projects, and producing successful research outcomes.
  • You should exhibit leadership qualities and a willingness to contribute to the academic community.

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 a remuneration package that enables you to dedicate yourself to academic pursuits.
  • 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: We provide competitive research start-up funding in accordance with the academic discipline field.
  • 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.


Contact: Mrs.Liu

Address: N1 Shangcheng Avenue, Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province