Professor of Global Affairs

Full-Time Faculty Position at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Position Summary

Schwarzman College, in collaboration with the appropriate school or department at Tsinghua University, is recruiting for a tenure-track Professor of Global Affairs. We are recruiting rising stars for an open-rank appointment. The appointment will be made jointly by Schwarzman College and the relevant Tsinghua School or department with primary teaching responsibility at Schwarzman College. All appointments will be provided competitive pay and access to seed research funds.

About The Organization

Designed to inspire the next generation of global leaders, the Schwarzman Scholars program is the most significant of its kind since the Rhodes Trust was founded in 1902. With nearly $600 million raised so far, it is also the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.

The 100-200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program work towards a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing — one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, Schwarzman Scholars are selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests, and leadership potential.

Major Responsibilities

The Professor of Global Affairs shall work full-time at Tsinghua University and teach at Schwarzman College and shall have no other full-time obligations outside of Tsinghua University.

We are seeking expert scholars in global affairs who are excellent teachers and scholars with an interdisciplinary focus and whose work is related to China. The appointed professor will teach courses in the Schwarzman Scholars program and will contribute to the core and elective global affairs curriculum at Schwarzman College in collaboration with other core faculty and the academic team. Seed research funding will be available to support the appointee’s scholarly research and career development.

The appointee will be expected to lead or participate in teaching the core required global affairs course at Schwarzman College along with one additional elective course (to be mutually decided), and should have expertise in one or more of the following topics: global public policy, global governance, economic globalization, international relations, the history of globalization. The appointee should have an understanding of China’s role in new and emerging global trends, as well as governance institutions and mechanisms.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

The following qualifications and credentials will be considered in appointing the Professor of Global Affairs:

  • Strong record of teaching, research and publications;
  • A doctoral degree in public policy, political science, economics, international relations, history, or other relevant field; field experience in a developing country is preferred; Recent Ph.D.’s will be considered.
  • Fluency in English (for purposes of teaching, research and communications);
  • Cross-cultural knowledge and experiences are strongly preferred.

To Apply

To apply, please send an application cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and courses taught), and the names and contact information of three referees to (subject line: SC Professor of Global Affairs) before the deadline of November 30, 2022.