Postdoctoral positions on water governance at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China

Job description

Applicants are invited for two Postdoctoral positions at the Center for Social Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China. SUSTech is a public university, founded in the lush hills of Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China, in 2010. SUSTech seeks to become an international high-level research university that gathers first-class faculty and nurtures top-notch innovative talents. In ten years, it has become one of the top 10 mainland Chinese universities according to the Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings 2022. (

The postdoctoral researchers will work under the supervision of Dr. Raymond Yu Wang and are expected to carry out research on rural, urban and/or transboundary water governance issues with a geographical focus on China and Southeast Asia.


  1. To carry out independent research and write up high quality academic papers.
  2. To support the PI in developing new research projects and writing proposals.
  3. To assist the PI in conducting fieldwork, organizing conferences, writing up policy briefs for consultancy projects, and providing academic support for PhD students.


  1. The candidate must possess a PhD in a relevant discipline of social sciences, including but not limited to political science, public policy, sociology, human geography, anthropology, etc. 
  2. The applicant must be in possession of a PhD at the time of enrollment but for no more than three years.
  3. Track record of high-quality publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
  4. Ability to communicate and work well with academics and practitioners


We will offer a full-time appointment for a period of 2 years.  The annual salary will be RMB 330,000 (approximately USD 51,000), in addition to housing subsidies and research grants. 


Candidates should contact Dr. Raymond Yu Wang via and include (1) an updated CV; (2) a statement of interest; (3) a research proposal or agenda. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.


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