Assistant Research Professor

China Institute for Educational Finance Research
Competitive Salary
Jul 28, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The China Institute for Educational Finance Research (CIEFR) was officially established in 2005, by the Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Peking University. ??As China???s first academic institution for educational finance research with the joint commitments from China???s central government agencies and one of China???s most prestigious universities, CIEFR was established to primarily take on key projects commissioned by the MOF, MOE and other governmental departments, assisting in the formation of educational finance policies in China through ??innovative and rigorous empirical research.?? CIEFR has been well recognized not only for its contributions to the improvement of informed policy-making regarding educational finance at central and local governmental level in China, but also for the high quality publications of CIEFR faculty members in educational finance research and relating fields internationally and domestically in the past years. ??It further acts as a platform for effective communication among researchers, policymakers, and various stakeholders. ??CIEFR???s academic areas cover various education sectors, including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, vocational education, higher education, and special education. ??The current faculty member???s disciplinary areas include economics of education, educational finance, political economics, law, and measurement & assessment etc.?? To strengthen our research capacity, CIEFR now has position openings to seek 2 candidates as Assistant Research Professor.


  1. Job Description

Position Type: Assistant Research Professor

Duration: The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with Peking University for a period of up to 3 years. ??This contract can be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.


Carrying out research independently in education finance, education measurement and assessment, /or cross-disciplinary research projects using big data and artificial intelligence (AI) in any education sectors including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, vocational education, higher education and special education. No teaching load is required.

  • Qualifications
  • Candidates with research and teaching interests in any area of eeconomics, public administration, educational measurement, psychology, information science, computer science, educational technology are encouraged to apply. ??Candidates shall have completed PhD from renowned universities in a relevant social science discipline. ??Candidates shall have substantive expertise in research with strong quantitative and/or qualitative skills. ??The successful candidate will be expected to conduct individual or collaborative research projects leading to publication in high quality, international journals; to deliver challenging and innovative research in relevant fields.

  • Compensation
  • Competitive salaries, compensations and social welfares will be offered according to the provisions of the relevant laws in China. ??Research funding and research assistants would be provided. ??

  • Deadline
  • The application pool is open until the position is filled. Interview will be organized timely.

  • Application Procedure
  • 5.1 Please send the documents listed below to The subject of the email should read: Application for Assistant Professor.

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover letter
    • 2-3 papers, reports, or the representative works
    • 3 recommendation letters
    • Research proposal
    • Scanned copy of diploma

    5.2 Interview will take place in Peking University. Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview. Copies of official diploma and personal identification materials are required for the interview.

    5.3 Final decision will be made within one week upon interview by CIEFR recruitment committee.??