Schwarzman College Tencent Visiting Faculty Chair in Technology

Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University
Competitive Salary
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University is recruiting for the Tencent Visiting Faculty Chair in Technology. This full-time position will be given to one individual with a term of one semester to two years and competitive pay, including residence in a faculty apartment at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University.


The Chair 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 contemporary global issues related to new technologies and their impact on global affairs. We are seeking excellent teachers and scholars with an interdisciplinary focus who are able to take a leave of absence from their current academic positions for at least one semester.

The Visiting Chair will be expected to teach two eight-week module courses in the program and may be asked to speak at one or more appropriate and mutually convenient company or college events.

In addition to teaching two courses per academic semester, the Chair shall also be responsible for advising students on Capstone projects and writing, and actively participating in academic and community activities of Schwarzman College.


The Tencent Visiting Faculty Chair in Technology should have expertise in the following content areas: technology policy, artificial intelligence and big data, issues related to data privacy, blockchain, and other emerging technologies and their impact on global affairs. The following qualifications and credentials will be considered in appointing the Chair:

1. Prominent scholar and recognized expert with a strong record of teaching, research, and publications at the associate or full professor level (Distinguished practitioners with relevant expertise will also be considered);

2. For candidates who are Chinese citizens currently based in China, significant time spent outside of China, such as studying and working;

3. Fluency in English (for purposes of teaching, research, and communications);

4. A doctoral degree in relevant areas of science and technology or public policy. International experience and knowledge, as well as experience working in or on China, are helpful. Educational background in the United States and/or Europe is preferred.


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: Tencent Visiting Faculty Chair in Technology 2021- 2022) before the deadline of November 15, 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to have their three referees submit references on their behalf by December 1.

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