Announcement of Faculty Positions of IDMR, Sichuan University – Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR), located at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, invites applications for numerous faculty positions to begin September 2017 or at a mutually agreed date thereafter. Appointments will span the ranks of post-doctoral associate, assistant professor, associate professor and full professor. We will consider exceptional candidates in all areas relevant to the Institute, but we are especially looking for candidates with expertise in the following areas:

• Earthquake resilience and disaster planning
• Ecological approaches to disaster mitigation and response
• Disaster nursing
• Transboundary cooperation on disaster risk reduction and response
• Disaster epidemiology and biostatistics
• Design of disaster-resilient infrastructure
• Integrated urban and rural planning for disaster risk-reduction
• Disaster-related social sciences
• Disaster health sciences, with an emphasis on rehabilitation.

As an interdisciplinary research institute in a major comprehensive research university, our goal is to strengthen our work across a broad spectrum of disaster-related challenges. As such, applications from excellent candidates, particularly at the senior level, in other disaster-related topics are strongly encouraged. In the next two years we expect to hire at least 20 new faculty members.

Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in original research and strong fundamental knowledge in a core area. Faculty responsibilities will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, developing course materials, student advising, conducting original scholarly research, and supervision of student research. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of employment. The successful candidates shall be provided with a competitive international package of remuneration based on their qualifications, experience and the university regulations.

Preliminary applications are being accepted electronically at Each preliminary application must include: a curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three or more references, and a strategic statement of research and teaching interests (of no more than two pages in length). Applicants of interest will subsequently be informed of more detailed application processes.

For any additional information about the positions, please send queries to

Applications received by May 30, 2017 will be given priority.