Faculty Position Recruitment at School of Foreign Languages, ECNU

East China Normal University

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The School of Foreign Languages was established in 1993 based on the Department of Foreign Languages founded in 1951. The School boasts 192 faculty members, including 19 professors and 45 associate professors. The school now has seven undergraduate programs in English, Japanese, French, German, Russian and English-Chinese translation. We set up a doctoral program in English Language and Literature as a second-class discipline in 1998 and a doctoral program in foreign languages and literature as a first-class discipline in 2010. Now, we have five second-class doctoral degrees in English language and literature, Japanese language and literature, French language and literature, Russian language and literature, foreign linguistics and applied linguistics, one first-class master degree in foreign linguistics, six second-class master degrees in English language and literature, Russian language and literature, French language and literature, Japanese language and literature, German language and literature, and foreign linguistics and applied linguistics. Besides, two professional master degrees in education and MTI are also set up here. The school also has one post-doctoral mobile research center of foreign languages and literatures. According to the fourth China’s disciplinary evaluation of the Ministry of Education in 2017, the School’s Foreign Languages and Literatures is selected as A-Class (top 5%-10% in China).

The school boasts eight study centers including the College English Teaching Studies Center, Australian Studies Center, the New Zealand Studies Center, the United States Studies Center, the Asia-Pacific Region Studies Center, the Translation Studies Center, Japanese Language Education Studies Center and the Theoretical Linguistics Studies Center, and one CSSCI Source Journal — Foreign Language Learning Theory and Practice.

In the past five years, in terms of teaching, two of our courses has been honored with the title of national quality courses, 4 with Shanghai quality courses. We won 1 first prize of Shanghai Teaching Achievements Competition and 6 teaching materials won provincial and ministerial level awards. Besides, one of our teacher was awarded the title of Shanghai Famous Teacher. In terms of scientific research, we won three third prizes for Outstanding Scientific Research Achievements Competition organized by the Ministry of Education and Shanghai. More than 20 monographs were published in various disciplines, more than 200 CSSCI papers were published, and more than 20 national social science and provincial-or-ministerial level projects were awarded. We won 2 outstanding talents prizes and 4 Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program.

The school pays attention to international academic exchanges and has established long-term cooperative relations with the United States, Britain, Australia, Japan, Germany, France, Russia and other countries. Every year, students are selected to study abroad. At the same time, the school also recruits nearly 100 domestic and foreign visiting scholars, teachers seeking to advance teaching skills, and Masters of Education. There has been teachers who selected for the “China-US Fulbright Project” for four consecutive years, one in each year. In August 2011, Le Clezio, the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature, was invited to give a lecture on the Great Summer Forum. In addition, in recent years, the college has established long-term stable teacher-student exchange programs, academic exchanges and partnerships with University of Cambridge, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Université Lyon 2, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, WASEDA University, Moscow state university, Russia, U.S. Research Center, University of Purdue, USA., St. Olaf College, State University of New York at Albany, La Trobe University, The University of Melbourne, Monash University and University of Western Sydney. Besides, we successfully hosted many international conferences, such as the International Seminar on Translation and Translation Teaching in the Context of Globalization, the High-level Forum in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-US Diplomatic Relations, the 3rd International Conference of Australian Studies in China, an International Symposium on Patrick White’s Works, an International Seminar on Publication of Australian Studies in China, a Symposium on Proust’s Works, an International Symposium on Asia-Pacific Civil Society and Cultural Diversity, and the 14th International Conference on the Short Story in English.

The School of Foreign Languages, East China Normal University (ECNU) invites applications to open faculty positions. Interested candidates from within and out of China are welcome to submit applications. Please refer to the specifics as follows.

Faculty positions available


1. The “New Double-Hundred Talents Program”
The school seeks several promising candidates with academic excellence in disciplines that include English, Japanese, French, German and Spanish for the “New Double-Hundred Talents Program”. Under the program, candidates must qualify for either of the following designations: Zijiang Young Scholar or Zijiang Young Scholar of Excellence.

Zijiang Young Scholar of Excellence

Candidates must be with a Ph.D. from a world-class university or research institute or with post-doctoral research experiences, with associate professorship titles or above and exceptional academic achievements. Candidates should have been selected in the national youth talent program or equivalent. Prior to application, candidates must qualify for applications to Top-level Talents Programs under the Ministry of Education or at national level or demonstrate their potentials of fulfillment.

Remuneration will be calculated annually. Successful candidates will be eligible for housing allowances, initial research funding and other benefits as applicable.

Zijiang Young Scholar

Candidates must be with a Ph.D. from a world-class university or research institute or with post-doctoral research experiences, with widely recognized research achievements and potential of professional development. Candidates must qualify for applying for exceptional promotions to full professorship titles under The Accreditation Guidelines for Senior Academic Titles of ECNU with their research achievements (beyond research programs and awards). Candidates must meet the standards of applying for Top-level Young Talents Program under the Ministry of Education or at national level.

Remuneration will be calculated annually. Successful candidates will be eligible for housing allowances, initial research funding and other benefits as applicable.


2. Professor(s)/Associate Professor(s)/ (two to four) Chenhui Scholar(s)

Academic focus: language teaching, country and area studies, literature, linguistics, translation
Department of English


3. Professor(s) /Associate Professor(s)

(One) Chenhui Scholar (translation)
(One to two) Chenhui Scholars (interpretation)
Department of Translation and Interpreting


4. Professor(s)/Associate Professor(s)/ (three) Chenhui Scholar(s)

Academic focus: Japanese linguistics, Japanese education, and Japanese literature. Note that each direction has only one position open for application.
Department of Japanese


5. Professor(s)/(one) Associate Professor

Academic focus: French literature
Department of French


6. Professor(s)/Associate Professor(s)/ (two to three) Chenhui Scholar(s)

Academic focus: German literature
Department of German


7. Professor(s), (one to two) Associate professor(s)

Academic focus: literature, linguistics, translation
Department of Russian


8. Professor(s), Associate Professor(s), (one to two) lecturer(s) or doctorate student (s) graduating in 2020
Academic focus: (preferred) translation
Program of Spanish


9. Professor/Associate Professor/(one) Chenhui Scholar
Academic focus: (no specific requirements)
Department of College English



1. Candidates must be with a Ph.D. in a world-class university in related academic fields

2. Associate professors with exceptional achievements and evident potential can apply for a professor position and, under similar circumstances, lecturers can also apply for an associate professor position.

3. The remuneration for Chenhui Scholars will be calculated annually based on agreements. (Usually ¥180k per year, pretax) Candidates are entitled to benefits and allowances if applicable and can apply for Chenhui Research Funding from ECNU.

Note: Candidates for an associate professor position and a professor position in the Program of Spanish may enjoy certain exceptions in academic requirements as applicable.


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Candidates meeting the requirements can send their resumes and related documents to:

For more information, please contact Miss Shu at 021-54340725.


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