Grassland Science


Location:Lecturer/Associate Professor/Full Professor

Salary:80,000 RMB

Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) is the “birthplace” of grassland science in China. Professor Dong Wang and his collaborators at NAU made seminal contributions to the grassland science in China in 1950s and started pioneering research on grassland science in China. Academician Jizhou Ren and many other prestigious professors in the area of grassland science studied under the instruction of Prof. Wang at NAU. Ever since then, grassland science especially forage science has been a continuous research area in NAU.

The College of Grassland Science at NAU was recently founded in Oct. 2012 on the basis of the “Provincial Key Discipline– Grass Science”. The college research studies mainly focus on the following areas: forage and turfgrass physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology; forage and turfgrass germplasm evaluation, genetics and breeding; grassland ecology, environmental protection; forage production and utilization; and pastureland sustainable utilization.

To facilitate the expanding development of grassland science, the college of Grassland Science at NAU is seeking applications for 6 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor positions to support the program of grassland researches. The successful candidates will either join well-established research groups or lead a new group conducting research on the above mentioned subjects or pioneering new research field related to grassland science.

The College of Grassland Science is extending invitations to:

  • Scholars with PhD degrees from internationally renowned universities;

  • Tenured professors at overseas universities;

  • Experts listed in the Recruitment Program of Global Experts, distinguished professors and lecture professors in the “ChangJiang Scholars Program”, or recipients of China National Funds for Distinguished Scientists.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Lecturing key subjects in the university during the period of employment.

  • Make notable scientific progress and produce innovative research results

  • A consecutive 5-year first employment contract signed.

  • A PhD degree from an internationally-renowned university.

  • Preferred specialisation in one or more of the following research areas: plant physiology, biochemistry and molecular genetics; grass genetics and breeding; grassland ecology and environmental protection; forage crop production and utilization (e.g. silage).

Compensation and Benefits:


  • A salary of 80,000 RMB per year (housing fund and allowance included) will be offered to PhD degree holders to fill lecturer positions. Salary for associate and full professors is negotiable.


  • PhD degree holders will be provided with an apartment.

  • A monthly rental allowance of 1,500 RMB will be offered, before the apartment is available for occupancy.

  • A monthly rental allowance of 2,000 RMB will be offered to PhD degree holders from world-renowned universities and research institutes overseas or awardees of “Dissertations of National Excellence” in China.

Special support:

  • Outstanding new faculty will be supported by the “Zhongshan Early-career Researcher” Program and enjoy an additional yearly bonus of 30,000 RMB as well as other preferential policies for the duration of the program.

  • Initial research funding ranging from 300,000 to 1000,000 RMB will be provided for Associate / Full Professor, depending on discipline and the applicant’s status.

How to apply:Please email to Hong Ban at directly by clicking Apply below.

Applicants should clearly state the specific position you apply for, submit a softcopy of updated C.V in MS Word, PPT or PDF version and provide supporting materials and three letters of reference (optional).

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