Enrollment Notice for Visiting Scholars
by Collaborative Innovation Center of Confucian Civilization
Shandong University is located in Jinan, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China. As the hometown of Confucius and Mencius, Shandong province is the birthplace of Confucian culture which boast unique geographical advantages and rich cultural resources inherited in carrying forward excellent Chinese traditional culture. As an elite university with 115 years of history, Shandong University has accumulated a profound heritage of Chinese cultural research, which has cultivated many excellent talents and a number of famous scholars such as Gao Heng, Lu Kanru, Feng Yuanjun, Xiao Difei, Yang Xiangkui, Tong Shuye, Huang Yunmei, Wang Zhongluo and Pang Pu, who have worked with the University for a long period. One of Shandong University's great accomplishments and achievements is the creation and establishment of its academic journal, that of the Journal of Chinese Humanities, which is highly popular at home and abroad.
In 2015, according to the “2011 Plan” issued by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, the Collaborative Innovation Center of Confucian Civilization was officially set up and led by Shandong University with the combined efforts of other universities and organizations including Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Zhejiang University, Sichuan University, East China Normal University, Qufu Normal University, China Confucius Foundation, International Confucian Association and Shandong Provincial Government respectively.
The inaugural and first council meeting was held and Zhang Rong, president of Shandong University, was elected president of the council and likewise that of Chen Lai, professor of Tsinghua University, elected director of the academic committee, which was also formed by a number of well-known scholars including Liu Dajun, Wang Xuedian, Wang Yunlu, Yang Guorong, Wan Junren, Chen Weiping, Yang Chaoming, GuoQiyong, Yan Binggang, Roger T. Ames and Tomohisa IKEDA. The center of Confucian Civilization is committed to research, to spread and carry forward the Confucian civilization, and in making contributions to the cultural development of China and the rest of the world.
In order to promote innovative research and synergetic development of Confucian culture in the world, provide a better research platform and resources for the Confucianism researchers from different countries, the center has now begun to recruit visiting scholars worldwide. The working duration for visiting scholars in the Confucian Civilization center is classified into three (3) months, six (6) months and one (1) year respectively.
II. Application Requirements
1. Scholars other than from mainland China.
2. Specialists in the academic research of Confucianism or Chinese traditions with a technical post beyond lecturer or with a doctoral degree.
3. In good health.
4. With good personal qualities and comply with the Constitution, laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China during the visit.
(1) Distinguished Scholars: the center will provide RMB 40,000 per month (approximately $6,000 USD per month) during the visit;
(2) Professors: the center will provide RMB 26,000 per month (approximately$4,000 USD per month) during the visit;
(3) Associate Professors: the center will provide RMB 20,000 per month (approximately$3,000 USD per month) during the visit;
(4) Lecturers and Doctors: the center will provide RMB 16,000 per month (approximately$2,500 USD per month) during the visit.
(1) The above-mentioned remuneration is the discretionary income of the visiting scholars for living expenses and scientific research.
(2) The visiting scholars can choose to sign the visit contract with the Collaborative Innovation Center of Confucian Civilization for the working duration of three (3) months, six (6) months or one (1) year respectively. Half year’s pay is calculated on a five-month basis and the visiting scholars can stay in China for six (6) months without extra remuneration for the additional one (1) month. The one (1) year’s pay shall be calculated on a ten-month basis; and the visiting scholars can stay in China for twelve (12) months without extra remuneration for the additional two (2) months.
(3) The center provides one round trip reimbursement for visiting scholars, only limited to the direct travels to/from Jinan, without detour or stops in the third place (except travel transfer). Other travels back home or in China during the visit will not be covered by the Center.
(4) For the convenience of the scholars to do research and travel, the center rents housing for scholars on the central campus of Shandong University. Visiting scholars can also arrange accommodation on their own. The center will pay part of the rent but in principle, no more than the cost paid for the housing on campus.
(5) Scholars shall buy medical insurance in their own countries. The medical expenses incurred during the visit shall be covered by scholars themselves. The medical insurance and expenses are included in the remuneration.
IV. Requirements of Achievements during Work Period at the Center
1. Each visiting scholar shall give public lectures at Shandong University according to the regulations of the center to share research results and experiences with the faculty and students of the Collaborative Innovation Center of Confucian Civilization. The frequency of the public lectures shall depend on the work duration.
One public lecture is required for three-month visiting scholars;
Two public lectures are required for six-month visiting scholars;
Four public lectures are required for one-year visiting scholars.
2. During the work period, according to the regulations of the Center, the scholars shall publish a certain number of academic papers or reports in the academic journals in the name of the Center. The quantity of papers to be published shall depend on the work duration.
Three-month visiting scholars are required to publish one academic paper or report or academic work.
Six-month visiting scholars are required to publish two academic papers or reports or one academic work.
One-year visiting scholars are required to publish four academic papers or reports or one academic work.
V. Application Process
1. The application should be submitted by interested individuals to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application Materials can be downloaded at the website of The Collaborative Innovation Center of Confucianism Civilization (http://www.rjwm.sdu.edu.cn);
2. The Management Committee of the Center will organize experts to select and determine the most suitable candidates;
3. The Management Committee of the Center will inform the candidates of the application results and follow-up instructions.
1. Tel: +86-531-88361106
2. E-mail: email@example.com