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Title: Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Agricultural Eonomics

Location: China Center for Agricultural Policy, Peking University, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Principal Duties: The China Center for Agricultural Policy (CCAP) at Peking University (PKU) is seeking two faculty members in the field of agricultural economics, broadly defined.

The successful applicant will contribute to CCAP’s expertise and national/international reputation in the area of agricultural economics, resource economics, or applied economics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a high-quality research program, conducting scholarly research that can both be published in high-impact, peer-reviewed academic journals and that will be able to inform contemporary policy. The candidate also will be expected to teach graduate- and/or undergraduate-level courses by offering well-taught and rigorous curricula.

CCAP's academic home in PKU is in the School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences (SAAS, see below for a full description), but, the faculty at CCAP are encouraged to collaborate with faculty across the University.

Appointments at the rank of assistant or associate professor presumes that the candidate already has produced a record that provides evidence of excellence in scholarship and demonstrates that the candidate has the potential to become a significant contributor to both the field of study and to the overall profession with potential for national distinction. The rank of the initial appointment will be determined based on the applicant’s prior scholarly impact, leadership experience, and national and international reputation as determined by the faculty.


Required Qualifications:

  1. The applicant must have a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics, Resource Economics, Applied Economics, Economics or other related field;

  2. Evidence of high-quality research;

  3. Evidence of effective teaching;

  4. Demonstrated strengths in collaboratively leading teams with a diverse set of colleagues;

  5. Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salaries and benefits package will be offered according to the provisions of the relevant laws of China.



The China Center for Agricultural Policy (CCAP), established in December 1995 at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, used to be part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences between 2001 and 2015, and moved to Peking University in 2016. CCAP is led by Professor Jikun Huang. CCAP and its faculty have been dedicated to research and education on agricultural economics and rural development since it was founded. Currently CCAP is a research and teaching center at PKU and is housed in the School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences (SAAS). CCAP was the first research group to receive the title of “National Innovative Research Group” from China's National Natural Science Foundation in the fields of management science and economics in 2001. Today CCAP is comprised of a group of motivated and vibrant young economists dedicated to pursuing CCAP's goals of facilitating the development of the disciplines of agricultural economics, resource economics, applied economics and development economics, and contributing to the development of agricultural sector and rural economy of China and other developing countries. For more details about CCAP, please visit



As a teaching and research institution with independent organizational position of Peking University, the School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences (SAAS) focuses on interdisciplinary subjects in agriculture and aims at solving key issues in agricultural and rural development, highlighting its school-running characteristics. SAAS is committed to constructing a world-class institute of advanced agricultural technologies and management, integrating study, research, production and management while combining theory, application, strategy, policy, planning research, education and training of medium- and high-end professionals and consulting services, hence providing support in basic theory, frontier and core technologies, human resources and policy consulting for the development and construction of China’s new countryside. SAAS of Peking University focuses on agricultural economics and management science, food safety and nutritional science, crop genetics and breeding, agricultural technology, etc. For more details about SAAS, please visit


Application and Materials:

Applications must include: a.) Cover letter; b.) CV; c.) Vision statement for the position; d.) 2-3 papers, reports, or other work that is representative of the candidate’s research; e.). Three recommendation letters; f.) Teaching philosophy; and g.) Scanned copy of diploma.

Please send the documents listed above to The subject of the email should read: Application for Assistant/Associate Professor.


Screening of applicants will begin on November 1, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled.