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Visiting professorships for senior international scientists

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)


The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Programme (IRDR) is pleased to announce a call for applications for Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists for 2013, supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists are open to international scientists with distinguished scholarly accomplishments and who have the same or similar research interests as IRDR.


The IRDR call for Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists aims to identify a senior scientist to work with the IRDR International Programme Office (IRDR IPO), IRDR Science Committee, and IRDR Working Groups to:

- Contribute to IRDR’s strategic work plan development
- Identify and organize integrated research projects on disaster risk
- Expand IRDR’s collaboration network at the global level
- Generate research findings to support IRDR’s objectives
- Make other contributions beneficial to promoting science development and cooperation between IRDR, CAS institutes and collaborating agencies.


The expected applicants should:

- Be an established scholar in social science, natural science, engineering and other fields related to disaster risk research or practice
- Hold at least a Ph.D. degree, with academic standing as a Professor, Associate Professor or the equivalent
- Have good command of English or Chinese, able to communicate independently in their place of work

The applicants will be chosen on the basis of the following criteria:

- Research experience, past performance, recent progress
- Originality, scientific significance, proposed research work with IRDR
- Impact of the research work on IRDR
- Proposed scope of work


Provided grants will be:

For visits of 2-12 months’ duration 400,000 to 500,000 RMB (pre-tax) per year


View application form

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  • Additional location info Beijing
  • Closing Date 1 Aug 2012

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