Faculty recruitment:

In line with the efforts for progress on academic frontier, the Olympics, and the “Healthy China” campaign, Beijing Sport University plans to recruit faculty in the following disciplines:

Sports coaching: Physical fitness training and simulation training of all sports (especially winter sports).

Sports medicine and rehabilitation: Sports medicine, physiotherapy, sports injury prevention

Kinesiology: Sports anatomy, exercise physiology, sport biomechanics, exercise biochemistry, sports nutrition, sports and health promotion.

Psychology: Sports psychology, exercise psychology, cognitive psychology.

Sports engineering: Artificial intelligence in sports, biomedical engineering, data science.

Qualifications (meet the requirements of one track of the following three)
Track 1:

  • Must have a doctoral degree from renowned universities or research institutions or with postdoctoral research experience;
  • Strong teaching and scientific research skills;
  • Excellent academic achievements;
  • Applicants must be no more than 45 years of age (with possible exceptions).

Track 2:

  • Experience in scientific research and technical service for world-class sports teams and made significant contributions during competitions;
  • Applicants must be no more than 45 years of age (with possible exceptions).

Track 3:

  • High-level coaches with work experience for world-class sports teams and excellent achievements at the Winter or Summer Olympic Games;
  • High-level referees with work experience for high-level international sporting events;
  • Applicants must be no more than 45 years of age (with possible exceptions).

Salary and other benefits

Qualified applicants will be employed as associate professors, professors or distinguished professors, or chief scientist for scientific research teams.

All posts will provide very competitive salary (equivalent or higher salary than U.S colleges and universities) and special subsidy commensurate with the posts.

All posts will provide generous start-up funds for scientific research and workplace commensurate with the posts, along with the qualification to enroll doctoral students. Assistance will be offered in finding a job for their spouses and in enrolling their children at a new school.

Liaison persons: Li Yi and Huang Xuemei
Telephone: +86-10-62989293

About Beijing Sport University

Founded in 1953, Beijing Sport University was formerly known as the Central Institute of Physical Education. It is one of the National Key Universities and also a Project 211 university. It is among the first ones selected as a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University.

The University currently consists of four academic divisions—Sports and Health Division, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Olympic Sports Division, and Sports Engineering Division.

The Sport and Health Division has seven schools: Education School, Psychology School, Kinesiology School, Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation School, Strength and Conditioning Training School, Wushu and Traditional Sports School, and Leisure Sports and Tourism School.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Division has eight schools: Marxism School, Management School, Business School of Sports, Journalism and Communications School, International Sports Organizations School (Foreign Languages School), Art School, International Culture School, and Continuing Education School (Training School for Winter Olympic Games).

The Olympic Sports Division has 11 schools: China Football College, China Basketball College, China Volleyball College, China Ice Hockey College (China Curling College), China Swimming College, China Athletics College, China Extreme Sports College, China Equestrian Sports College, China Coaches College, Competitive Sports College, and Sport Boarding School.

The Sports Engineering Division has Sports Engineering School.

In addition, the Party School of the CPC Committee of the General Administration of Sport of China, Officials Training Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, and the Coach School of the General Administration of Sport of China are also located at the University.

The University focuses on postgraduate education on the basis of its undergraduate programs. Today, we offer 27 undergraduate majors: physical education, athletic training, guidance and management of social sports, kinesiology, Wushu and traditional sports, public service administration, sports economy and management, journalism, advertisement, applied psychology, English, performance, dance performance, sports rehabilitation, leisure sports, Chinese international education, education science, economics, network and new media, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, tourism management, theory of Marxism, and strength and conditioning training.

There are nine discipline categories: education science, law, economics, literature, science, engineering, medicine, management, and art. Our physical education is rated as both a National Key Discipline and First Class Discipline, with one of its sub-disciplines rated as a Key Second Class Discipline of the Beijing Municipality. The discipline of physical education came at the top in all the three rounds in the national assessment of disciplines and ranked as Grade A+ in the 4th round of the national assessment. We have the authorization to grant doctorate degrees in physical education and the authorization to grant master's degree for the following First Class Disciplines: theory of Marxism, education science, psychology, clinical medicine and public management. We also offer master's degree programs for sports, art, journalism and communications; we have a center for post-doctoral studies in physical education.

The University has been committed to our top mission of cultivating talents and insisting on a global vision, international standards, Chinese characteristics and high-end positioning, and the combination of education, training and scientific research. We embrace the idea of interdisciplinary and internationalized education from a high starting point in cultivating talents. We work to strengthen the deeper integration of sports, education, science, technology and culture in a bid to provide high-quality sports talents for turning China into a strong country in sports and higher learning and promoting the “Healthy China” campaign.

Since its establishment, the University has cultivated nearly 100,000 outstanding talented graduates for the country in areas of physical education, competitive sports and sports industry, as well as a large number of outstanding experts, scholars, teachers, coaches, athletes, and management professionals in sports who are well-known both at home and abroad. They’ve made prominent contributions to the development of sports, higher learning, the Olympics and the socio-economic development of China. All this is highly recognized by the Party and the government, all walks of life, and the international community. The University has been honored with multiple titles, such as Advanced Collective of the Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games given by the Central Committee of the CPC and State Council, the Prize for Sports and Social Responsibility awarded by the IOC. Three former presidents of the University also received IOC awards: Zhong Shitong was awarded Silver Olympic Order in 1984, Ma Qiwei the IOC Sports and Study Trophy in 1987, and Jin Jichun the IOC Sport and Education Trophy in 1999.

The University has been committed to the implementation of a national strategy for development and remains focused on the academic frontier. It carries out a number of high-level scientific research projects including major technological projects and key projects in philosophy and social sciences in China. The University has also won high-level prizes, such as the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, the Ministry of Education Outstanding Achievements Prize. Journal of Beijing Sport University is rated as a Core Periodical in Chinese for Sports, Core Periodical for Humanities and Social Science in China, Source Periodical of Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI), and Academic Periodical with the Most International Influence in China.

As one of the major places welcoming foreign visits in Beijing since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Beijing Sport University serves as an important window for showing China’s achievements in sports.

So far, the University has established relations with 126 higher education institutions in 45 countries and regions in the world and has trained more than 15,000 foreign students from 106 countries.

Among them, Dr. Oleg Matytsin was elected the president of International University Sports Federation in 2015. Former Croatian Prime Minister and President of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Mateša, was awarded a doctoral degree here. The University also awarded honorary doctoral degrees to eight international notables including former IOC President Jacques Rogge.

Furthermore, the following figures have accepted the honorary professorship from the University: Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, Gian-Franco Kasper, President of the International Ski Federation, Kate Caithness, President of the World Curling Federation, Ivo Ferriani, President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General, Sarah Lewis, Secretary General of the International Ski Federation, and Walter Mengisen, Deputy Director of Swiss Federal Office of Sport and Co-Director of Swiss Federal Institute of Sport.

Through its international platform, the University has been integrating high-quality international educational resources and has set up an international cooperation mechanism in cultivating undergraduate and postgraduate students. The University will continue to make progress in cultivating international talents.

Wei Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Director of Rehabilitation and Biomechanics
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Auburn (VCOM)
910 South Donahue Drive, Auburn,AL36832
Email: wliu@auburn.vcom.edu