Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Chemistry


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Placed on: 9th November 2017
  • Expires: 9th January 2018

The Department of Chemistry at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is recruiting for an open rank faculty position (from tenure-track assistant professor to full professor) with tenure in Chemistry. Research, innovation and entrepreneurship are strongly supported and valued at utmost in SUSTech. All of our current faculty members have received top notch training from outstanding institutions such as Stanford, Caltech, MIT, Bekerley and Scripps. Over 50% of faculty members have received grants from "Recruitment Program of Global Experts" (1000 talent program) of China, the highest percentage in all universities in China. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or in highly related field, a record of excellence in research and a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level.  Highly competitive salary will be provided at a United States-leading university level, and no less than a total of 1.5 million USD start-up funding will be provided for each successful applicant in 3 years. 

Shenzhen is the SUSTech hometown, which was once a fishing village but now has transformed to a modern metropolis with over 20 Million people at South China (near Hong Kong) in just a few decades, and is the first and one of the most successful special economic zones in China. In this connection, joint PhD programs with Peking University, Tsinghua University, National University of Singapore, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Temple University, The University of Leeds, University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, etc. have been established recently. The goal of chemistry department of SUSTech is to build a world-class chemistry research program. SUSTech has been moving rapidly. For instance, our Nature-Index has reached top 62, the 3rd fastest growing in the world. 

Application materials, including a cover letter, full CV, research proposal, statement of teaching philosophy and three reference letters, should be submitted to the Department of Chemistry via chemistry@sustc.edu.cn. Review of applications and interview of shortlisted applicants will begin from now on until all the positions are filled. This round of deadline will be on 1st March, 2017. 

Further information can be found at http://ohr.sustc.edu.cn/sustczp/product/recruit/a.do?action=toZPGWList2&entityId=T_RECRUIT_PLAN&postType=2&selectedId=1005508

Application Process

To apply to join our team, please click the apply link below and provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • PhD certificate
  • Five published articles (Within the last five years)
  • Executive summary of academic achievements & proposed research or work plan (1000 words)
  • Letter of recommendation and the names and email addresses of 3 referees (university professors)