Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Cognitive Robotics and Autonomous Systems


  • 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 Computer Science and Engineering (CSE, http://cse.sustc.edu.cn/en/), Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is currently recruiting for an open rank tenure-track faculty position (at the level of Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor). We are looking for an outstanding candidate with demonstrated research achievements and keen interest in teaching Cognitive Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree and demonstrated achievements in both research and teaching. The teaching language at SUSTech is bilingual, either English or Putonghua. It is perfectly acceptable to use English in all lectures, assignments, exams. In fact, our existing faculty members include several non-Chinese speaking professors.

As a State-level innovative city, Shenzhen has identified innovation as the key strategy for its development. It is home to some of China's most successful high-tech companies, such as Huawei and Tencent. SUSTech considers entrepreneurship as one of the main directions of the university. Strong supports will be provided to possible new initiatives. SUSTech encourages candidates with experience in entrepreneurship to apply.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SUSTech was founded in 2016. It has 12 professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees or have years of experience in overseas universities. Among them, two were elected into the 1000 Talents Program in China; three are IEEE fellows; one IET fellow. The department is expected to grow to 50 tenure track faculty members eventually, in addition to teaching-only professors and research-only professors.

The City and The University
Established in 2012, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public institution funded by the municipal of Shenzhen, a special economic zone city in China. Shenzhen is a major city located in Southern China, situated immediately north to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. As one of China's major gateways to the world, Shenzhen is the country's fastest-growing city in the past two decades. The city is the high-tech and manufacturing hub of southern China, home to the world's third-busiest container port, and the fourth-busiest airport on the Chinese mainland. As a picturesque coastal city, Shenzhen is also a popular tourist destination and was named one of the world's 31 must-see tourist destinations in 2010 by The New York Times. Shenzhen ranks the 66th place on the 2017 Global City Competitiveness List, released by the National Academy of Economic Strategy, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and United Nations Habitat. By the end of 2016, there were around 20 million residents in Shenzhen.

SUSTech is a pioneer in higher education reform in China. The mission of the University is to become a globally recognized research university which emphasizes academic excellence and promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Set on five hundred acres of wooded landscape in the picturesque Nanshan (South Mountain) area, the campus offers an ideal environment for learning and research.

Terms & Applications
SUSTech is committed to increase the diversity of its faculty, and has a range of family-friendly policies in place. The university offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits including medical insurance, retirement and housing subsidy, which are among the best in China. Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience. More information can be found at http://talent.sustc.edu.cn/en

We provide some of the best start-up packages in the sector to our faculty members, including one PhD studentship per year and two postdoctoral fellowships, in addition to a significant amount of start-up funding (which can be used to fund additional PhD students and postdocs, research travels, and research equipments).

Application Procedure
To apply, please provide a cover letter identifying the primary area of research, curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements, and forward them to cshire@sustc.edu.cn.

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)