Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Mechanical and Energy Engineering


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 5th April 2018
  • Expires: 5th June 2018

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at an open rank. The department is newly established with three main research directions: robotics and automation, innovative design and advanced manufacturing, and energy engineering. Successful applicants will have the opportunities to develop an innovative research program and collaborate with academic/industrial organizations worldwide. The department will consider all areas in the mechanical engineering discipline; however, a particular emphasis will be placed on robotics, additive manufacturing, innovative design, bioscience and medical science associated mechanical engineering, energy engineering with an emphasis on batteries.

SUSTech is a publically funded institution located in Shenzhen, next to Hong Kong. Since its inception, SUSTech’s mission has been to reform higher education in China and become a world-class institution with a strong emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. Due to its location, SUSTech is exposed to the some of the leading high-tech and manufacturing industries in China and is part of Shenzhen’s plan to create a world-class economic and innovation center. Shenzhen is the top four most prosperous cities in China and has been consistently referred to as the leader in technological developments.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree and strong research and teaching credentials. Successful candidates will be expected to establish independent research programs in line with the aforementioned research directions; Interdisciplinary research programs that can bridge the gap between traditional mechanical engineering areas with other STEM fields will be encouraged. To establish an international standard, candidates will be encouraged to participate in international communities and to establish transnational research collaborations. Senior candidates are expected to play leadership roles in research and education. Globally competitive salaries and start-up packages will be provided.

Application Instructions:
Those who are interested are invited to apply through the website at http://mee.sustc.edu.cn/en/employment/zhaopin1/ or submit the following information electronically to meehire@sustc.edu.cn: 1) Curriculum Vitae (with a complete list of publications); 2) Statement of research interests; 3) Statement of teaching philosophy; 4) Selected reprints of three recent papers; and 5) Names and contact information of five references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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)