Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Environmental Science/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 Southern University of Science and Technology (known as SUSTech or SUSTC) (http://www.sustc.edu.cn/en) was founded in 2011 with public funding from Shenzhen City. A thriving metropolis of 20 million people bordering Hong Kong, Shenzhen has often been referred to as the “Silicon Valley of China” with strong telecommunication, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Widely regarded as a pioneer of higher-education reform in China, SUSTech aims to become a top-tier international university that excels in interdisciplinary research, talent development and knowledge discovery. English is the language of instruction.

The School of Environmental Science and Engineering at SUSTech was established in 2015 to provide a new platform for performing cutting-edge research and for training the next generation of environmental scientists, engineers and managers who are interdisciplinary, innovative and global-thinking. Currently the school has 28 full-time faculty and research staff, including two academy members, eight recipients of the Thousand Talents Program, and four recipients of the young investigator awards by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (http://ese.sustc.edu.cn/en/).  The school is planning to fill two dozen more tenure-track/tenured positions over the next few years. In addition to a generous startup package to each tenured or tenure track faculty position, the school was recently awarded a 3-year enhancement grant of 50 million RMB (~7 million USD) to strengthen its core areas of research. Moreover, the school is in line to receive 120 million RMB (~18 million USD) for research instrument capability development.

Applications are invited for an open rank faculty position. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, water pollution and treatment, environmental (soil, groundwater, ecosystem) remediation and restoration, hydrology and water resources engineering, biogeochemistry, environmental microbiology, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution control, air quality engineering, solid waste treatment and utilization, environmental health risk assessment and interventions, remote sensing of the environment, macroecology and global change, and environmental management. Highly competitive salaries and benefit packages will be provided to tenure-track/tenured faculty. New hires may also be eligible for additional government support such as the Shenzhen City’s Peacock Program and the Thousand Talents Program (http://www.sustc.edu.cn/en/faculty_en).

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering, earth and atmospheric sciences, or related disciplines. Post-doctoral experience is preferred but not required. Candidates must have a proven and consistent track record of high-quality scientific publications and good communication skills. To apply, submit the following materials electronically to iese@sustc.edu.cn: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae (with a complete list of publications); 3) Statement of research and teaching interest; 4) PDFs of three recent publications; and 5) Names and contact information for 3-5 references. All positions remain open until filled. For additional information, please contact Xiaoli Wang (email: wangxl@sustc.edu.cn, phone: +86-755-8801-0821).

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)