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Executive Dean, School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST)

ShanghaiTech University - School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST)

ShanghaiTech University invites applications for a full-time tenured school leader with rich administrative experience to be the Executive Dean of the School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST). This position reports to Dean.

The Position:
The Executive Dean reports to the Dean of SPST and assists the Dean in leading the development of the School to carry out the School’s mission and goals in alignment with ShanghaiTech’s strategic planning. The incumbent works closely with other school deans/executive deans, administrative heads and staff to achieve common goals and outcomes.
The Executive Dean assists the Dean in making long-term development planning for the school, which includes building the School’s faculty team, increasing the research capacity and developing the undergraduate and graduate education programs. The incumbent oversees the implementation of the planning and leads the administration of the school. Important administrative tasks include drawing up the budget plan, proposing the school’s yearly working plan, and organizing faculty recruitment activities. He or she liaisons with government agencies, fosters partnerships with industries and other institutions for cross-disciplinary collaboration and tech-transfer projects.


  • PhD in one of the research focuses of the School.
  • An outstanding track record of significant scholarship as evidenced by peer reviewed publications. The incumbent should have international stature and recognition commensurate with the rank of Professor.
  • Significant experience in senior level administrative positions in a university or a research institute.
  • Extensive knowledge of higher education, research and research funding in China and abroad. 
  • Strong communication skills

Please send a cover letter, a CV, and the names of three referees to: (cc to

About ShanghaiTech:
ShanghaiTech University is a research establishment comprising five schools and two research institutes. The structure of our five schools emphasizes the cross-disciplinary and innovative nature of our research, approach to education and community service. We intend to leverage our location in the City of Shanghai, with the support of the Shanghai Municipal Government and the extraordinary resources of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The University is building a top-tier faculty of 1,000 professors including 500 tenured/tenure-track faculty (recruited globally) and 500 adjunct faculty recruited from CAS institutes, leading global companies and other prestigious universities. Among the current faculty (numbering 300), three are Nobel Laureates. Our inaugural undergraduate class of 2013 has 207 members drawn from the nation’s top high schools and our second cohort of graduate students (425) entered this fall. We have campuses in downtown Shanghai and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park (the Silicon Valley of China). ShanghaiTech is completing a state-of-the-art research infrastructure and has formed a network of research alliances with nearby facilities such as the CAS Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility and the National Center for Protein Science Shanghai.

About School of Physical Science and Technology:
SPST aspires to become one of the national and international intellectual hubs for original research in materials, energy and the environment. SPST aims to tackle the most fundamental scientific questions in these disciplines and to become the intellectual property powerhouse for their technological applications. The School encourages academic freedom and innovation, original research, blue sky ideas, cross-disciplinary collaboration and tech-transfer.

Location: Shanghai - China
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th November 2018
Expires: 15th January 2019
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