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College of Materials Science & Engineering

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/ Professor in Materials Science & Engineering


Founded in 2000, the College of Materials Science and Engineering provides almost all the the majority disciplines in Material Science and Engineering, including Metallurgy, Carbon and Ceramic Materials Engineering, Polymer Science, and Materials Physics and Chemistry. Now the College has 79 faculty and staff. Among the faculty members, there are 2 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (part-time), 6 Thousand Talents Program professors, 1 Yangtse River Professor of the Ministry of Education, 1 winner of National Distinguished Youth Foundation, 1 Ten Thousand Talents Program professor, 4 winners of Distinguished Youth Foundation of Hunan Province. The College of Materials Science and Engineering hosts 7 key laboratories and/or research centres of Ministry of Education and/or Hunan Province. In 2017, the discipline of materials science is ranked world top 0.23% in ESI

  • Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Materials Science & Engineering
  • Research directions, the candidate will conduct research in one of more of the following areas: Electron Microscopy and Microstructure Control Technology, Lightweight Metal Materials and Forming Techniques, Functional Ceramics, Material Calculation and Design, Carbon fiber and its Composite Materials, Electronic and New Energy Materials, Nanophotonic Materials and Devices, Biological Materials

Responsibilities and Requirements: 

  • Conduct full-time lecturing and research in the disciplines of inorganic nonmetallic materials, polymer materials, metallic materials, materials physics and materials processing engineering;
  • Obtained a PhD degree from an internationally renowned university;
  • Fluent in English communication and technical writing, non-Chinese applicant is encouraged to have basic Chinese communication skills;
  • Responsible for teaching at least one core course in the related major for undergraduate students and one basic course each year.

Compensation and Benefits:

1. “1000 Talents Plan” for Young Professionals

  1. Employed as full-time professor and PhD supervisor (the number of doctoral recruiting will be listed separately);
  2. Receive an annual salary of RMB 450,000+; Eligible to receive rewards for academic achievements in accordance to the relevant policies of the university;
  3. Receive settlement allowance of RMB 1,450,000 (after tax, including state aid and Changsha municipal subsidy); Have access to two years’ transitional apartment and rent allowance;
  4. Receive research funding of RMB 4,000,000 - 6,000,000 (including state aid); Provided with offices and laboratories; Those recruiting team members and postdoctoral candidates will be given priority (full-time post-doctoral candidates will receive financial support of RMB 120,000/person/year); For exceptionally outstanding talents, the support specifications can be negotiated;
  5. Receive research funding according to relevant talent recruitment policies of Hunan province;
  6. Spouse can be employed by the university if desired;
  7. Full university benefits and public insurance;
  8. Subsidiary nursery school, primary school and middle school, ranked top in the city;
  9. 3 months University semester vacation, summer vacation runs from July to August and winter vacation around Chinese New Year

2. Young Talent

  1. Payment: annual salary of about RMB 200,000 - 450,000; Eligible to receive rewards for academic achievements in accordance to relevant policies of the university; Those with high academic achievements will be able to apply for positions listed in the university’s “Yuelu Scholar Plan”, and receive corresponding allowance of RMB 60,000 /120,000/year;
  2. Settlement allowance: professor RMB 300,000/person; associate professor RMB 200,000/person; assistant professor RMB 150,000/person; Talents who are selected into “Hundred Talent Plan” of Hunan province will receive one-off living allowance of RMB 500,000/person (tax free);
  3. Research startup funding: Science and Engineering: professor RMB 1,000,000/person; associate professor RMB 500,000/person; assistant professor RMB 250,000/person; University will provide financial support for those supervising full-time post-doctoral candidates with RMB 120,000/person/year;
  4. Talents who are qualified as “1000 Talents Plan” for Young Professionals(passed the peer review process)will be employed as full-time professors and PhD supervisors (the number of doctoral recruiting will be listed separately), and receive corresponding allowance (including salary, settlement allowance and research startup funding), which does not contain the funding from state, local government and alumni;
  5. Full university benefits and public insurance;
  6. Subsidiary nursery school, primary school and middle school, ranked top in the city;
  7. 3 months University semester vacation, summer vacation runs from July to August and winter vacation around Chinese New Year.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Position Start Date: Available immediately.

How to apply:

  • A detailed updated C.V in MS Word or PDF version, including educational, research and professional experiences.
  • Three reference letters if there are available.

Online Application or Email Ms. Lu Aqing at cljob@hnu.edu.cn and CC job@hnu.edu.cn.

More information about the college is available at  http://clxy.hnu.edu.cn/  As to some personnel information, please visit http://jobs.hnu.edu.cn or contact Mrs. Xu Hui at job@hnu.edu.cn.

Contact Information:

Lu, Aqing, College of Materials Science & Engineering, Hunan University, 410082
Tel: 86-731-88821610 
Email: cljob@hnu.edu.cn  

Xu, Hui, Human Resources Department, Hunan University
Tel: 86-731-88822723
Email: job@hnu.edu.cn 


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