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School of Physics and Electronics

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/ Professor in Physics and Electronics


School of Physics and Electronics (SPE) is one of the oldest schools at Hunan University. It has two undergraduate majors: Physics, and Electronic Science and Technology, and three departments: Department of Applied Physics, Department of Electronic Science and Technology, and Experimental/Innovation Teaching Centre.

We have two first level disciplines of Physics and Electronics, and our Physics discipline ranks top 1% in the ESI global ranking. Physics and Electronic Science and Technology are the key subjects in Hunan province. SPE has a complete talents-cultivation system ranging from bachelor to postdocs. SPE is authorized to award PhD students with degrees of Physics or Electronic Science and Technology, and to award master students with degrees of Physics, Electronic Science and Technology or Education.

We now have 112 workers in SPE, including 88 faculty members and 34 staff. More than 75% of the faculty own a PhD degree and over 55% of them have abroad experience. We have 2 winners of “National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars”, 1 winner of “National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Fund”, 1 winner of “Thousands Young Talented Program”, 2 winners of “Hunan Hundreds Young Talented Program”, 1 winner of “Foreign Hundreds Talented Program”, 1 winner of “Hunan Furong Distinguished Professor”, 8 winners of “Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan”, 4 winners of “Hunan Outstanding Young Scholars” and 3 winners of “Hunan Science Fund for Innovative Research”.

We have a Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Optoelectronic Devices of Ministry of Education, a Physics Teaching Laboratory in Hunan Province and a base for science education in Hunan province.

To further reinforce the key disciplines in the School, we are seeking outstanding overseas and domestic candidates in related research fields.

Available Position

  • Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Physics and Electronics
  • Research directions: Physics, Electrical Engineering, Some related interdisciplinary subjects

Responsibilities and Requirements: 

  • Conduct full-time teaching and research in the disciplines of mechanical engineering, vehicle engineering, mechanics, power engineering, and the relevant disciplines. Those with multidisciplinary backgrounds with above disciplines are also welcomed.
  • Obtained a PhD degree from an internationally renowned university.
  • Fluent in English communication and scientific 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.Thousand Talents Plan-Youth Program Scholars

  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. Youth 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 available.

Online Application or Email Ms. Zhao Longfeng at wwjob@hnu.edu.cn and CC job@hnu.edu.cn.

More information about the college is available at http://spe.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:
Zhao, Longfeng , School of Physics and Electronics , Hunan University, 410082
Tel: 86-731-88822332
Email: wwjob@hnu.edu.cn 

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


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