Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Shenzhen - China
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 1st February 2019
Expires: 31st March 2019

The Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) invites applications an open rank tenured or tenure track faculty position. Candidates with research interests in all areas of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering are encouraged to apply. We are seeking applications with expertise and experience in specific areas, including but not limited to, solid mechanics, vibration and control, aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, and general areas of aerospace engineering. Candidates should have strong commitment to teaching and demonstrated excellence in research. An earned doctoral degree is required at the time of appointment. Candidates for a senior position must have an established record in conducting globally recognized research and securing external funding.

Established in 2012, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public institution funded by the municipal of Shenzhen, a special economic zone city in China. SUSTC is a pioneer in higher education reform in China. The mission of the University is to become a globally recognized institution which emphasizes academic excellence and promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The University currently has over 200 faculty members, and is planning three faculties: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Life and Health Science. The target faculty number will be 200 for Science, 300 for Engineering, and 150 for Life and Health Science Faculty.

The newly founded Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering is one of the nine departments in the College of Engineering. The department expects to add more than twenty new faculty members in core research areas in Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering.

Shenzhen is a major city located in Southern China, situated immediately north of Hong Kong SAR. As one of China's major gateways to the world, Shenzhen is the country's fast-growing city, the high-tech and manufacturing hub, and home to some of China's most recognized enterprises such as Huawei, Tencent and DJI. As a State-level innovative city, Shenzhen has chosen independent innovation as its development strategy. A picturesque coastal city, Shenzhen is also a popular tourist destination and was named one of the world's 31 must-see tourist destinations in 2010 by The New York Times.

SUSTech offers internationally competitive compensation packages with fringe benefits including medical insurance, retirement and housing subsidy. Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please provide a cover letter identifying the primary area of research, curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements, and arrange for at least three recommendation letters, all forward to

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)