Faculty Positions in Macroecology and Biodiversity


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Placed on: 4th May 2019
  • Expires: 3rd July 2019

SUSTech (http://www.sustc.edu.cn/en) was founded in 2011 with public funding from the Municipal Government of Shenzhen. A thriving metropolis of over 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. In the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World Universities Rankings 2019, SUSTech was included for the first time and ranked as the 8th among the mainland China universities. Internationalization is a hallmark of SUSTech where English is a primary instructional language.

The SUSTech | School of Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) (http://ese.sustc.edu.cn/en/) was established in May 2015. The mission of ESE is to become: an innovative training ground for cultivating top talent in environmental fields; an international center of excellence for environmental research; a leading platform for innovation and industrialization of advanced environmental protection technologies; and an influential think-tank for environmental sustainability. Currently, ESE has over 50 full-time faculty and research staff, including the recipients of numerous national and international awards and honors. ESE is organized into three broadly-defined groups (programs): Environmental Science/Engineering/Health; Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering; Global Environmental Change and Management. The school is home to the State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Integrated Surface Water-Groundwater Pollution Control as well as the Shenzhen Institute of Sustainable Development. 

Applications are invited for faculty positions at all ranks. ESE is planning to fill additional two dozen tenure-track/tenured positions over the next 3-4 years to enhance and expand existing faculty and research strengths. Globally competitive (including US and Hong Kong) salaries and benefit packages will be offered. New hires may also be eligible for additional government support such as the Shenzhen City’s Peacock Program and many others (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)