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Assistant or Full Professors in Material Science

South China University of Technology - International School of Advanced Materials

Location: Guangzhou - China
Salary: ¥300,000 to ¥1,000,000
£33,498.60 to £111,662 converted salary* per annum or pro rata.
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th May 2019
Closes: 9th June 2019
Job Ref: FPR-2019-001

South China University of Technology (SCUT) invites applications for positions of Assistant/Full Professors at the International School of Advanced Materials (ISAM). 


SCUT is one of China’s top universities supported by Project 985. The location is Guangzhou. The School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE) is one of four disciplines awarded "Dual First Class" subjects at SCUT. All teaching at ISAM is in English. 

ISAM is a part of the Network of International Centres for Education in China (NICE), which supports universities in establishing international schools by introducing international faculty members, led by internationally renowned academics and reinforced by a range of dedicated supportive policies. The academic strength of ISAM is further supported by the ample shared resources of SMSE. The two unites jointly generate more than 300 SCI papers published in top journals including Science, Nat. Photonics, Adv. Mater., Small, Appl. Phys. Lett., etc. The research outcome includes more than $20m research funding and 200 patents annually. The website of ISAM can be found at: 

Interlink Group:

In this mission, Interlink Group is engaged with ISAM to source suitable candidates and establish world-class teaching and research unit with its offices in the UK and China. Interlink Group can be found at:

Job Description and Qualifications:

We are seeking to appoint Assistant or Full professors in Material Science. A qualified candidate is expected to have a PhD degree in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry or related disciplines, with experience in the innovative delivery of teaching to undergraduate-level students.

The post holders shall deliver a contemporary curriculum to undergraduate students and liaison points with the students. The main duties associated with the post are as follows:

  • Teaching on 2-3 following subjects:
    • Material Mechanics or Theoretical Mechanics
    • Mathematical Methods in Physics
    • Functions of Complex Variables
    • Materials Calculation and Simulation
    • Basic of Software
    • Introduction of Information Technology
  • Contribution to academic administration
  • Supervision of BSc (and possibly MSc) student projects
  • Supporting and growing key international partners

Contract type:

  • Full time or part time, full time candidates are preferred.
  • Minimum one year contract, long term engagement is preferred.


Guangzhou, China 

Salary and benefit:

The whole package includes:

  • Standard salary range is RMB 300,000 – 1,000,000 per annum or pro rata for this role, but negotiable according to the candidates’ experiences. Top researchers are very welcome with salary up to RMB 10,000,000 per annum or pro rata, plus dedicated start-up funding.
  • flight ticket to Guangzhou, China
  • medical insurance
  • support for research programme and funding applications
  • life style assistance

Start Date:

1st September 2019 

Closing Date for applications:

9th June 2019 

How to Apply for the Job:

Applicants will be required to prepare following documents:

  • a covering letter/supporting statement
  • a brief statement of teaching interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position)
  • 3 names and contact details of referees
  • a latest CV as part of application
  • Two mini lecture videos (each 5-10 minutes) on your chosen topics.

The application package should be sent electronically to  Applicants may also email us to acquire more information.

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