Tenure-Track Positions in Chemistry


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Globally competitive salary.
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 3rd June 2019
  • Expires: 2nd July 2019

The Department of Chemistry at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) invites faculty position applications at ANY RANK from tenure-track assistant professor to full professor with tenure in all areas of chemistry from now. Research, innovation and entrepreneurship are strongly supported and valued at utmost in SUSTech. Currently, The Department of Chemistry has 36 tenure/tenure-track professors, 3 academicians, 3 “Changjiang” scholars, more than 78% of faculties are high-level talents, and all of them have received top notch training from outstanding institutions such as Stanford, Caltech, MIT, Bekerley and Scripps. 

SUSTech is a public research university established in 2011, funded by Shenzhen Municipality. Widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China’s higher education forward to match China’s ever-growing role in the international arena, SUSTech aspires to be a globally-renowned university that contributes significantly to the advancement of science and technology by excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing creative future leaders and creating knowledge for the world. Located in Shenzhen, one of the fastest growing cities in China and the country’s window to the world, SUSTech enjoys strong connections with leading companies in China and renowned universities around the world.

In 2018, SUSTech was ranked No. 26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China. It only takes four years for SUSTech to increase the ranking in “Nature Index” from 55 to 26. The “Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars” showed that among world's 100 fastest-rising organizations, SUSTech was ranked 4th in the list, which is No. 1 among young universities established after 1988. On September 26th, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 were released with Southern University of Science and Technology being listed for the first time. SUSTech was ranked 8th among the 72 mainland China universities on the list.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or in highly related field obtained from internationally renowned universities and institutes; or Ph.D. degrees from Chinese universities with ideally 3 years of working abroad, with achievements in related fields or good potential for further development; scholars with academic influence in Chemistry are welcome. Globally competitive (including US & HK) salary and a total of approximate CNY 12 million research fund will be provided for each successful applicant (SUSTech Outstanding Young Scholars) in 3 years. 

Application materials, including full cv and research proposal should be submitted to the Department of Chemistry via wangxr@sustech.edu.cn. Review of applications and interview of shortlisted applicants will begin from now on until all the positions are filled.

The Department of Chemistry welcome all eligible scholars at home and abroad to join us at SUSTech.

Further information can be found at http://ohr.sustc.edu.cn/sustczp/product/recruit/a.do?action=toZPGWList2&entityId=T_RECRUIT_PLAN&postType=2&selectedId=1005508 

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)