The Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is pleased to announce the establishment of the School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing (SDIM). The school strives to make fundamental contributions to the changing landscape of engineering education and will focus on training a new generation of graduates who are capable of addressing the complex challenges of the 21st century and serving the strategic national goal of China. Both English and Chinese will be used as the language of instruction in the school.
The school will be a transdisciplinary academic institute beyond the disciplinary perspectives. SDIM provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs that integrate student-centric learning with a curriculum oriented to the societal, environmental, and technological challenges. SDIM undertakes cutting-edge research in system design and technologies for intelligent manufacturing focusing on advanced robotics; sensor and monitoring systems; cyber-physical control systems; computational design; big data analysis; advanced material and additive manufacturing. SDIM will be a platform to nurture manufacturing innovation and accelerate commercialization by fostering close collaboration between industry, academia, and government partners.
Within the next four years, the school is expected to have up to 30 faculty members and to enroll more than 400 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The school is currently searching outstanding academics to fill the positions of tenured senior faculty, tenure-track faculty at different ranks, teaching-track and research-track faculty.
Nominations and applicants are invited from world-class scholars in the areas of system design and intelligent manufacturing. He or she must meet the high academic and professional standards of SUSTech. Remuneration is globally competitive and the level of salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous fringe benefits will also be provided.
Applications, including curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current interests and teaching philosophy, as well as the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three references should be sent to: Professor Jingshen Wu, email: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
SUSTech is a public research university established in 2011. Widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in China’s higher education, 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. Currently, SUSTech has about 350 tenure/tenure-track professors and more than 5300 students, including 4029 undergraduate students and 1352 graduate students. In 2018, SUSTech was ranked No. 26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China and ranked No. 1 among young universities established after 1988. SUSTech was ranked 8th among the 72 mainland China universities on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019.
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