Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Chemistry


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Placed on: 16th September 2020
  • Expires: 15th November 2020

In SUSTech, research, innovation and entrepreneurship are strongly supported and valued at utmost. Currently, The Department of Chemistry has 42 tenure/tenure-track professors, 2 Academicians of CAS, 1 Foreign academician of ATSE, 4 National Distinguished Experts, 3 National Nature Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 1 awardee of Ten Thousand Talent Program, 1 National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholar, 1 National Distinguished Youth Experts of Ministry of Education, 13 National Distinguished Youth Experts and 1 Pearl River Scholar in Guangdong Province. The proportion of the talent program reaches up to 71%.

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented public university founded in Shenzhen, China’s innovation center, to serve as a model for reforming the education system and modernizing the national university system. SUSTech has learned from world-class research institutions spanning the globe and has planned its academic disciplines based on the major needs and strategic industries emerging around the Pearl River Delta region. With a major focus on science and engineering, SUSTech still has substantial research focuses in medicine, humanities and social services, to maximize the potential for new ideas across disciplines for new knowledge, new technologies and social development. With the characteristic of research, innovation and entrepreneurship, the unique spirit of hard work, SUSTech aims to attract high-quality talents to its faculty, cultivate outstanding and innovative talents, achieve internationally excellent research outcomes, advance knowledge and promote the application of science and technology, and to become a world-class research university.

The Department of Chemistry strives to gain internationally reputed achievements in research and to foster excellent scientists and engineers in the areas of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, and physical chemistry/molecular materials chemistry. The Department has independently undertaken around 100 national, provincial, ministerial and local scientific research programs; the total quantity of research funds reaches around RMB 200 million. In recent years, the Department of Chemistry, as the corresponding unit, has published over 400 papers on the world top-level chemistry journals, including Science, Nature, JACS and Angewandte Chemie.

Adhering to SUSTechʼs motto of “Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, the Department of Chemistry focuses on cultivating studentsʼ innovation, critical thinking and ability for interdisciplinary cooperation. The undergraduates at SUSTech are strongly encouraged to participate in various frontier research programs supervised by professors. The Department maintains a wide range of state-of-the-art lab instruments necessary for modern chemical research and teaching. 

The applicant 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 more than 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 chemhire@sustech.edu.cn. Review of applications and interview of shortlisted applicants will begin from now on until all the position(s) are filled.

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

Further information about SUSTech Department of Chemistry can be found at http://chem.sustc.edu.cn/  

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)