Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Solid Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 16th November 2020
  • Expires: 1st December 2020

The Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty position(s). We seek ambitious and creative candidate who is well versed with the fundamentals of solid mechanics or some focused areas of aerospace engineering, has the vision and capability of carrying out interdisciplinary research, and will contribute to the collegial and collaborative environment of the department. Research expertise interfusing solid mechanics with any other disciplines are welcome, such as multi-physics and multi-scale computational mechanics, mechanics of advanced materials, experimental solid mechanics, biomechanics, machine learning and data-driven simulations; as well as expertise in aerospace engineering, such as aerodynamics, aerostructures, aeroenginespropulsion, control, and or orbital mechanics. The candidate with the above-mentioned expertise and working in the application aeras of aeroengines, wind turbines, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to build strong and independent research, advise graduate and undergraduate students, publish in archival journals, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in solid mechanics and/or aerospace engineering. The senior candidate is expected to play leadership roles in research and education efforts in the department. Globally competitive salaries and attractive start-up packages will be provided to all new faculty hires.

The MAE Department was established in the end of 2015, and has graduated its first two classes of students in 2018 and 2019. The department has two undergraduate programs: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Aerospace Engineering, and possesses state-certified BS, MS and PhD degree programs. The department currently has 20 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, conducting active research in the general areas of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, computational mechanics, micro and soft materials/ and devices, aeroengines, aeroacoustics, and unmanned aerial vehiclesUAVs, and aeroacoustics.

Established in 2012, SUSTech is a public institution in Shenzhen, a special economic zone in China. Located in the Pearl River Delta region and neighboring Hong Kong, Shenzhen is one of the top four most prosperous cities in China and has been consistently referred to as the leader in technological developments. The mission of SUSTech has been to be a model in the reform of higher education in China and become a world-class institution with a strong emphasis on student learning experience, world-class research, innovation and entrepreneurship. The teaching language is English for most of the courses taught at the SUSTech. More information about SUSTech can be found at http://sustech.edu.cn/

The applicant should submit the following materials: (1) A complete curriculum vita; (2) Names, affiliations, and contact information of at least three references; (3)  A statement of research interests and plan; (4) Statement of teaching philosophy statement of research and teaching interests and plan; and (45) Copies of three representative research publications. These above-mentioned application materials should be sent by e-mail to: hiring@sustech.edu.cn. Women Female candidates are especially welcome to apply for these open positions.

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)