Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Programming Languages and Compilers

  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 16th February 2021
  • Expires: 2nd March 2021

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE,, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) invites applications for tenure-track faculty position(s). We are looking for outstanding candidate with demonstrated research achievements and keen interest in teaching, in the following area (but are not restricted to)::

Programming Languages and Compilers

The applicant should have an earned Ph.D. degree and demonstrated achievements in both research and teaching. The teaching language at SUSTech is bilingual, either English or Putonghua. It is perfectly acceptable to use English in all lectures, assignments, exams. In fact, our existing faculty members include several non-Chinese speaking professors.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SUSTech was founded in 2016. It has 27 tenured or tenure-track professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees or have years of experience in overseas universities. 24 of the 27 were recruited from outside the mainland China. Among them, three are IEEE fellows, two were editors-in-chief of IEEE journals. The department is expected to grow to 50 tenured or tenure-track faculty members eventually, in addition to teaching-only professors and research-only professors. In 2019, the department has secured external grants of RMB123.5 million (approx USD18 million). 

The City and The University                                                                                 

Established in 2012, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public institution funded by the municipal of Shenzhen, a special economic zone city in China. Shenzhen is a major city located in Southern China, situated immediately north to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. As one of China's major gateways to the world, Shenzhen is the country's fastest-growing city in the past two decades. The city is the high-tech and manufacturing hub of southern China, home to the world's third-busiest container port, and the fourth-busiest airport on the Chinese mainland. As a picturesque coastal city, Shenzhen is also a popular tourist destination and was named one of the world's 31 must-see tourist destinations in 2010 by The New York Times. Shenzhen ranks 66th place on the 2017 Global City Competitiveness List, released by the National Academy of Economic Strategy, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and United Nations Habitat. At the end of 2018, there were around 20 million residents in Shenzhen. 

SUSTech is a pioneer in higher education reform in China. The mission of the University is to become a globally recognized research university which emphasizes academic excellence and promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Set on five hundred acres of wooded landscape in the picturesque Nanshan (South Mountain) area, the campus offers an ideal environment for learning and research.

Terms & Applications 

SUSTech is committed to increase the diversity of its faculty, and has a range of family-friendly policies in place. The university offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits including medical insurance, retirement and housing subsidies, which are among the best in China. Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience. More information can be found at 

We provide some of the best start-up packages in the sector to our faculty members, including one PhD studentship per year, in addition to a significant amount of start-up grant (which can be used to fund additional PhD students and postdocs, research travels, and research equipment).

Application Procedure

To apply, please provide a cover letter identifying the primary areas of your research and listing your five best publications, curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements, and forward them to

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)