Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Ocean Science

  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Globally competitive salary
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 16th February 2021
  • Expires: 2nd March 2021

1. Overview of SUSTech

Shenzhen, also known as The Great Eagle City, is China’s first Special Economic Zone and recognized as the driving force for the reforming and opening up of the Chinese economy over the past thirty-forty years. In 2017, Shenzhen was selected by the Chinese Government to develop into one of the two International Ocean Cities in China.

Southern University of Science and Technology (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 growing role in the international arena, SUSTech aspires to become 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. More information can be found in website:

2. Overview of DOSE

The Department of Ocean Science and Engineering (DOSE) was founded in July 2015, aiming to build a team of high quality and international faculty,an “Into the deep ocean” scientific research platform, an international research program in Oceanography, and an internationally leading center in Ocean Engineering. Our long-term vision is to station in Shenzhen, devote our research to the three oceans of the globe!

Research areas in Ocean Science include Marine Geophysics/Geology (Solid), Physical Oceanography (Liquid) and Microbial Oceanography/Biogeochemistry etc. Those in Ocean Engineering include Offshore and Coastal Engineering, Offshore Energy & Resource and Ocean Acoustic & Fiber Technology etc.

As in January 2020, DOSE has 17 faculty staff, including five Chair Professors, two Professors, one Associate Professor and nine Assistant Professors. Our plan is to increase the number to 40 within a short period of time.

3. Ocean Science & Faculty Openings

We welcome candidates with experience in one of the following area: Marine Geophysics/Geology (Solid), Physical Oceanography (Liquid) or Microbial Oceanography/ Biogeochemistry.

4. Remuneration & Start-up Packages

I. Income and Benefits

  • Globally competitive (including US & HK) salary
  • Apartment inside campus (depending on remaining apartment quantity) or housing allowance of leasing outside;
  • Social Insurance:Retirement insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing accumulation funds. Special health insurance negotiable.
  • Shenzhen living subsides of CNY 1.6~3 million and other living subsidies according to your talent level.

II. Lab space no less than 150 square meters.

III. SUSTech start-up fund of CNY 1 million and other research funds according to your talent level.

5. How to apply

The candidate must have a proven and consistent track record of high-quality scientific publications, good communication skills and relevant teaching experience corresponding to their stages of career. English are required languages for teaching.

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically to 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae (with a complete list of publications); 3) Statement of research, including justification of your suitability for being a faculty member in DOSE and your future research plan; 4) Statement of teaching, including your teaching philosophy and teaching interests; 5) Three representative full papers; and 6) Names and contact information of five referees. 

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)