Assistant/Associate/Full/Chair Professor in Ocean Engineering


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 28th October 2021
  • Expires: 27th December 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 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: http://www.sustech.edu.cn.

2. Overview of DOSE

The Department of Ocean Science and Engineering (DOSE) was founded in December 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.

Until late August 2021, DOSE has 25 faculty staff, including 7 Chair Professors, 2 Professors, 3 Associate Professor and 13 Assistant Professors. Our plan is to increase the number to 40 within a short period of time.

3. Ocean Engineering & Faculty Openings

Ocean Engineering is a strategic discipline for development in DOSE and SUSTech. We plan to appoint over 10 faculty staff at all levels including Assistant/Associate/Full/Chair Professors in the following areas:

  • Structural engineering
  • Coastal and ocean dynamics
  • Wind engineering
  • Wave-structure interaction
  • Ocean renewable energy
  • Ocean resources and mining engineering
  • Pipelines
  • Ocean acoustics & other techniques
  • Ocean engineering equipment
  • Ocean engineering surveying
  • Ocean disasters

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 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

Candidates 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 wangy9@sustech.edu.cn: 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) Paper recitation results; and 6) 3-5 recommendation letters by tutor and international renowned scholars.

All applications will be considered shortly after received and offers will be made to those who are qualified.

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)