Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Data Science


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 28th October 2021
  • Expires: 27th December 2021

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE, http://cse.sustc.edu.cn/en/), Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, has multiple tenure-track faculty openings at all ranks, including Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor. We are looking for outstanding candidates with demonstrated research achievements and keen interest in teaching, in the area of Data Science 

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree, outstanding research achievements (demonstrated by publications in leading venues) and demonstrated potentials in outstanding teaching. Teaching at SUSTech is bilingual, in either English or Putonghua. It is perfectly acceptable to use English only in all lectures, assignments and exams. In fact, our existing faculty members include several non-Chinese speaking professors.

Established in 2016, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is one of the youngest departments in SUSTech. Currently, there are 28 tenured/tenure-track professors,including 5 chair professors, 4 full professors, 8 associate professors and 11 assistant professors. All faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have research and/or teaching experiences in world-renowned universities. Among them, there are 3 IEEE fellows and 10 are recognized by national talent programs. Our faculty members won prestigious international awards every year since 2016, from individual research awards to outstanding paper awards. Since its inception, our faculty members have published over 840 fully refereed papers and secured external grants of RMB 267 million. The Department is planned to grow to a target size of 40-50 tenured/tenure-track professors. We sincerely welcome ambitious researchers from all over the world to join us! (Website: http://cse.sustech.edu.cn/en/)

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 fourth-busiest container port, and the third-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 9th place on the 2020-2021 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 2020, there were around 18 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 here.

We provide some of the best start-up packages in the sector to our faculty members, including one fully-funded PhD studentship per year, in addition to a significant 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 cshire@sustech.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)