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Faculty Positions in the Institute of Humanities, ShanghaiTech University

ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China
Closing date
7 Nov 2023

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Applied Science
Job Type
Faculty Member, Lecturer, Professor, Research Assistant, Researcher
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

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The mission of the Institute of Humanities is to develop and nurture, within the context of Global Humanities, interdisciplinary and transnational research that moves beyond conceived boundaries or divisions, and embraces the ever-changing new horizons. We welcome academics with an international vision and a commitment to excellence in research and teaching to join us at varying stages of their career advancement.

We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Philosophy, History, Literature, Political Science, US-China relations, and American Studies.

Applicants should have a conferred Ph.D by time of appointment. In addition to a highly competitive salary, we provide generous research funding and extensive opportunities for global collaboration. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Institute of Humanities at ShanghaiTech University, China, invites applications for tenure-track and teaching-track positions including professors, associate professors and assistant professors as well as research fellows from renowned universities and research institutions at home and abroad.

Teaching & Research Areas: Chinese Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Logic, Science Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ancient literature, modern literature, literary theory, comparative literature and world literature, Chinese writing, Chinese history, World history, Historical theory, Art history, English Language and Literature, French language and literature, German language and literature, Cultural Anthropology, Political Science and International Relations, especially Sino-US relations.

Application Procedure:

1. Your personal resume with information about applicant’s education background and work experience, publications, research programs and academic awards.

2. Cover letter with brief introduction of your research and teaching experience as well as your future plan.

3. Provide detailed contact information of your three referees and we may contact them directly for sending the reference letters if necessary. Please also indicate your relations with the referees.

4. 3-5 representative papers or monograph (full text in electronic version) Please send the above application documents to

Our Search Committee will review all the applications and further contact you if you are selected as a qualified candidate.


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ShanghaiTech University 上海科技大学

Tackling China’s Challenges through Science and Technology

ShanghaiTech is a young resource-rich university with a modern residential campus in the heart of Shanghai Pudong’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. With an academic focus on STEM research, ShanghaiTech is committed to serving China’s national challenges in economic and social development with the focus on science and technology, and nurturing the next generation of innovative scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. 

With the backing and support of Shanghai Municipal Government and Chinese Academy of Sciences, ShanghaiTech’s six schools and seven research institutes are committed to tackling the challenges that China and the world are facing in the fields of energy, materials, biology, environment, human health, information technology and mathematics.


Addressing pressing challenges

ShanghaiTech is dedicated to be a research university of academic excellence and a dynamic people centered hub where innovative research, education, and community service meet to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and to solving global challenges.

Located in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, ShanghaiTech is close to various industries and venture companies. It is also near several large science facilities, including the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the National Facility of Protein Science in Shanghai, the National Drug Screening Platform and the Shanghai Center for Microsatellites. Over 700,000 square meters in area, its campus was designed to be faculty and student oriented and to facilitate interaction and integration.

Focusing on science and technology, ShanghaiTech University comprises six schools — the School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST), the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), the School of Life Science and Technology (SLST), the School of Biochemical Engineering(BME), the School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM), and the School of Creativity and Art (SCA) — and five research institutes — the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS), the iHuman Institute, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Humanities, Institute of Carbon Neutrality — and one Research Hospital (also called as Shanghai Clinical Research and Trial Center) and one center for Transformative Science.


Investing in people

The university is forming a top-tier faculty of 1,000 professors, including 500 tenured or tenure-track faculty (recruited globally) and 500 distinguished professors-in-residence from CAS or other prestigious universities or institutes. ShanghaiTech’s innovative university-wide tenure-track system attracts talented faculty with a wealth of experience from around the world, nearly 20% are foreign nationals and more than 90% of the faculty earned their PhD abroad, including four Nobel laureates, ten National Academy of Sciences (USA) members, seven fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Science s, two Royal Society (UK) fellows, thirty-seven CAS members and five Chinese Academy of Engineering members.

ShanghaiTech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It will eventually have 2,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students (including 3,000 PhD candidates).

ShanghaiTech aims to nurture future leading scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. At ShanghaiTech, residential colleges work closely with schools to foster students’ moral integrity, academic capabilities and innovative spirit. Students are encouraged to investigate the challenges China faces, to explore cutting-edge research areas and high-tech industries, and to implement their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.


Advancing research through collaboration

By encouraging an interdisciplinary approach and the integration of university and national research facilities, the university aims to form a complete innovation value chain, which will drive industrial development through the advancement of science.

ShanghaiTech is actively engaged in the globalization of education. It has extensive collaborations with University of California, Berkeley, the University of Chicago, MIT, Yale University, Harvard University, and the University of Padova. To break down barriers between research and industry, ShanghaiTech collaborates closely with domestic and international high-tech companies in joint research and development and student training.

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