Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Faculty Positions in the SOE at the Westlake University

Westlake University
Yungu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Mar 2024

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Applied Science, Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics, Physics
Job Type
Faculty Member, Head of Department, Lecturer, Professor
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

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Westlake University is a new type of non-profit research-oriented university in Hangzhou, China, supported by public and private funding. Preceded by the Westlake Institute for Advanced Study, Westlake University is creating a stimulating, world-class environment for research and education in science, engineering and technology, and life sciences.

The School of Engineering (SOE) is devoted to frontier research in applied sciences and technological innovations to sustainably advance human well-being. It aims to establish key strengths at the cutting edge of science and technology through interdisciplinary research, educating forward-thinking students, and recruiting top talent from around the world.



  • Category: Faculty
  • Department: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AI),SOE
  • Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN
  • Employment Type: Full-time

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a major driving engine in modern scientific and social developments and a technological cornerstone of our future life. It will continue to reshape multi-facets of scientific and technological research and development and foster emerging transitions in a broad range of intellectual and commercial realms.


The AI Program is committed to conducting innovative research in three major categories:

1. Basic research in data science, covering applied mathematics, machine learning, deep learning, human-like learning, etc.

2. Computer vision, natural language processing, speech processing, intelligent perception, data mining, visualization, etc.

3. Robot learning, autonomous control and decision-making, robot systems, etc.

4. AI+ interdisciplinary research and application


We are dedicated to achieving influential innovations in theories and applications of these research fields. In addition to scientific research leadership, we also emphasize undergraduate and graduate education, with the goal of cultivating the next generation of global leaders through inspiring research problems to motivate their professional development.


To apply, please describe your candidate profile and email it to:

Or submit your application via Interfolio to:


The application package should include these documents in “English as a single PDF file”:

  1. Cover Letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae - an up-to-date CV including a complete publication list;
  3. Statement of long-term Research Goals.


Candidates for tenure-track positions must provide names and contact information of 3 referees, asking them to directly send their reference letters to:

Candidates for tenured positions are expected to have achieved international distinction and intellectual leadership in their scholarly work. Selected candidates will be contacted to provide reference letters.

At the time of appointment, applicants are expected to have earned a doctoral degree in a field related to Electrical Engineering. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications of the selected applicant. Applications will be evaluated by the search committee once all required application documents are received.


For any questions concerning the application process, please send an email to:


westlake University

Westlake University

Westlake University is a new type of non-profit research-oriented university supported by public and private funding. The predecessor of Westlake University is Westlake Institute for Advanced Study. Founded by scientists including Yigong Shi, Shiyi Chen, Jianwei Pan and Yi Rao, Westlake Institute for Advanced Study was established in Hangzhou on December 10, 2016. On February 14, 2018, Westlake University was established with the approval of the Ministry of Education of China.

With the aim to be a world-class research and education institution, the university is committed to attracting the globally leading professors, developing state-of-the-art disciplines, cultivating world-class talents and making fundamental discoveries.

By 2026, Westlake University is expected to have about 5,000 full-time students (including 3,000 graduate students and 2,000 undergraduate students), 300 assistant, associate and full professors (including chair professors), 600 research, teaching, technical support and administrative staff, and around 900 postdoctoral fellows.

Within 10-15 years, the university aims to have globally leading research programs in some disciplines and to make significant contributions in basic research, technological innovation as well as translation.


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