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Physics Faculty Positions at Westlake University

Westlake University
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Internationally competitive salary and startup package will be provided
Closing date
6 Feb 2024

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Applied Science, Physics
Job Type
Faculty Member, Professor
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

About Us

Founded in 2018, 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 Science consists of faculties of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Physics at the School of Science is committed to fostering inclusive excellence in a variety of research and teaching activities. Our current research groups cover various areas of condensed matter physics and quantum physics, with expected expansion to other major branches of contemporary physics.

Additional information about the School of Science can be found at

About this Search

This search is open to candidates in all broadly defined areas of Physics (condensed matter physics including soft condensed matter and biophysics, photonics, AMO and quantum information, high energy and particle physics, cosmology, astrophysics, etc.). Competitive candidates should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research accomplishments, an innovative future research plan, an ability to achieve teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community in the practice and teaching of science. The successful candidates will be expected to have a promising research and publication agenda, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and commit to university service and public outreach. Westlake provides an inclusive environment for all employees and welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Multiple positions are open at all ranks:

Tenured faculty: Associate Professor, Full Professor, or Chair Professor

- The applicant should have world-class academic achievements and hold tenured Associate Professorship (or above) or equivalent positions in world-class universities or research institutes.

- The applicant promises to work full-time at Westlake upon acceptance of the offer. 

Tenure-track faculty: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

- The applicant should have a doctorate degree.

- The applicant promises to work full-time at Westlake upon acceptance of the offer. The first appointment will be six years. 

Salary, Benefits, and Start-up package

Each faculty member will receive an internationally competitive salary and a fringe benefits package that includes a generous housing option, a high-end medical care plan for the entire family, a generous retirement pension, and schooling assistance for children.


Each faculty member is provided with an internationally competitive start-up package that includes long-term and sufficient research funds, ample laboratory space, excellent equipment, and research support. Stable financial support safeguards every research project that is designed to push the envelope of human knowledge.



For any questions concerning the application process, please email



School of Science, Westlake University

- Yungu Campus: 600 Dunyu Road, Sandun Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province 310030, CHINA

- Yunqi Campus: 18 Shilongshan Road, Cloud Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province 310024, CHINA


Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically via INTERFOLIO:

The application package should include the following materials:

1. Cover letter: rank of the position that you apply to, an overview of the goals/vision of your research program, your most significant scientific accomplishments, a summary of experiences and qualifications that position you to achieve your goals;

2. Curriculum vitae: a complete list of publications should be included;

3. A detailed Statement of Research Summary (maximum of 2 pages) and Research Proposals (maximum of 6 pages);

4. For junior candidates who apply to tenure track assistant professor positions, 3 letters of reference should be provided.


We will begin to review applications on January 10, 2024. Applications received after the deadline may be considered on the basis of academic merit and/or available vacancies.



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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