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Faculty Positions in School of Engineering, Westlake University

Westlake University
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Competitive salary
Closing date
3 May 2025

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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 Engineering (SOE) at Westlake University (Westlake) is seeking to fill multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in all ranks. We seek candidates with research interests in but not limited to the following seven programs and areas.

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Program 1: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AI).

Areas: (1) AI Fundamental Research; (2) AI Core Application Research; (3) AI+ Cross-disciplinary Research

AI Program Homepage:

Program 2: Biomedical Engineering (BME).

Areas: (1) Biomaterials; (2) Bioelectronics and Neuroengineering; (3) Computational Medicine

BME Program Homepage:

Program 3: Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).

Areas: (1) Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering; (2) Synthetic Biology; (3) Energy and Environment.

CBE Program Homepage:

Program 4: Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE).

Areas: (1) Optics, Photonics and Optoelectronics; (2) Micro- and Nano-fabrication Technologies; (3) Microelectronics and Telecommunications; (4) Electronic and Energy Devices.

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Program 5: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).

Areas: (1) Robotics and Mechanical Systems; (2) Materials for Health (3) Advanced Manufacturing; (4) Energy Materials;(5) Electronic Materials.

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Program 6: Sustainable and Environmental Engineering (SEE).

Areas: (1) Eco-environmental Systems and Global Change; (2) Food, Resources and Sustainability; (3) Environmental Chemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology; (4) Carbon Neutrality Strategy and Technology.

SEE Program Homepage:

Program 7: Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE).

Areas: (1) Solid and fluid mechanics; (2) Dynamics and control; (3) Robotics; (4) Advanced manufacturing; and (4) Control and optimization.

MechSE Program Homepage:

The SOE has 87 faculty in the abovementioned programs, including 13 Chair Professors, 8 Professors and Associate Professors, 64 Tenure-Track Assistant and Associate Professors, and 2 Westlake Fellows. The SOE has approximately 460 graduate students. We have the following facilities: (1) Biomedical Research Core Facilities; (2) Laboratory Animal Resource Center; (3) Westlake Center for Micro/Nano Fabrication; (4) Westlake University High Performance Center; (5) Instrumentation and Service Center for Physical Sciences; (6) Instrumentation and Service Center for Molecular Sciences.

Faculty members in SOE are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service endeavors.

How to apply

To apply, please create a candidate profile and send an Email to: (Email Title: Name + Program) or submit your application via INTERFOLIO: The application package should include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (your up-to-date CV with publication list), 3) statement of research summary and research proposal (3-5 pages), all in one single pdf file.

Candidates for tenure-track positions must provide names and contact information for three letters of reference in the application file or arrange three letters of reference to be sent by referees directly to

Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship, selected candidates will be contacted to provide reference letters.

At the time of appointment, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The evaluation of applications by the search committee will be initiated immediately once the application files are complete.

Review of applications will start upon receipt and will continue until the positions are filled. For exceptional applicants recommended by the faculty search committee, we will schedule interviews immediately.

This advertisement is valid, and positions remain open until filled. For any questions concerning the application process, please send an email to


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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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