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Faculty Positions Open, ShanghaiTech University

ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China
Competitive salary
Closing date
27 Aug 2024

Job Details

Faculty Positions(Physical Science and Technology)

School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST):

Academic Disciplines:

Energy, Materials and Environment Science and Engineering


Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Physical Science and Engineering as well as postdoctoral experience for junior level position. They will be expected to establish an independent research program. The senior position applicants are expected to be leading scientists in his/her research disciplinary.

Application Procedure:

Applications should include curriculum vitae, a 3 page statement of research interests and the names of three individuals who can serve as references for the candidate. These materials should be sent to Dr. Zhou Qing (email:


Center for Transformative Science (CTS):

Academic Disciplines:

Applicants in the following areas are encouraged but not limited:

  1. Theory and simulation of photon-matter interactions, particularly its applications in ultrafast laser/X-ray spectroscopy.
  2. Novel methods for characterizing, accessing, and manipulating amorphous materials and biological materials.
  3. Coherent diffraction imaging and its applications in free electron laser, synchrotron radiation, and electron microscopy; Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and its applications.
  4. New in-situ and operando characterization method development for synchrotron radiation and X-ray free electron laser and its applications in energy science and life science
  5. Pixel array x-ray/electron detectors and big data analysis.


  1. With excellent academic and scientific research background, applicants should have a doctoral degree in science and engineering, generally with postdoctoral experience.
  2. With innovative and independent ideas and research ability, applicants should be able to set up an independent research group, with good teamwork ability.
  3. Experience in large science project or interdisciplinary research is preferred.

Application Procedure:

Submit a cover letter, a 2-page research plan, a CV plus copies of 3 most significant publications, and names and contacts of three referees in English with PDF version to


Faculty Positions(Life Science and Technology)

School of Life Science and Technology(SLST)

Academic Disciplines:

  1. Biomedicine and Pharmacology
  2. Developmental and Regenerative Biology
  3. Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
  4. Immunology and Metabolism
  5. Molecular and Cellular Biology
  6. Neuroscience
  7. Computational Structural Biology


Successful applicants should have an exceptional track record of research in life science or technology within the last five years. The recruited faculty members are expected to develop a first-rate research program and contribute to the educational missions of undergraduate and graduate programs in SLST.

Application Procedure:

Submit a cover letter containing the description of the major research achievements, a 2-3 page statement of research interests, an up-to-date CV, up to 3 copies of most significant publications, and the contact information of three references to Review of applications is on a rolling basis with no deadlines, until all the positions are filled.

For more information, please visit our website:


School of Biomedical Engineering(BME)

Academic Disciplines:

Candidates in all areas of Biomedical Engineering shall be considered. Our recruitment focuses, but is not limited to: Medical Imaging and Informatics (i.e., MR, CT, PET, Radiotherapy), Intelligent Medicine (using Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data), and Smart Biomedical Instruments (i.e., Wearable Device and Medical Robotics).


  • Strong research productivity and demonstrated potentials;
  • Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Medical Imaging, Medical Physics, Biomedical Image Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Medical Robotics, or other related scientific disciplines);
  • A minimum relevant (including PhD) research experience of 4 years.

Application Procedure:

Submit (in English, PDF version) a cover letter, a 2-page research plan, a CV plus copies of 3 most significant publications, and names of three referees to:


Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS)


Successful applicants should have an excellent education background and remarkable track record of research in biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedicine or related field, also have innovative and independent ideas and research ability, applicants should be able to set up an independent research group, with good teamwork ability.

Application Procedure:

Please submit (in English, PDF version) a cover letter, a 2-page research plan, a CV plus copies of 3 most significant publications, and at least of three referees’ names to: The positions will be open until they are filled by appropriate candidates.


iHuman Institute

Academic Disciplines:

The iHuman Institute uniquely brings together research groups in the fields of Chemistry, Computational Biology, Imaging, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Cell Biology, MRI, AI/ML and Translational Drug Discovery

Application Email:


Faculty Positions(Information & Mathematical Science)

School of Information Science and Technology(SIST)

Academic Disciplines:

Candidates in all areas of information science and technology shall be considered. Our recruitment focus includes, but is not limited to: computer science and technology, electronic science and technology, information and communication engineering, scientific machine learning, applied mathematics and statistics, data science, robotics, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, internet of things, electrical engineering, intelligent power and energy systems, computer systems and security, operation research, mathematical optimization and other interdisciplinary fields involving information science and technology, especially areas related to AI.


  • Strong research productivity and demonstrated potentials;
  • Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, or related field);
  • A minimum relevant (including PhD) research experience of 4 years.
  • Application Procedure:

Submit (in English, PDF version) a cover letter, a 2-page research plan, a CV plus copies of 3 most significant publications, and names of three referees to:

For more information, please visit

or contact


Institute of Mathematical Sciences(IMS)

Academic Disciplines:

  1. Pure mathematics: algebraic geometry, differential geometry, partial differential equations, number theory, probability.
  2. Theory of Computing: all areas of theoretical computer science, especially algorithms and computa- tional complexity.
  3. Applied mathematics: computational mathematics, statistics and data science, physical mathematics, mathematical and computational biology, biostatistics, mathematical finance, operations research, actuarial sciences.


Assistant professors are expected to be young mathematicians who have a demonstrated potential to be leading researchers internationally. These “tenure-track” positions have a six-year duration. Associate professors are established experts in their field. These tenured positions are permanent.

Postdoctoral fellow positions are also available for young scientists.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are encouraged to submit the following documents through

  • CV, including a list of publications
  • A research statement of up to 5 pages, describing their main achievements to date, as well as outlining the program of research they intend to follow for the next few years.
  • A teaching statement
  • Four letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address teaching.

Applications received will get full consideration. Early applications are encouraged as they will be evaluated on a rolling basis, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled.


Faculty Positions(School of Creativity and Art (SCA))

Academic Disciplines:

Preferred academic disciplines include but are not limited to: industry design, interaction design, human computer interaction, design engineering, media transmission, digital art, materials and design, design/art theory,mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, sensory control, digital simulation, artificial intelligence,  3D design, digital media , game design, virtual reality.


Ph.D. degree in above disciplines;

  • Strong teaching ability and research productivity;
  • Strong interests and track records or demonstrated potentials in applying innovative technologies to design and art

Application Procedure:

Submit (PDF version) to: and indicate the recruitment ads source. For more information, visit

  1. personal resume with detailed information including study and work experience, published academic papers/books,  scientific research projects hosted, courses taught, academic rewards, etc. 
  2. a 1-page teaching plan, including the name of the available courses and a brief description of the course content
  3. a 1-page research plan, including research interests and future plan
  4. copies of 3 most significant publications/ design portfolio
  5. contact information of at least three referees (name, position, email, etc.) and your relationship. We will invite your referees to personally send recommendation letters when necessary


Faculty Positions(Humanities & Management Sciences)

Institute of Humanities(IH)

Academic Disciplines:

  • Philosophy: Chinese Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Science, Ethics of Science and Technology, Bioethics, Aesthetics
  • Chinese Language and Literature: Chinese Linguistics, Early-medieval Chinese Literature, , Chinese Film and Media Studies, Comparative Literature (with a focus on China/East Asia)
  • History: World History, Historical Theory, Art History, Intellectual History
  • Foreign Languages and Literature: French, German, Japanese, British and American Literature, Language Pedagogy, Classics, Film and Television Studies/Popular Culture, Political Science and International Relations
  • History and Literature of Early China (from the Shang to Qin dynasties)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies of Science and Humanities: Candidates with interdisciplinary skills, especially those with expertise in AI such as deep learning and LLM (Large Language Model)


  1. Excellent academic background.
  2. Capable of continuously publishing high-impact research, outstanding achievements in his/her area of research, and proven track record of excellent research capacity and potential.
  3. Excellent teaching achievements recognized by experts in relevant field.
  4. Capable of teaching at least three different courses.

Application Procedure:

  1. To apply for this position, please submit the following items to
  2. Cover letter
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Teaching& Research statements
  5. 1-2 Sample syllabi
  6. Representative publications (three to five articles or monograph)
  7. Names, titles, and contact information for three references (only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted.)


School of Entrepreneurship and Management(SEM)

Academic Disciplines:

Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Management of Technology, Management Science, Finance, Marketing, OB/HR, and Strategy.


Junior applicants should have a PhD degree when reporting duty and high potential in teaching and research. Candidates for Associate and Full Professor posts are expected to have demonstrated academic leadership. Appointment with tenure can be offered to candidates with outstanding research and teaching record.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including contact information of three references) to:


Physician-Scientist Positions in Research Hospital, ShanghaiTech University

Shanghai Clinical Research and Trial Center, the Research Hospital of ShanghaiTech University, is a newly established academic health center located in the heart of Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong, Shanghai. Aiming to be a world-class research hospital, it was founded in 2021 with the tripartite mission of providing evidence-based practice and patient-centered care, executing value-based clinical and translational research, and educating the next generation of caregivers and researchers.

Supported by a broad and deep array of resources from Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, and ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai Clinical Research and Trial Center is committed to building an integrated platform for seamless connection between clinical needs and basic research. It has established six disease diagnosis and treatment centers focusing on clinical/health problem-oriented research in the major fields of 1) Tumor, 2) Neurological diseases, 3) Pan-vascular diseases, 4) Respiratory system diseases, 5) Rheumatic, immune and musculoskeletal diseases, and 6) Sensory system diseases. The 136,000 sq.m. hospital will have 500 beds, of which 300 beds will be dedicated specifically to research, with a future plan to increase to 1,000 beds as the hospital develops.

We are now inviting highly qualified candidates all over the world to join our academic health community. Our recruitment and job application process will remain open year-round. The details are as follows:


  1. Physician-Scientists: Physician-Scientists work as both clinicians and researchers to help patients by conducting clinical activities and developing potential new therapies, cures, and preventative medicine options;
  2. Directors of clinical departments: Senior Physicians or Physician-Scientists who lead the clinical departments and provide management and administration of department operations and services;
  3. Directors of the disease diagnosis and treatment centers: Senior Physician-Scientists who implement the vision and lead the strategic direction for the center in multi-disciplinary clinical practice, research and education.


A successful candidate will be an MD or MD/PhD who is committed to pioneering major advances in medical practice through clinical and/or translational research. Candidates should ideally have a strong clinical background as well as an exceptional track record of basic or translational research demonstrated by publications in leading peer-reviewed journals or successful technology transfer. International clinical/academic training or work experience is highly desired.

Directors of clinical departments should be Physicians or Physician-Scientists equivalent to associate professor rank or above, and Directors of disease diagnosis and treatment centers should be Physician-Scientists equivalent to full professor, with priority given to candidates with experience in responsible leadership roles.

Physician-Scientists will be eligible to hold tenured/tenure-track faculty appointments in the Medical School of ShanghaiTech University. The academic rank and remuneration package will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

How to apply:

Review of candidates will begin immediately and positions stay open until filled. Interested applicants should submit (in English, PDF version) a cover letter, a CV, a research/work plan, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

We are also recruiting Physicians in all clinical specialties. Candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our healthcare team are welcome to visit to obtain more job information.

Join us and be at the forefront of world-class healthcare and clinical research!






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ShanghaiTech University 上海科技大学

Jointly founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government in 2013, ShanghaiTech University aspires to be a small-scale, high-level, international university oriented towards research and innovation, for nurturing the next generation of innovative scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs. On February 14, 2022, ShanghaiTech joined the list of China’s World-Class Universities Project as the youngest university in that list. With the backing and support of our two co-founding institutions, ShanghaiTech is committed to tackling the challenges that China and the world are facing in the fields covering artificial intelligence, biology, biomedical engineering, data science, electrical engineering, energy, environment, human health, materials, and others.

ShanghaiTech’s tenure-track system is attracting talented faculty with a wealth of experience from world-leading universities and institutes. Currently there are ~340 professors under the tenure-track system, 80% of whom have overseas study or work experiences and around 14% are foreign nationals. Our team of nearly 290 adjunct professors includes four Nobel Prize winners, 38 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).


With a focus on STEM fields, ShanghaiTech has established the following schools, institutes, one center and a research hospital:

-School of Physical Science and Technology

-School of Life Science and Technology

-School of Information Science and Technology

-School of Entrepreneurship and Management

-School of Creativity and Art

-Institute of Humanities

-School of Biomedical Engineering

-Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies

-iHuman Institute

-Institute of Mathematical Sciences

-Center for Transformative Science

-Institute of Carbon Neutrality

-Shanghai Clinical Research and Trial Center (research hospital)


Located in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, ShanghaiTech plays an important role in the development of the Zhangjiang Comprehensive National Science Center, in partnership with CAS institutes. The proximity of neighboring facilities offers numerous opportunities for scientific collaborations. The world-class scientific facilities include: National Center for Protein Science (Shanghai), Shanghai HIgh repetitioN rate XFEL and Extreme light facility (SHINE), Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility (SULF), Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF), Shanghai Soft X-ray Free Electron Laser Facility (SXEFL), and others. These facilities welcome not only ShanghaiTech staff and students, but also other researchers from China and the world.

Currently, there are over 300 research groups at ShanghaiTech. Since 2016, ShanghaiTech has published 85 Cell, Nature and Science papers as the main affiliation, and multiple achievements are recognized at the national/municipal level, including two awards among Top 10 Scientific Advances in China, one award among Top 10 S&T Advances in Chinese Universities, five awards among Top 10 Advances in Life Sciences in China, and one 1st prize of the Shanghai S&T Awards, etc.

In 2019, ShanghaiTech ranks first in the Report on Tech Transfer Achievements in China (Higher Education Institution)1. Since the birth of the first spinoff company in 2016, ShanghaiTech has incubated 40 spinoffs, spanning the areas of biomedicine, IT&AI, high-end manufacturing and new energy. Not only the faculty, but also the students become founders of those spinouts. Further, dedicated incubators inside and outside the campus serve as vital “powerhouses” of innovation practices and bridges for connecting technical, market, policy and capital resources.


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