ShanghaiTech University

Multiple Faculty Positions at ShanghaiTech University

ShanghaiTech University

Shanghai, China

ShanghaiTech University is a research establishment comprising four schools and two research institutes. The structure of our four schools emphasizes the cross-disciplinary and innovative nature of our research, approach to education and community service. We intend to leverage our location in the City of Shanghai, with the support of the Shanghai Municipal Government and the extraordinary resources of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
ShanghaiTech is building up a strong faculty of 1000 professors including 500 tenure-track/tenured professors from global recruitment and 500 distinguished professors-in-residence from CAS institutes and other prestigious universities or institutes. Among the current faculty (363 by the middle of October 2015) are 3 Nobel laureates, 3 National Academy of Sciences (USA) members, 1 Royal Society (UK) fellow, 23 CAS members, 3 Chinese Academy of Engineering members and 3 IEEE fellows.
Our inaugural undergraduate class of 2014 has 207 members drawn from the nation’s top high schools and our third cohort of graduate students (385) entered this fall. We have campuses in downtown Shanghai and Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park (the Silicon Valley of China). ShanghaiTech is completing a state-of-the-art research infrastructure and has formed a network of research alliances with nearby facilities such as the CAS Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility and the National Center for Protein Science Shanghai.

We are seeking applications and nominations for multiple faculty positions at all ranks.
Initial Research Support Package: ShanghaiTech will provide internationally competitive start-up fund plus support of Research Associate and Post-Doctoral fellows. Laboratory space will be provided matching the research needs.
Compensation and Benefits: Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and academic accomplishments. ShanghaiTech also offers a comprehensive benefit package.

1. School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST)
SPST aspires to become one of the national and international intellectual hubs for original research in materials, energy and the environment. SPST aims to tackle the most fundamental scientific questions in these disciplines and to become the intellectual property (IP) powerhouse for their technological applications. The School encourages academic freedom and innovation, original research, bold/risky ideas, cross-disciplinary collaboration and tech-transfer.
Qualifications: Successful applicants should have a doctoral degree in Physical Science and Engineering as well as postdoctoral experience for junior level position, which will be expected to establish an independent, internationally recognized research program, supervise students and teach two courses a year. The senior position applicants are expected to be leading scientists in his/her research disciplinary. We particularly welcome those with research interests related to Energy, Materials and Environment Science and Engineering to apply.
2. School of Life Science and Technology (SLST)
SLST seeks scientific breakthroughs building on the competence of life-science research teams from CAS Shanghai and collaboration with the R&D centres of leading pharma-companies in Zhangjiang. The education programmes and research topics are designed to address the prominent questions in the frontier fields of life science. The School advocates interdisciplinary approaches and emphasizes the integration of basic and applied research. SLST is currently seeking applications focused on, but not limited to, genomics and proteomics, epigenetics, RNA biology, systems biology, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, super-resolution microscopy, chemical biology and drug discovery, and translational medicine.
Qualifications: Successful applicants should have an exceptional track record of research in life sciences or a closely related discipline within the last five years. Besides maintaining an active research program, the recruited applicants will be expected to contribute to the educational missions of undergraduate and graduate programmes within SLST.
3. School of Information Science and Technology (SIST)
SIST’s mission is to cultivate, nurture, educate, and train future technology innovators, enterprise leaders, R&D specialists, and entrepreneurs in information science and technology. It promotes both basic and applied research of the highest level by recruiting world-class scholars and researchers with international reputation as faculty members to establish state-of-the-art core technology laboratories, by collaborating broadly and closely with world-leading universities, research institutions, and hi-tech companies, and by taking advantages of Yangtze Deltas vibrant eco-environment rich with academic talents, financial strength, hi-tech industrial base, and superb regional economic policies. The School emphasizes the establishment of an innovative and personalized education system for undergraduate and postgraduate students. SIST seeks candidates in all cutting-edge areas of information science and technology. Recruitment focus includes, but is not limited to: the following special research areas: applied mathematics, advanced computer architecture and technologies, nano-scale and solid state electronics, semi-conductor devices, ultra-high speed and low power circuits, intelligent information and signal processing systems, next-generation computer systems, computational foundations, bigdata analytics, data mining, visualization, computer vision, robotics and control, bio-computing, smart energy/power devices and systems, information theory and communications, highly-scalable and multi-service heterogeneous networking, statistics, as well as various inter-disciplinary areas involving the foundation and applications of information science and technology.
Qualifications: A strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education; well-articulated research plans and demonstrated record/strength/potentials; a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or closely related fields; a minimum relevant research experience of 4 years.
4. School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM)
SEM is a non-traditional business school and the bridge from science to innovation and entrepreneurship at ShanghaiTech. The curriculum spans marketing, economics and statistics to innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership; it includes design thinking, arts, and other cross-disciplinary courses, as well as providing intense hands-on experiences for students. Its courses focus on fostering creativity, confidence and critical thinking through a curriculum specifically designed for science and technology students. SEM is also the home of interdisciplinary research groups in areas such as the Future of Smart Cities and Decision Sciences. These research centers provide students from all of the other schools an opportunity to apply the basic research they learn in their majors to real-world challenges in Shanghai, China and beyond.
Qualifications: Successful applicants should possess a doctoral degree in studies such as Economics (behavioral or applied preferred), Psychology, Decision Theory, Finance, or Marketing with a strong bent towards interdisciplinary research. Faculty responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering and science, and conducting research. In addition, SEM especially welcomes applicants with interests related to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital.
5. Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS)
SIAIS is dedicated to the understanding of the basic structure and design of biological molecules. Its nine key labs and five junior PI labs cover all the capabilities that one needs to go from the discovery of an important antibody through all the steps necessary to turn it into a drug. SIAIS aims to enhance the capability of developing independent IP rights and commercialization of discovered antibodies and biotechnologies. SIAIS focuses on elucidating the most fundamental problems in life science research, particularly in immunochemistry. We are seeking highly motivated and outstanding candidates with strong interests in antibody design and engineering, phenotypic assay method and platform technology, antibody therapeutics, ADC chemistry, structural biochemistry, cell/stem cell biology and translational medical research.
Qualifications: Successful applicants should possess a doctoral degree in physical or life science with successful track records in academia or pharmaceutical industry. SIAIS particularly welcomes those with research interests that emphasize innovation and transformation.
6. iHuman Institute (iHuman)
iHuman Institute focuses exclusively on the basic and applied science of human cell signaling, integrating multiple tools for scientific discovery and bringing together leading researchers throughout the world. The Institute attracts researchers in chemical and cell biology, chemistry, antibody development, computational chemistry, imaging, structural biology, system biology and translational biology. Basic science is at the core of the iHuman Institute, with direct application to drug discovery.
Qualifications: Successful applicants should have a doctoral degree in Physical or Life Sciences as well as postdoctoral experience for junior level position. Applicants will be expected to establish an independent, internationally recognized research program and supervise students. The senior position applicants are expected to be leading scientists in his/her research disciplinary. We particularly welcome those with research interests related to chemical biology and bioinformatics to apply.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter (Firstname_Lastname_Cover_Letter.pdf), a 2-page research plan (Firstname_Lastname_Research_Plan.pdf), a CV (Firstname_Lastname_CV.pdf), up to 3 copies of most significant publications (Firstname_Lastname_Paper1-3.pdf), and the names of three referees to the email addresses given below:






ShanghaiTech University, Building 8, 319 Yueyang Road, Shanghai 200031, China
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