Multiple Faculty Positions at ShanghaiTech University

Multiple Faculty Positions at ShanghaiTech University

ShanghaiTech University

Shanghai, China

Multiple Faculty Positions at ShanghaiTech University

Newly established ShanghaiTech University offers a stimulating environment for pursuing studies and impactful research. Officially approved to open on September 30th 2013 by Ministry of Education, ShanghaiTech University, located at the core of ZhangJiang Comprehensive National Science Center, is a research university of academic excellence jointly established by Shanghai Municipal Government and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). ShanghaiTech is dedicated to be a research university of academic excellence and a dynamic people centered hub where innovative research, education, and community service meet to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and to solving global challenges.
Focusing on science and technology, ShanghaiTech consists of four schools – School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST), School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), School of Life Science and Technology (SLST), School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM) – and two research institutes – Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS) and iHuman Institute. The fifth School, School of Creative Arts, is under planning.
ShanghaiTech actively leads frontier research projects and large-scale-users facilities, such as Soft X-Ray Free Electron Laser Facility, Living Cell Imagining Facility, Ultra-Intense and Ultrashort Pulse Laser Facility, Second phase of Shanghai Synchrotron beamlines, Hard X-Ray Free Electron Laser Facility and Multiple Spatial-scale and Time-scale Bio-imaging Platform and Machine Learning & Virtual Reality Platform etc.
ShanghaiTech is committed to serve the national development strategy. ShanghaiTech seeks innovative solutions to address the challenges that China is facing in the field of energy, material, environment, human health, data science, AI , EE etc. thus to improve productivity driven by innovation, and contribute to the restructuring and development of China.
ShanghaiTech is building up a strong faculty of 1000 professors, including 500 tenure-track/tenured professors recruited globally and 500 distinguished professors-in-residence from CAS institutes and other prestigious universities or institutes. Among our current faculty (437 by July 2017) are three Nobel laureates, six National Academy of Sciences (USA) members, two Royal Society (UK) fellows, twenty-six CAS members and three Chinese Academy of Engineering Members.
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We are seeking talents for multiple faculty positions at all ranks.
Successful applicants should have a doctoral degree and will be expected to establish an independent, internationally recognized research works, supervise students and teach high-quality courses. The senior position applicants are expected to be leading scholar in his/her research field.

ShanghaiTech focuses on creating an international working and living environment. We warmly welcome international talents to join our vibrant community!

Initial Research Support Package:
ShanghaiTech will provide very reasonable Start-up Funds, Research Associates and Post-Doctoral fellows. Laboratory space will be provided to meet the research needs.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and academic accomplishments. ShanghaiTech also offers a comprehensive benefit package.
Faculty Apartment:Low-rent 80/100/120 m2 on-campus Faculty Apartment would be provided during working in ShanghaiTech.

Relocation & Travel Allowance:
Expenses of the relocation of household and family’s one-way travel would be reimbursed by ShanghaiTech.

Family Assistance:
ShanghaiTech would recommend faculty’s children to nearby superior kindergartens, primary and middle schools. And affiliated kindergarten, primary and middle schools are under construction.

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.
SPST (, led by Professor Peidong Yang, focuses on: Energy, System materials, Photon and Condensed State, Material Biology, Environment Science and Engineering and other disciplines.

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 R&D centers of leading pharma-companies based in Zhangjiang. The education programs and research topics are designed to address prominent questions in the frontier fields of life science.
SLST ( , led by Professor Haifan Lin, focuses on: Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, System Biology and Biological Data, Molecular Imaging and other disciplines.

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 reputations as faculty members to establish state-of-the-art core technology laboratories, by collaborating broadly and closely with leading universities, research institutions, and hi-tech companies around the world, and by taking advantages of Yangtze Delta’s vibrant eco-environment rich with academic talents, financial strength, hi-tech industrial bases, 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.
SIST (, led by Ms. Cher Wang, focuses on: AI, VR, AR, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, information Engineering and Communication Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and other disciplines.

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 covers marketing, economics and statistics to innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. It includes design thinking, arts, and other cross-disciplinary courses, as well as provides intense hands-on experience 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 an opportunity for students from ShanghaiTech’s other schools to apply the basic research they learn in their majors to real-world challenges in Shanghai, China and beyond.
SEM (, led by Ms. Rosaline May Lee, focuses on: Economics (behavioral or applied preferred), Psychology, Decision Theory, Finance, Marketing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Behavior Science and other disciplines with a strong bent towards interdisciplinary research Financial and economic.

5. Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS)
SIAIS aims to become a first-class, leading antibody research institute in the world. 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.
SIAIS (, led by Professor Richard Lerner, focuses on the field of immune antibody frontier research.

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.
iHuman (, led by Professor Raymond Stevens, focuses on GPCR targets Drug development, cell biology and biomedicine, pharmacology, chemical biology, and computational biology.

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Multiple Faculty Positions at ShanghaiTech University