Head, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine in the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

Head, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine in the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

University of Science and Technology of China

Hefei, China

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1958, is a top research university in China and enjoys a reputation of academic excellence worldwide. It is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in China since its inception. In recently years, USTC was ranked top among Chinese universities by Nature Publishing Index China. USTC was also ranked as the top 3 global universities in China by THE (UK) and US News & World Report. USTC is a world leader in fields like quantum sciences, nanotechnology, high-temperature superconductivity, speech processing and artificial intelligence, and life science as interdisciplinary emerging field. See more information about USTC via: ustc.edu.cn.

Leveraged on its strength in physical and biological sciences and in elite undergraduate education, USTC also strives to lead the next wave of medical sciences with aims to be a leader in medical discovery and innovation as well as education for next generation of medical researchers and doctors. USTC formed the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine in December 2017 that include its renowned School of Life Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering, an upcoming medical school (basic and clinical) and its first affiliated hospital, which is also known as Anhui Provincial Hospital with >5000 beds and 3.7 million outpatients per year. The new Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine already have first-class research facility and infrastructure in both the university campus and hospital, and is expanding greatly and quickly. See more and updated information via: biomed.USTC.edu.cn.

1. The Position:

USTC is now recruiting a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as the founding Head of Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine in USTC. This person will provide academic and administrative leadership and direction to the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine as an independent academic unit and reports to the USTC president directly. Priorities and opportunities for the Head include collaboratively crafting mission, vision, values, and strategic plan; establishing and advancing the administrative structure to support future directions; championing access, equity, and excellence throughout USTC education systems. The initial appointment is for 5 years by the USTC President.

2. Qualification:

USTC invites applications and nominations of prominent scholars in the field of Life Sciences or Medicine with administrative experience as candidates for the position. Qualified candidates should currently hold a tenured full professor position or equivalent in a leading research institution, with demonstrated academic excellence and achievement, as well as leadership experience. The qualified candidate should be fluent in both English and Chinese in conducting academic activities; no restriction on person’s current citizenship. The selected candidate will also hold a Chair Professor who can choose to run a research laboratory with guaranteed resources, in addition to fulfilling the responsibility of education and administration. The salary and financial compensation for this position is equivalent or better than an equivalent position in a world-leading research institution.

3. Application:

For application and nomination of the Head of Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine in USTC, please send a cover letter, a copy of CV and names of three referees to Dr. Hongyun YU (biomed@ustc.edu.cn) by August 31, 2018, although the selection process will start soon.

4. About USTC Life Sciences and Medicine

The recently formed Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine consists of three types functional and autonomous units.

 Schools: Education Units

School of Life Sciences (established in 1958 from previous Department of Biophysics)
School of Biomedical Engineering (integrating and expanding)
Medical school (basic and clinical)

 The First Affiliated Hospital: Clinical Medicine Units

Anhui Provincial Hospital located in the city of Hefei recently became the first affiliated hospital of USTC. The First Affiliated Hospital of USTC, with a history of 120 years, was founded in 1898 as Hefei Christian Hospital and is a large Grade 3A comprehensive hospital. It has the largest scale in Anhui province and ranks the top ten place in China. It is the bellwether of the medical and health development in Anhui. It consist of six different hospitals; in addition to its headquarters located in the historic site, its affiliations also includes Anhui Provincial Cardio-cerebro-vascular Hospital (the South Block), Anhui Provincial Tumor Hospital (the West Block), the Infectious Diseases Hospital, and the Medical Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery. The North Block and the Geriatric Medical Treatment & Rehabilitation Center are under constructing. In addition, the general hospital also owns 69 network hospitals.

 Institution/Center: Science and Research Units

Weblink: http://biomed.ustc.edu.cn/

USTC Life Sciences and Medicine is recruiting for massive full time Tenure-Track Positions. Candidates with outstanding records in Basic Science, Clinical Science, or other related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. or M.D. obtained from a world-class university is preferred. Applications remain open until the positions are filled. We encourage young scientists to apply for the national recruitment program, but not a prerequisite for faculty position decision.

For application of Faculty positions:
Application procedure: Application materials, including a cover letter, research statement, maximum 5 representative publications (all in a single PDFfile), and letters of recommendation should be sent to Ms. Hongyun Yu Ph.D. (hongyun@ustc.edu.cn; Tel: (+86) 0551-63600937).
For more information, visit: http://employment.ustc.edu.cn/en/

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Head, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine in the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)