Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Shenzhen, China

The Southern University of Science
and Technology (SUSTech) invites applications and nominations for the position
of Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, currently a
division within the Faculty of Engineering at SUSTech. The compensation package
is globally competitive (including US and Hong Kong) and commensurate with
experience and qualifications.

SUSTech (
was founded in 2011 with public funding from the Municipal Government of
Shenzhen. A thriving metropolis of over 20 million people bordering Hong Kong,
Shenzhen has often been referred to as the “Silicon Valley of China” with
strong telecommunication, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Widely
regarded as a pioneer of higher-education reform in China, SUSTech aims to
become a top-tier international university that excels in interdisciplinary
research, talent development and knowledge discovery. In the latest Times
Higher Education (THE) World Universities Rankings 2019, SUSTech was included
for the first time and ranked as the 8th among the mainland China universities.

Internationalization is a hallmark
of SUSTech where English is a primary instructional language.

The SUSTech | School of
Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) ( was
established in May 2015. The mission of ESE is to become: an innovative
training ground for cultivating top talent in environmental fields; an
international center of excellence for environmental research; a leading
platform for innovation and industrialization of advanced environmental
protection technologies; and an influential think- tank for environmental
sustainability. Currently, ESE has over 50 full-time faculty and research
staff, including the recipients of numerous national and international awards
and honors. ESE is organized into three broadly-defined groups (programs):
Environmental Science/Engineering/Health; Hydrology and Water Resources
Engineering; Global Environmental Change and Management. Major areas of
research represented by the existing faculty include: watershed hydrology and
biogeochemistry, soil and groundwater contamination and remediation,
environmental health risk assessment and interventions, environmental
microbiology and biotechnology, atmospheric chemistry and air pollution
control, solid waste recycling and management, remote sensing of the
environment, macroecology and biodiversity, global change and environmental
sustainability. ESE is planning to fill additional two dozen
tenure-track/tenured positions over the next 3-4 years to enhance and expand
existing faculty and research strengths. The school is home to the State
Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Integrated Surface Water-Groundwater
Pollution Control as well as the Shenzhen Institute of Sustainable Development.

The ideal candidate will provide
vision and strategic and intellectual leadership for ESE while promoting
excellence and collegial work environment within the ESE and across the
university. The dean will advance and accelerate research, innovation and
education in the school and facilitate collaboration across the campus as well
as nationally and internationally. Qualified candidates must have an earned
doctorate in environmental science/engineering, geoscience, or a related
discipline; a distinguished record of scholarly achievements that meet the
standards for a tenured appointment at the full professor level in ESE; a
record of sound leadership and administrative accomplishment; and a familiarity
with both international and Chinese higher education systems.

All inquiries, nominations, and
applications are invited. Applicants should e-mail a comprehensive curriculum
vitae and detailed letter of interest along with the contact information of
five references to ESE Dean Search Committee Chair, The
position will remain open until filled, but for fullest consideration, applicant
materials should be received as soon as possible and no later than May 1, 2019.


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Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering