Chair, Department of Physics

Chair, Department of Physics

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Shenzhen, China

Southern University of Science and Technology
(SUSTech) is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader, educator, and scholar for
the position of
Chair of the Department of Physics. The compensation package is globally competitive (including US and Hong
Kong) and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Description

The Chair of the department of Physics will provide
vision, in concert with strategic planning, for the department that aligns with
the goals and strategic plan for the university. The Chair will advance and
accelerate research, innovation and education in the school and facilitate
collaboration across the university as well as nationally and internationally. The
Chair will be responsible for: budgets and strategic planning; personnel and
facilities management; student cultivation
and curriculum development; other department leadership functions in addition
to performing other duties as assigned.


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<!—[endif]—>Possess an earned doctorate from an accredited
institution in physics or in a closely related field.

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<!—[endif]—>Have a distinguished record of teaching,
scholarship, and leadership that warrants a tenured appointment at the rank of
Full Professor.

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<!—[endif]—>Have demonstrated successful administrative
leadership experience in higher education as a center or institute leader,
chair, dean or comparable position with responsibilities that included budgets,
strategic planning, personnel management, performance reviews, and promotion
and tenure decisions.

How to Apply

All inquiries, nominations, and applications are
strongly encouraged and will be considered in confidence.
materials should include a letter addressing how the
candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a comprehensive
curriculum vitae and contact information of five references
to the mailbox of the departmental HR secretary (


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.

About SUSTech

is a public research university established in 2011, funded by Shenzhen

(Introduction of

regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China’s higher
education forward to match China’s ever-growing role in the international
arena, SUSTech aspires to be a globally-renowned university that contributes
significantly to the advancement of science and technology by excelling in
interdisciplinary research, nurturing creative future leaders and creating
knowledge for the world. Located in Shenzhen, one of the fastest growing cities
in China and the country’s window to the world, SUSTech enjoys strong
connections with leading companies in China and renowned universities around
the world.

(Introduction of

Currently, SUSTech has about 350 tenure/tenure-track professors, 26 academicians. There
are more than 5400 students in SUSTech, including 4104
undergraduate students and 1311 graduate students. Hitherto, SUSTech has achieved
a number of breakthrough results:
undertaken 344 research
projects with CNY 546 million awards (about CNY 0.91 million per
faculty member, to be continued); In 2018, SUSTech was ranked No.
26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China. It
only takes four years for SUSTech to increase the ranking in “Nature
Index” from 55 to 26. The “Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars” showed that
among world’s 100 fastest-rising organizations, SUSTech was ranked 4th in the
list, which is No. 1 among young universities established after 1988. 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.

For more information about SUSTech.,
please visit

Department Resources

Department of Physics
was established in 2011, which is one of the
earliest department established in SUSTech. We are devoted to providing
first-class education and top-notch research in physics.


The Department has a current size of 32 full-time faculty, including 2 chair professors, 5 full professors, 16
associate professors, and 9 assistant professors. There are 1 Academicians of
the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Changjiang Scholar, 3 National Excellent
Young Scholars, 1 National Distinguished Scholars, 14 National Distinguished Young
Scholars, 1 leading talent of "Pearl River Talent Plan” of Guangdong
Province, 1 Excellent Young Scholar of Guangdong, 1 Excellent Talent and 4 National
Leading Talent under High-level Talent of Shenzhen Program, 5 Shenzhen
Scholars, and 29 talents of “Peacock Plan”. All members of our academic staff
have education or work experience in top 100 universities in the world.


The Department of Physics now has 4 second-level subjects
i.e. condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, computational physics and
optics, while setting up biophysics, astrophysics and particle physics. Staff
members are engaged in frontier research in the fields of quantum transport and
control, surface physics, computational physics, condensed matter theory,
quantum information and quantum computation, etc.

Research Platforms

Several research platforms are being established by
our department, including Picometers Center, Neutron Research Center, Institute
for Quantum Science and Engineering. And 18 laboratories has been established,
including Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Thermoelectric Materials, Functional Complex
Oxide Thin Films Laboratory, Low dimensional material synthesis and characterization
Laboratory, Nanoscale Optoelectronics Laboratory, Quantum Transport Laboratory,
Nanofabrication and Characterization Laboratory, Thin film Physics Laboratory,
Mesoscopic Physics Laboratory, Surface Physics Laboratory, Angle Resolved
Photoemission Spectroscopy and Sample Preparation Laboratory, and High
Performance Computation Platform.

Academic Achievements

In recent years, our research support totaled more
than 230 million (CNY), including 59 projects from National Natural Science
Foundation of China, 11 projects from Ministry of Science and Technology and
Ministry of Education, 21 projects from Guangdong Natural Science Foundation,
and 50 projects from Shenzhen Municipality. So far, our academic staff have
published up to 500 papers in journals including Physics Review Letters, Nature
Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society.


We provide four-year undergraduate
programs in physics and application physics.
In 2018, we have obtained the awarding qualification of master’s and doctor’s
degree in physics
, and  we
also offer programs in collaboration with renowned universities including
Peking University, Harbin Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National University of
Singapore, etc. It has established also long-term joint post-doctoral
workstations with Peking University, Fudan University, Wuhan University etc.

For more
information about the Dept. of Phys., please visit


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Chair, Department of Physics