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SUSTech丨Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Online Forum • 2021

2020-10-23

 

1. Introduction

The Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is an important conference for outstanding talent recruitment. It aims to provide a platform for academic exchange among scholars at home and abroad, to promote interdisciplinary and academic innovation, and discuss approaches for the development of world-class universities and disciplines. Through the recruitment of world-class talents, we plan to build SUSTech into a high-level research university with unique characteristics.

 

2. Forum Schedule
Date of Main online Forum: January 9, 2021 (Saturday)
(9 a.m. Beijing Time, Main forum live)(9 p.m. Beijing Time, Main forum replay)
Date of Sub-forum Presentation: January 10-17, 2021

 

3. Recruiting Categories
· Senior Faculty (Chair Professor / Professor)
· Junior Faculty (Associate / Assistant professor)
· Post-doctoral Talents (Open to application. Interviews to be organized by individual research groups)

 

4. Application Materials and Methods
Application due date: December 31, 2020
1) Application materials
· Resume

· Cover letter
· Representative papers (published in the recent 5 years), representative works
· Honors and awards
· Research proposal
2) How to apply
Please submit all your application materials to the institutional mailbox of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (aais@sustech.edu.cn) and the School of Environmental Science and Engineering mailbox (iese@sustech.edu.cn), entitled “SUSTech Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum Application - School of Environmental Science and Engineering – Faculty Position" for evaluation. We will evaluate your application and send out invitations as soon as possible. Please send materials at your earliest convenience since the registration is limited.

Successful applicants will receive the invitation before January 5, 2021.

 

5. Contact Information
Ms. Yuanyuan SU
Tel: +86-755-88010822
Email: iese@sustech.edu.cn

 

6. Qualifications and Benefits

Senior Faculty (Chair Professor / Professor)
      1.Requirements
Candidate of national-level talent programs,tenured professor or associate professor of overseas well-known universities or research institutions, leading talent with internationally recognized achievements.

2.Support Policies
Research funds:will be discuss case by case.
Group support:  At least 1 PhD student per year and unlimited numbers of post-doctoral fellows in support. Self-determination of hiring research assistant professors (RAPs) with competitive research funding support for RAPs.
Lab space about 150 square meters per person.

3.Remuneration
Salary: Globally competitive salary; Preferential policy of individual income tax, income tax of qualified high-level talents will be compensated by local government to a maximum of 15% (tax free).
Insurances: Shenzhen’s highest level of retirement insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing provident funds. Special high-level health insurance is negotiable.

4.Benefits
Housing and subsidies: Temporary on-campus apartments provided or subsidies to support off-campus rental housing. No less than CNY 4.5 million living and housing subsidies (tax free) for scholars of national-level talent programs. An extra yearly subsidy of CNY 500,000 will be awarded to scholars within “Pearl River Talents Plan” (longest duration 5 years).
Other benefits: Permanent residence or resident visa service for scholars and family (spouse and children); Service of children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school; Spouse’s employment service.

 

Junior Faculty (Associate / Assistant professor)
      1. Requirements
Under the age of 40.
Doctoral degree obtained from internationally renowned universities and institutes; or Ph.D. degrees from Chinese universities and more than 36 months of overseas work experience, with a formal teaching or research position in famous overseas universities and research institutes.

2.  Support Policies
Research funds: Up to CNY 12 million / 6 million in research start-up funding is provided by local government and the university within 5 years.
Group support: At least 1 PhD student per year and unlimited numbers of post-doctoral fellows in support. Self-determination of hiring research assistant professors (RAPs) with competitive research fund support for RAPs.
Lab space of approx. 150 square meters per person.

3. Remuneration
Salary: Globally competitive salary; Preferential policy of individual income tax, income tax of qualified high-level talents will be compensated by local government to a maximum of 15% (tax free).
Insurances: Shenzhen’s highest level of retirement insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing provident funds. Special high-level health insurance is negotiable.

4. Benefits 
Housing and subsidies: Temporary on-campus apartments provided or subsidies to support off-campus rental housing. No less than CNY 2.75 million living and housing subsidies (tax free) for scholars of national-level talent programs. An extra yearly subsidy of CNY 500,000 will be awarded to scholars within “Pearl River Talents Plan” (longest duration 5 years).
Other benefits: Permanent residence or resident visa service for scholars and family (spouse and children); Service of children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school; Spouse’s employment service.

 

Post-doctoral Talents (Open to application. Interviews to be organized by individual research groups)
      1.Requirements
Under the age of 35
No more than 3 years of obtaining doctoral degree with demonstrable academic and scientific research excellence.

2.Remuneration
Salary: Pre-tax annual salary not less than CNY 335,000 (including provincial and municipal subsidies); For President Outstanding Post-doctors, pre-tax annual salary not less than 507,000 CNY (including provincial and municipal subsidies).
Insurances: Shenzhen’s highest level of retirement insurance.

3.Benefits
Housing and subsidies: Temporary on-campus apartments provided or subsidies to support off-campus rental housing.  No less than CNY 1.6 million living and housing subsidies (tax free) for scholars who meet the requirements of high-level talents in Shenzhen. 
Other benefits: Permanent residence or resident visa service for scholars and family (spouse and children); Service of children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school.


About SUSTech

 

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented public university founded in Shenzhen, China’s innovation center, to serve as a model for reforming the education system and modernizing the national university system. SUSTech has learned from world-class research institutions spanning the globe and has planned its academic disciplines based on the major needs and strategic industries emerging around the Pearl River Delta region. With a major focus on science and engineering, SUSTech still has substantial research focuses in medicine, humanities and social sciences, to maximize the potential for new ideas across disciplines for new knowledge, new technologies and social development. With the characteristic of research, innovation and entrepreneurship, the unique spirit of hard work, SUSTech aims to attract high-quality talents to its faculty, cultivate outstanding and innovative graduates, achieve internationally excellent research outcomes, advance knowledge and promote the application of science and technology, and to become a world-class research university. 

Currently, SUSTech has 25 departments / schools (as listed below). There are about 1044 faculty members,including about 500 tenure / tenure-track professors, 44 academicians and fellows of academies; more than 40% of faculty members are high-level talents. There are currently 7639 students enrolled at SUSTech, including 4422 undergraduate students and 3217 graduate students (1583 PhD students and 1634 masters students). Since 2016, according to National science and technology statistics of ordinary colleges and universities, SUSTech's research fund of per faculty member has maintained a level of more than CNY 1 million, ranking among the top 5 universities in China. SUSTech has been granted 1 National research platform,19 Guangdong Provision-level and 41 Shenzhen City-level research institutes/laboratories. In 2020, SUSTech was ranked No.18 in the “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China, No.66 among worldwide universities. On September 2, 2020, Times Higher Education (THE) released its THE World University Rankings 2021, with SUSTech maintaining its top ten ranking in mainland China, ranking equal eighth, and ranking between 251st and 300th in the world.

 

SUSTech School of Environment


 

The School of Environmental Science and Engineering was founded in May 2015, in response to the strategic development needs of environmental protection in China. The Founding Dean, Prof. Chunmiao Zheng, is a world-renowned expert in groundwater research. The current Dean, Prof. Xin Yang is a renowned expert in the field of atmospheric chemistry and air pollution. The School has focused on conducting cutting-edge research and cultivating talents in water resources and water quality, soil science and remediation, air pollution control, industrial ecology, global environmental change, and related areas. In addition, the School is developing advanced technologies for water treatment, desalination, energy saving and emission reduction, and environmental remote sensing, in order to meet the urgent needs of the society.

The School currently has 68 fulltime faculties and research staffs, including many recipients of national and international awards and honors. Many of our faculty members serve on the editorial boards of leading international journals and major international committees. The School is planning to recruit 20 more tenure-track/tenured positions over the next 3 to 4 years to enhance and expand our research.

The School currently has two undergraduate majors approved by the Ministry of Education: the Environmental Science and Engineering Major, which is an Advanced Key Discipline in Guangdong Province, and the Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering Major. The School has graduated 130 students and the current undergraduate body includes more than 80 students. Since 2016, the School has enrolled more than 260 graduate students, 50 graduate students have now obtained their degrees.

The School has been granted 1 State Key lab, 1 Guangdong Provincial Key lab, 1 Guangdong Provincial Research Center, 3 Shenzhen City Key labs. The School’s major research directions include hydrology and water resources, environmental biogeochemistry, water pollution and treatment, soil and groundwater remediation, solid waste disposal and utilization, atmospheric chemistry and pollution control, ecological system assessment, environmental remote sensing, and global environmental change. We welcome talented scholars in these fields from all over the world to join us, with the goal of building a world-class multi-disciplinary environmental research center that will lead the solution of environmental problems in China and in the World.

 

We welcome all eligible scholars both in China and overseas to apply for and attend the Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum!