Global Scientists Interdisciplinary Forum
Global Scientists Interdisciplinary Forum
January 4 - 6, 2019
Materials Science & Engineering, SUSTech
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
The Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is an important conference for talent recruitment. It aims to provide a platform for academic exchanges among young scholars at home and abroad, to promote interdisciplinary and academic innovation, and discuss the approach for the construction 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 in the world.
In the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, We are interested in candidates with expertise in the broad areas of materials science and engineering, including but not limited to, theoretical and computational materials science, aerospace materials, energy materials, information (electronic, optical and magnetic) materials, biomaterials, and advanced materials manufacturing and characterizations. Applicants are expected to manage an independent research program in their fields and be committed to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Qualifications for Applicants
(a) Under age of 40 （born after 1 January 1979）;
(b) Doctoral degree obtained from internationally renowned universities and institutes; or Ph.D. degrees from Chinese universities with more than 3 years of working abroad, with achievements in related fields or good potential for further development; scholars with academic influence in the related field.
SUSTech conducts teaching in English. We welcome applicants from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Registration Date: January 4, 2019（Friday）
Date of the Forum: January 5-6, 2019
Please submit your CV to institutional mailbox of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Celia Qin (email@example.com), entitled “SUSTech Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum Application-Materials Science & Engineering" for evaluation. The application will close on December 15, 2018. Successful applicants will receive the invitation before December 20, 2018.
Travel and Accommodation
(a) Free accommodation and lodging will be provided;
(b) Travels: All invited participants need to purchase their own tickets (economy class). We will provide travel reimbursement for the actual cost of tickets between 12/20/2018-01/20/2019 (maximum CNY 12,000 per person).
Ms. Celia Qin
Salary and Benefits
We offer internationally competitive salaries and benefits. We also provide ample start-up resources for equipment and personnel. Qualified candidates will receive additional support from the national, provincial, and municipal governments.
Annual salary plus year-end bonus amounts to over 100K USD for qualified candidates. In addition, we provide sign-up bonus of around 400K USD. The sign-up bonus is tax free, and will be distributed in five yearly installments.
We provide 150 square meter lab and office space for each faculty member. For qualified candidates, we provide a start-up fund of 1.1M (theoretical) – 1.7M (experimental) USD. The exact dollar amount depends on the currency exchange rate. In addition, the university provides: (1) scholarships for one new PhD student and one new MS student every year; (2) 24K USD salary for each postdoc up to a total of two postdocs per PI. Partial fundings for staff scientists, postdocs, and students are available from various sources and programs.
SUSTech has first-class shared-user research facilities, including materials characterization center, micro- and nanofabrication center, electron microscope imaging center, biosciences center, machine shop, supercomputing center, and more. All facilities can be accessed with discounted user fees.
Qualified candidates will enjoy all compensations and insurances required by China’s laws.
For all qualified candidates, SUSTech will assist in children’s enrollment in local schools and job placement for spouses.
For foreign nationals, the university will assist in obtaining work visas and residency permits.
Southern University of Science and Technology（SUSTech）is a public research university established in 2011, funded by Shenzhen Municipality. Widely 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.
Currently, SUSTech has about 350 tenure/tenure-track professors, 24 academicians and fellows of academies, 18 “Changjiang” scholars; more than 50% of faculties are high-level talents. There are more than 5300 students in SUSTech, including 4029 high quality undergraduate students and 1352 graduate students. In 2016, SUSTech's research fund of per faculty member was ranked No. 3 in all mainland universities of China. 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. On September 26th, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 were released with Southern University of Science and Technology being listed for the first time. SUSTech was ranked 8th among the 72 mainland China universities on the list.
The schools and departments of SUSTech welcome all eligible young scholars at home and abroad to apply and attend the Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum!
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The MSE department at SUSTech engages in a broadscope of advanced materials research, including energy materials, organic andinorganic electronics, biomaterials, polymer composites, nanomaterials, micro-and nanofabrication, powder injection molding, as well as additivemanufacturing. The development of the MSE program addresses three areas: thefrontiers of materials research; the national strategic development plan inmaterials area; and the R&D needs of the local industries in the PearlRiver Delta and Shenzhen municipality. The department aims to achieveleadership in both knowledge discovery and technology transfer.
In 2018, Essential Science Indicators (ESI) rank the materials research at SUSTech among the top 1% in the world.