Faculty Positions Open at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute
The University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have established a Joint Institute in Shanghai, with a commitment to build a world-class academic institution, based on the U.S. research university model.
The UM-SJTU Joint Institute invites applications for tenure-track (rank open) positions, in all emerging fields related to Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science and Engineering. These positions are open to top caliber applicants from around the world. With its unique academic mission in China and connection to SJTU’s established research, the JI offers faculty extraordinary opportunities to develop major research programs.
The JI was founded in April 2006, with strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. Programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering. The Mechanical Engineering Program and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program are ABET accredited. The JI models itself after the world class U.S. research universities, in terms of academic environment, faculty expectations, graduate program research and undergraduate curriculum. English is the JI’s official language. The students are among China’s best.
The JI aims to have 60 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members. These positions will be filled on a continuing basis. Successful candidates are expected to establish vigorous research programs, mentor Ph.D. students, participate in the international research community and teach undergraduate and graduate classes. Candidates should possess doctoral degrees and demonstrate research accomplishment or potential. Salaries are highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The JI has a tenure review and promotion system, comparable to that at major U.S. research universities. JI faculty have opportunities to collaborate with UM and SJTU faculty.
The JI does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, religion, disability, gender nor sexual orientation.
Please send a CV, statement of research interests and teaching goals, copies of three key publications and the names and contact information of five references, as a single PDF file to Professor Xudong Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org .