Assistant Professor in Fundamental and Frontier Sciences

$64,000 - $93,000 yearly
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences
  • Remote (Chengdu, Sichuan, China)
  • Sep 29, 2021
Full time Chemistry Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Environmental Studies Physics & Astronomy

Job Description

Deadline: 31 Dec. 2021

Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Salary: No less than RMB 420,000 per year

Hours: Full Time                            

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

The Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences (IFFS) in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) located in the city of Chengdu has an ambitious plan for extending their research capabilities. There are several openings for faculty positions at early career (namely Assistant and Associate Professor) stages.  Based on the interdisciplinary nature of the IFFS the positions are available in the following fields:

  • Quantum Information:Quantum communication, Quantum Software, Quantum Devices, Quantum Metrology .
  • Integrated Photonics: Nanophotonics, Energy photonics, Plasmon photonics, optical-matter interaction.
  • New Energy: Energy Conversion, Electrochemistry, Nano-catalysis, Environmental Catalysis.
  • New materials: Semiconductor Materials, New Energy Materials, Dynamic Soft Materials, Material Surface Engineering.
  • Artificial intelligence:Biological Information, Granular Computing, Cloud Computing, Data Mining .

Offering Package

The UESTC offers competitive salary, a good start up grant and provides free accommodation for transition.  We also help the candidates to apply for external funding so that the candidates can save their grant to establish their research team. The offering package includes:

  • Annual salary:≥ RMB 420,000 (before tax)
  • Accommodation:Free apartment for up to 1 year
  • Start-up grant:Research funding about RMB 1,000,000-5,000,000
  • PostdocsSubsidization for hiring qualified postdocs.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

The candidates must possess a PhD degree granted by prestigious overseas universities and have demonstrated excellent achievements in scientific research. At least 36 months of consecutive work experience in research after completion of PhD. The successful candidates should work full time in the IFFS and live in China.  


Application Details

The application procedure has two stages:

  • First stage(31 Dec. 2021): The applicants should send the personal Curriculum Vitae with the list of publications(give the citations and impact factor) and academic achievements to: Please specify one of the above fields that you are interested to apply for in the subject of your email as well.


  • Second stage:The short-listed candidates are asked to submit their research proposal and they will be interviewed by our recruiting committee.


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Application Deadline

Dec 31, 2021