The Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum（GSIF） 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.
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented public university founded in Shenzhen, China’s innovation center, to serveas 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 in dustries 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 services, 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 hardwork, SUSTech aims to attract high-quality talents to its faculty, cultivate outstanding and innovative talents, 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 18 departments/schools including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, earth and space sciences, statistics and data science, electronics and electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, ocean science and engineering, computer science and engineering, environmental science and engineering, mechanical andenergy engineering, mechanics and aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, finance, etc. There are about 800 faculties，including about 380 tenure/tenure-track professors, 27 academicians and fellows of academies more than 50% of faculties are high-level talents. There are 6470 students in SUSTech, including 4205 high quality undergraduate students and 2214 graduate students. Since 2016, according to National science and technology statistics of ordinary colleges and universities, SUSTech's research fund of per faculty member has kept more than CNY 1 million for three years, ranking among the top 5 universities in China. Hitherto, SUSTech has been granted 9 Guangdong Provision-level and 27 Shenzhen City-level research institutes/laboratories. In 2019, SUSTech was ranked No. 26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China.
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 12th, 2019, Times Higher Education (THE) released its THE World University Rankings 2020, with Southern University of Science and Technology maintaining its top ten ranking in mainland China,ranking equal ninth in mainland China and between 301st and 350th in the world; especially, SUSTech maintains the highest score in terms of citation among all universities in mainland China, and has maintained a top three position in international outlook acrossmainl and China.
About Department of MSE
Founded in July 2013, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at SUSTech currently has 26 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, with a plan to grow into a size of 40 faculties in the next few years. The department has about 120 undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students. The MSE program aims to equip students with knowledge, methods and tools for engaging in the frontier research and development of new materials. In addition to education of scientific and engineering knowledge, the MSE program also emphasizes on cultivating students with intuition of innovation, spirit of teamwork, and skills of leadership.
The department engages in a broad scope of advanced materials research, including electronic information materials, energy and environmental materials, biological and medical materials, functional materials, as well as advanced materials processing and manufacturing. The MSE program at SUSTech plays a leading role in the frontiers of materials research; the national strategic development plan in materials; and the R&D needs of the local industries in the Pearl River Delta and Shenzhen municipality.
SUSTech provides a world-class research in frastructure to support cutting-edge research, including electron microscope imaging center, micro and nanofabrication facility, materials characterization center, biosciences center, super computing platform, and the state-of-the-art machine shop.
In 2019, the materials science at SUSTech was ranked among top 7‰ in the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database.
For more information, please visit http://mse.sustech.edu.cn/en
1.Under age of 40（born after 1 January 1980）;
2.Doctoral degreeobtained 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 potentialfor further development; scholars with academic influence in the related field. Scholars from all areas are welcome.
Registration Date: Jan 3, 2020(Fri)
Date of the Forum: Jan 4-5, 2020
An introduction of SUSTech, academic presentations, tours inside SUSTech and Shenzhen City will be arranged during the forum.
Please submit your CV and one page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, entitled “SUSTech Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum Application-MSE” for evaluation. We will evaluate your application and send out invitation as soon as possible. Please send materials at your earliest convenience since the registration is limited.
The application will close on December 15, 2019. Successful applicants will receive the invitation before December 20, 2019.
Travel & Accommodation
1. Free accommodation and lodging will be provided;
2. Travels: Allinvited participants need to purchase their own tickets (economyclass). We will provide travel reimbursement for the actual cost oftickets from December 20, 2019 to January 20, 2020 (maximum CNY12, 000 per person).
Salary & Benefits
For faculty of SUSTech awarded with national talent plans, the following salary and benefits package will be provided:
1. Globally competitive (including US, HK and Singapore) salary;
2. According to the recently released policy of Guangdong Provision， income tax of qualified high-level talents will be compensated by local government to a maximum of 15%;
3. A total of CNY2.75 million living and housing subsidies (national, provincial and Shenzhen Peacock B)，with apartment inside campus or housing allowance of leasing outside; Anextra yearly subsidy of CNY 500,000 will be awarded to scholars with“ Pearl River Talents Plan” (longest for 5 years);
4. Insurance：Shenzhen’shighest level of retirement insurance, medical insurance,unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing accumulation funds. Special high-level health insurance is negotiable;
5. Lab space about 150 square meters;
6. At least 1 PhD student per year and total 5 post-doctoral fellows support, with yearly subsidy of CNY 180,000 from Shenzhen government for each post-doctoral fellow; Self-determination of hiring research assistant professors (RAPs) with competitive research fund support for RAPs;
7. A total of approximate CNY 8~12 million research fund; assistance to apply for other competitive national, provincial and Shenzhen grants；
8. Permanent residence or resident visa service of scholar and family (spouse and children); Service of children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school; Spouse’s employment service.
Ms. Han Song