Faculty Positions at the Westlake Institute for Advanced Study

Location
Hangzhou, Zhejiang (CN)
Salary
Salary Negotiable
Posted
September 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Westlake Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) is an elite, private, comprehensive research institute located in the beautiful city of Hangzhou, China. WIAS aims to become a top research institute in the world, pushing the frontiers of science and technology. English is an official language of WIAS.

WIAS has four research institutes: Natural Sciences (covering math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geosciences, and emerging fields of sciences), Advanced Technology (covering all branches of engineering), Biology (covering all branches of modern experimental biology and computational biology), Basic Medical Sciences (covering all branches of medical sciences). Each Institute has 50+ faculty positions at all ranks, to be filled in the next 5-10 years.

WIAS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all ethnic background and from all countries. Applicant must have a doctoral degree and must have demonstrated exceptional research excellence in a relevant field.

Research excellence is the primary criteria for the evaluation of faculty applications. Appointments are made at four levels: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, and Endowed Chair Professor.

Each hired faculty member will receive an internationally competitive salary, generous housing and fringe benefits, and ample start-up funds. Long term, stable research funds are available for faculty members who are at the forefront of their chosen research fields. WIAS offers a highly stimulating research environment and an inter-disciplinary approach to research problems. All faculty members are encouraged to attack scientific problems of the most challenging and most significant type. At WIAS, sky is the limit!

Such job opportunities are unprecedented in China and apply to not just Chinese but also talented individuals of other nationalities who have no fear about experiencing cultural diversity and living and doing research in a multi-cultural environment.

Please send your application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research proposal) to talents@wias.org.cn  Please also arrange three letters of references to be sent directly to the above email address. Please remember to mark your application for one of the four research institutes: Biology, Basic Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Advanced Technology

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The interview is scheduled in the middle of November.

Additional Information:

Ms. JIN Lingfang, Department of Human Resources, Westlake Institute for Advanced Study

18 Shilongshan Road, Cloud Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the 'Thousand Talents Program' or the 'Youth Thousand Talents Program' through WIAS. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.wias.org.cn/

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