SJTU Global Recruitment Program for Young Talents

Aimed at becoming one of the leading universities in the world, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) introduced Tenure System in 2007 and has been engaged in building up a world-class faculty team since then. Implementing the standards of leading universities, SJTU recruits excellent scholars at various levels from all over the world. Upon the launching of the Youth Program of Thousand Talents Plan 2018 supported by Chinese government, SJTU is seeking the potential candidates for the program from excellent young professionals worldwide. SJTU will provide expert advice and service throughout the application process and offer competitive salary and startup packages for the awardees. 

Application Requirements

Engaged in scientific researches or engineering technologies and below the age of 40, applicants shall possess a PhD degree granted by prestigious universities and have over 3 years’ professional research experience in overseas renowned institutions. As the elites among the peers in certain fields, applicants shall have the qualities suggesting the ability to conduct innovative research work independently and show the potential of becoming leading figures in his/her field.

For those who hold PhD degrees granted by prestigious overseas universities, the requirement on overseas professional research experience could be reduced to some extent.

Available Disciplines

Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry / Life Sciences / Environment and Earth Sciences / Engineering Science / Materials Science / Information Science / Medical Science and Medicine.


The awardees of the Youth Program of Thousand Talents Plan will be appointed as Tenure-track Associate Professor or Associate Research Professor (PI), depending on the type of the appointment and the unit (school or institute) in which the appointee will work.

Compensation Package and Supporting Policies

For the awardees of the Youth Program of the Thousand Talents Plan who obtain formal appointment from SJTU, the compensation and benefit packages with funding support provided by SJTU are as below:

Annual salary: No less than RMB 370,000 CNY. (The annual salary generally consists of two parts financed by university level and school/institute level respectively. RMB 370,000 CNY is the part provided by university level).

Housing allowance: RMB 1.5 million CNY (including the allowance from the national and local governments).

Startup fund: Besides the fund allocated from the government, the awardee of the program will obtain a matching fund from SJTU at the ratio of one-to-one.

Other supports and benefits:

- Special quotas of recruiting doctoral students

- Medical resources from 13 affiliated hospitals of SJTU

- Furnished apartment at a preferential rent

- SJTU will also aid in arranging employment opportunity for the appointee’s spouse and admission to SJTU affiliated kindergarten, primary school or secondary school for the appointee’s children.

How to Apply

Please submit the application materials to the corresponding contacts of relevant schools (institutes) or to the Division of Human Resources of SJTU.

Application materials include: CV (with publication list), no less than 5 representative publications, copies of degree certificates, etc.

Contacts of Division of Human Resources of SJTU

Miss Chang, email:  Tel: 86-21-34206724

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Established in 1896 and located in Shanghai – one of the most vital cities around the world, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of the most historic and prestigious universities in China.

In 2017, SJTU had 17 disciplines listed as the National First-Class Construction Disciplines. Among all the 50 disciplines in the 4th round national assessment on first-level subjects, 25 disciplines were rated Grade A and 5 disciplines rated Grade A +, namely, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Clinical Medicine, Biology and Business Administration. According to Thomson Reuter’s Essential Science Indicator (ESI), SJTU has 18 disciplines (Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Clinical Medicine, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuroscience and Behavior, Immunology, Environment and Ecology, Plant and Animal Science, Agronomy, Microbiology, Social Sciences, Economics and Business) listed ESI World Top 1%, with 6 disciplines ranking World Top 0.1% and Engineering ranking World Top 0.01%. In 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subjects, SJTU has 18 disciplines ranking among World Top 100, of which 10 disciplines rank World Top 50. By 2017, SJTU had rated No. 1 in terms of the total number of NSFC projects for 8 consecutive years. For more information, please click here.

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