Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs in School of Life Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University
ShanghaiTech University invites applications for a full-time tenured school leader with rich administrative experience to be the Vice Dean of the School of Life Science and Technology (SLST). This position reports to Dean.
The Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs of SLST will report to the Founding Dean and serving as a key member of the leadership of SLST, provide operational leadership in overseeing the School’s faculty development, including recruitment, formal evaluation, promotion, retention, and services. The Vice Dean also serves as the official liaison between the School and the University’s Academic committee for tenure and promotion. In addition, the vice Dean is in charge of personnel policies and procedure related to the faculty families and possibly other new responsibilities as deemed to be fitting for the position. These responsibilities dove tail with those of the Executive Dean for education and Vice Dean for Academic affairs who is in charge of academic programs (i.e. organizing funding applications, inter-institutional and international collaborations, seminars/meeting programs, and faculty forums).
Qualified candidates should currently hold a tenured full professor position or equivalent in a leading institution, with a vibrant research program and service spirit, and preferably leadership experience.
Please send a cover letter, a CV, and the names of three referees to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About ShanghaiTech University:
ShanghaiTech is a young resource-rich university with a modern residential campus in the heart of Shanghai Pudong’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. With an academic focus on STEAM research, ShanghaiTech is committed to carrying out China’s national development strategy and nurturing the next generation of innovative scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.
With the backing and support of the Shanghai Municipal Government and China Academy of Science, ShanghaiTech’s five schools and three research institutes seek cutting-edge solutions to address the challenges that China and the world is facing in the fields of energy, material, environment, human health, and artificial intelligence.
The University is building a top-tier faculty of 1,000 professors including 500 tenured/tenure-track faculty (recruited globally) and 500 adjunct faculty recruited from CAS institutes, leading global companies and other prestigious universities. We have campuses in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and downtown Shanghai. ShanghaiTech is completing a state-of-the-art research infrastructure and has formed a network of research alliances with nearby facilities such as the CAS Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility and the National Center for Protein Science Shanghai.
SLST aims to develop into a world-class, research-oriented school in life science and technology, drawing strength not only from its outstanding full-time faculty but also from two affiliated world-class biomedical research institutes at ShanghaiTech (including three laboratories led by Nobel laureates) as well as from select faculty members jointly appointed with institutes of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai who conduct world-class research. In addition, SLST have priority access to the state-of-art National Research Facilities, and are developing close collaborations with its neighboring R&D centers of multinational pharmaceutical and biotech companies in Zhangjiang High-tech Park—the “Biopharma Valley” of China.
SLST conducts teaching and research in all fundamental areas of life science. It promotes a new model of liberal-art style education that fosters academic integrity, originality, and innovation. Its research is focused on, but not limited to, genomics and proteomics, epigenetics, RNA biology, systems biology, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, super-resolution microscopy, chemical biology and drug discovery, and translational medicine. SLST encourages interdisciplinary approaches and promotes the model of translational research where basic and applied research are tightly integrated.
SLST is aggressively building its faculty to eventually 100 primary tenure-track faculty positions. Most faculty members receive their PhD and/or postdoctoral training, or formerly held tenure-track faculty positions, in leading US universities and research institutions. The faculty consists of mainly young talents with high motivation and creative energy. SLST is creating a dynamic hub where research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship are tightly integrated to nurture students who are expected to become leading scientists in basic research and innovators/entrepreneurs in biomedical/ biotechnical industries.