Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering

School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering
Shanghai (CN)
Salary Negotiable
July 17 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Recruiting Global Talents

School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering (NAOCE), founded in 1907, is the cradle of modern education and scientific research in the field of China’s Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, carrying forward the splendid tradition and educational philosophy of SJTU. From the first nuclear-powered submarine successfully tested in the 70s to the “Sea Dragon Series” ROV developed in-house now, NAOCE keeps moving forward to the glory with the spirit of practice and innovation. 

NAOCE consists of four departments, including Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Civil Engineering, and Transportation, Shipping and Logistics. Two primary disciplines of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and Mechanics are accredited as the two National Primary Key Disciplines. Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Mechanics, and Civil Engineering offer PhD programs of primary disciplines and host Postdoctoral Research Stations. NAOCE has two “double first-class” disciplines, won the top shot in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and ranked at 32nd in the 2017 QS World University Rankings of Civil Engineering (2nd in China).

Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

The Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, founded in 1943, was the source of education and scientific research in the field of China’s Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, and it has been historically ranked No. 1 in all the four time discipline assessments organized by Education Ministry of China. It has been dedicated to building “Big Sea” pattern in the purpose of implementing the national strategies of developing marine power, Silk Road on the Sea, Double First-class, and scientific innovative center with global influence in Shanghai.

The Department consists of five national bases, including National Laboratory of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Ship and Deep-Sea Exploration, China Strategy Institute of Ocean Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, and National Large-scale Scientific Facility Center of Deepwater Technology Experiments. Besides, it also boasts Joint Research Center for Marine Bionics co-established with Chiba University in Japan and a number of provincial bases of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation, Oceanic Administration, Marine Authority, and Shanghai government in China, which lay a solid foundation of talent cultivation and scientific research development.

The Department has the largest, fully functional and world leading experimental facilities, including Deepwater Offshore Basin, Ship Model Towing Tank, Wind Tunnel-circulating Water Channel, Cavitation Tunnel, Ocean Engineering Basin, Underwater Engineering, Acoustic Engineering, and Advanced Shipbuilding Technology, which have set the Trinity of scientific research, experimental test and engineering construction.

Research Groups

Ship Design 

Underwater Engineering 

Ship Structures 

Ship Hydrodynamics 

Laboratory of Ocean Engineering 

Ship Performance 

Knowledge-based Ship-design Hyper-integrated Platform

Acoustic Engineering 

Marine Equipment and Systems 

Harbor, Waterway and Coastal Engineering 

Advanced Computing Research 

Department of Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Engineering Mechanics was founded in 1958. In 1998, the general doctoral program of mechanics was accredited. The discipline of Mechanics was approved as National Primary Key Discipline in 2007. In 2008, both the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s Key Laboratory of Hydrodynamics and National Testing Center of Engineering Mechanics were established. The Bachelor degree program of Engineering Mechanics was appraised as National Characteristic Programs in 2009.

The Department includes four secondary disciplines: solid mechanics, general mechanics, fluid mechanics, and engineering mechanics. It has achieved enormous accomplishments in basic mechanics teaching and fundamental research, serving national needs and major projects. In particular, the department has developed the research areas of mechanical behavior of advanced materials and structures, hydrodynamics, multi-system dynamics and control, and advanced experimental methods, and it has begun to lay emphasis on new cross-disciplinary research, such as micro/nanomechanics, biomechanics, and environmental mechanics. 

Research Groups

Fluid Mechanics 

Solid Mechanics 

General Mechanics (Dynamics and Control) 

Experimental Mechanics 

Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering was founded in 1907 as a special class of Railway Engineering and transferred to be the discipline of Civil Engineering in 1913. In 2008, the major of Civil Engineering was rated as national characteristic discipline. The department became one of the first experimental units of “Educating and Training Outstanding Engineers" plan in 2010, and it acquired the B-level funding of building world first-class discipline in 2012. The field of Civil and Structural Engineering was selected in the National “Double First-class” Discipline Initiatives in 2017.

The Department includes four secondary disciplines: geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, disaster prevention and reduction engineering, and defense engineering. In 2007, geotechnical engineering was approved to be Shanghai Key Discipline. Based on the needs of urban construction and social development, the department now focuses its research in the areas of ocean geotechnical engineering, underground geotechnical engineering, large span space structures, green materials and new structures, reliability management of structural life cycle, and safety disaster prevention in civil and ocean engineering.

Research Groups

Tunnel and Underground Space Technology

Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Hydraulic Geotechnical Mechanics 

Engineering Structural Reliability 

Steel Structures 

Engineering Safety and Disaster Prevention 

Experimental Center of Civil Engineering

Space Structures 

Green Building Materials and Modern Architectural Structures

Department of Transportation, Shipping and Logistics

The Department of Transportation, Shipping and Logistics was once established as Navigation Major at Shanghai High Industrial School, which was the predecessor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, of Postal Ministry in the Late Qing in 1909, as one of the pioneers of Chinese modern higher maritime education. It fully takes advantages of cross-discipline, high-quality faculty and students, internationalization and talent cultivation. It jointly builds the discipline of Transportation, Shipping and Logistics with Underwater Engineering Institute of SJTU and China Strategy Institute of Ocean Engineering. The discipline ranked 26th in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In the 2012-2015 high level research papers of Shipping ranking published by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the program ranked No.3 in the world and No.1 in mainland China.

The main research fields of the Department include shipping transportation and modern logistics, transportation planning and management, transportation and environment, transportation infrastructure construction and management. It also hosts Transportation Research Center, Engineering Management Institute, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), Smart Transportation Research Center, Traffic Simulation and Driving Behavior Laboratory, Transportation Environment Laboratory, and Shipping Database.

Research Group

International Shipping and Logistics and Transportation Engineering

Global Talents Wanted

In recent years, NAOCE has taken academic honor and tenure system as the starting points to build up the high-caliber talent team, aiming to meet the major national strategies, deepen the reform of categorized faculty development, enhance multi-faculty evaluation system, reasonably utilize resources, and the school has been dedicated to cultivating and attracting outstanding young talents, with a goal to develop talent aggregation effect, foster international competitiveness, and promote interdisciplinary clusters so that the talents can be the important carriers of brilliant culture and communicators of advanced thoughts and the new knowledge and innovative technologies can be advanced.

In order to implement the strategy of empowering the school by talents, NAOCE is recruiting young scholars and high-level talents both at home and abroad, those that embark on research in the fields of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Transportation, Shipping and Logistics, and other related areas.

Positions: Tenure-track Associate Professor

Recruiting Target: Overseas high-caliber youth talents that meet the requirements of Thousand Talents Youth Program.


(1) Engaged in the fields of natural science or engineering, within a maximum age of 40.

(2) A PhD degree from a world-class university, with a minimum of three years oversea academic working experience of innovative research. Has produced outstanding research outcomes, and has strong academic potential in the frontier field with an equivalent qualification at the level of Assistant Professor in world-class universities.

(3) Extremely excellent oversea PhD graduates can be employed regardless of age and work experience.

Positions: Tenure-track assistant professor


(1) Engaged in the fields of natural science or engineering, within a maximum age of 35.

(2) A PhD degree from a world-class university, with a minimum of one year of oversea academic working experience in world-class universities or academic research institutes of related fields.

(3) Excellent academic background, well defined research directions, strong research ability and high development potential.

Salary and Benefits

SJTU and NAOCE will offer free academic environment, brilliant working environment and competitive compensation, help apply for significant Talent Programs, such as Thousand Talents Plan, Thousand Talents Youth Program, and Shanghai Oriental Scholar Program, provide strong academic support, and guarantee each youth talent to achieve their full potential. 

Application contacts

Please submit the following application materials:

1. Resume or CV

2. A list of publications, and statements of teaching and research interests

3. Three recommendation letters


Tel. (0086)21-34206336

Contact: Division of Human Resources of NAOCE-SJTU