Faculty Positions at Westlake University

Westlake University
Hangzhou, Zhejiang (CN)
Salary Negotiable
July 27 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Westlake University has been formally approved by the Ministry of Education. Unlike most other Chinese universities and colleges, Westlake University is governed by the Board of Trustees, which selects the University President and decides on all strategic matters relating to the development of the University. The not-for-profit Westlake University is a vanguard in higher education reform in China and has been empowered by a set of government policies that are specifically designed to overcome the barriers of reform.

Supported by philanthropists and the Chinese government, Westlake University aims to become a leading world-class university in research and education in about 10 years. Westlake University is preceded by the Westlake Institute for Advanced Study, which was founded by a group of scientists who were born and raised in China but received postgraduate education in developed countries. Westlake University has three schools: School of Life Sciences (covering all branches of modern experimental biology and computational biology and all branches of medical sciences), School of Sciences (covering mathematics, physics, chemistry, and emerging fields of sciences), and School of Engineering (covering all branches of engineering).

Unlike any other university in China, Westlake is a bilingual and international university that seeks the highest standard of scholarship. Both Chinese and English are official languages on campus, and each course must be offered in dual languages. Westlake University observes international norms in higher education and upholds a highest level of ethical rules. Westlake University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all ethnic background and from all countries.

School of Life Sciences covers Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacy and all the relevant basic research and application research; it also carries out basic medical research and application studies, covering Physiology, Neurobiology, Genetics, Immunology, and Pharmacology. Various disciplines complement each other, researchers fully exchange opinions. The School of Life Sciences will integrate modern biology and medical sciences and is committed to carrying out basic research on biology studies and human beings in order to improve human health. Hopefully some research findings can be world-leading in key areas, and the findings can not only become classical knowledge but also bring real-world application effects, and therefore the School of Life Sciences will become a base for scientist to mediate, to teach and to research, to become one of the leading biology research and talents training centers worldwide. 

School of Sciences comprises of the departments of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and plans to recruit around 100 tenure-track and tenured faculty within the next five years. We seek teachers/scholars around the world with innovative ideas to advance the frontiers in human knowledge and to achieve sustainable improvement in human living conditions. The pursuit of these ideas through scholarly research, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative education is the focus of our mission.  Each department in the School of Sciences is recruiting globally in all research areas at all ranks, ranging from tenure-track Assistant Professor to tenured Chair Professor. The successful applicants are expected to have a track record of outstanding accomplishments, a plan to establish a research program of high impact and a strong ability to communicate and teach.

School of Engineering is devoted to meeting Chinese and global great demand for national strategic development of new industries. Focusing on “Made in China 2025” strategy, it will establish research subjects featuring interdisciplinary and emerging disciplines and become the important base for national major scientific technological research and innovative talents training center. School of Engineering always holds the policy of selecting international top talents as research subject leaders. School of Engineering is currently organized into three research centers: initially focused on Information Science and Engineering, Nanotechnology and Energy Engineering, Environmental and Resources Engineering. School of Engineering is actively recruiting first-class personnel through well-designed stages.

Outstanding scholars working in related interdisciplinary frontiers are also welcome to apply.

The primary criteria for the evaluation of faculty applications include evidence of ability to establish and pursue a program of high-quality research and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. Appointments are made at the following ranks: tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenure-track Associate Professor, tenured Associate Professor, Full Professor, and Endowed Chair Professor.

Westlake University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all ethnic background and from all countries. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated exceptional research excellence in a relevant field. Westlake University welcomes applications of all nationalities and provides internationally competitive support in research start-up and facility, personal compensation and housing arrangements. Long-term, stable research funds are available for faculty members who are at the forefront in the research areas.

Applicants should submit their CV including a publication list and a description of research plan (3-5 pages). Please send the application materials as electronic PDF files to talents@westlake.edu.cn. Email subject should mention the applicant’s name and the position title (i.e., Name-name of school -research area). In addition, applicants for tenure-track positions should arrange three recommendation letters to be submitted to Westlake University via this email address.


Ms. YANG Mengchen, Department of Human Resources, Westlake University

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

For more information, please visit: http://www.wias.org.cn/english-flist-426.html

  • Review of applications will start upon receipt and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants will be selected for interviews scheduled in November, 2018.
  • For excellent applicants highly recommended by the academic search committee, we will co-ordinate the scheduling of interviews at any convenient time!

This advertisement is valid and positions remain open until filled.