Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Shenzhen, China
Highly competitive salaries and benefit packages will be provided to tenure-track/tenured faculty.
March 07 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, currently a division within the Faculty of Engineering at SUSTech. The compensation package is globally competitive (including US and Hong Kong) and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUSTech ( was founded in 2011 with public funding from the Municipal Government of Shenzhen. A thriving metropolis of over 20 million people bordering Hong Kong, Shenzhen has often been referred to as the “Silicon Valley of China” with strong telecommunication, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Widely regarded as a pioneer of higher-education reform in China, SUSTech aims to become a top-tier international university that excels in interdisciplinary research, talent development and knowledge discovery. In the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World Universities Rankings 2019, SUSTech was included for the first time and ranked as the 8th among the mainland China universities.

Internationalization is a hallmark of SUSTech where English is a primary instructional language.

The SUSTech | School of Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) ( was established in May 2015. The mission of ESE is to become: an innovative training ground for cultivating top talent in environmental fields; an international center of excellence for environmental research; a leading platform for innovation and industrialization of advanced environmental protection technologies; and an influential think- tank for environmental sustainability. Currently, ESE has over 50 full-time faculty and research staff, including the recipients of numerous national and international awards and honors. ESE is organized into three broadly-defined groups (programs): Environmental Science/Engineering/Health; Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering; Global Environmental Change and Management. Major areas of research represented by the existing faculty include: watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry, soil and groundwater contamination and remediation, environmental health risk assessment and interventions, environmental microbiology and biotechnology, atmospheric chemistry and air pollution control, solid waste recycling and management, remote sensing of the environment, macroecology and biodiversity, global change and environmental sustainability. ESE is planning to fill additional two dozen tenure-track/tenured positions over the next 3-4 years to enhance and expand existing faculty and research strengths. The school is home to the State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Integrated Surface Water-Groundwater Pollution Control as well as the Shenzhen Institute of Sustainable Development.

The ideal candidate will provide vision and strategic and intellectual leadership for ESE while promoting excellence and collegial work environment within the ESE and across the university. The dean will advance and accelerate research, innovation and education in the school and facilitate collaboration across the campus as well as nationally and internationally. Qualified candidates must have an earned doctorate in environmental science/engineering, geoscience, or a related discipline; a distinguished record of scholarly achievements that meet the standards for a tenured appointment at the full professor level in ESE; a record of sound leadership and administrative accomplishment; and a familiarity with both international and Chinese higher education systems.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applicants should e-mail a comprehensive curriculum vitae and detailed letter of interest along with the contact information of five references to ESE Dean Search Committee Chair, The position will remain open until filled, but for fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received as soon as possible and no later than May 1, 2019.

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