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Academic Talents for Zhongfa Aviation University

Zhongfa Aviation University
Hangzhou, Zhejiang (CN)
Internationally competitive salary and startup packages
Closing date
Jul 7, 2021
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Global Recruitment

Academic Talents for Zhongfa Aviation University

With the vision of establishing Zhongfa Aviation University, a world-class university for high-quality education and cutting-edge research, we seek exceptional faculty members from all over the world for its School of Civil Aviation, School of Aerospace, School of Informatics, and School of Engineering.


On the 9th of January 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Beihang University and École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC) for jointly founding Zhongfa Aviation University in Hangzhou, China.

With the goal of becoming a world-leading university, Zhongfa Aviation University is dedicated to multidisciplinary and innovation-oriented education as well as interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research, all achieved through a new international university model.

Zhongfa Aviation University is situated in Hangzhou, adjacent to Liangzhu Ancient City, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. The picturesque campus, covering an area of over 240 acres in a scenic setting, will provide state-of-the-art facilities designed to facilitate the best environment possible for students and staff in which they can thrive. The construction of the campus will be completed by 2023. In the present preparatory stage, the university operates from an interim campus in the north west of Hangzhou.

Currently, Zhongfa Aviation University is awaiting approval for its establishment from the Ministry of Education of China.


The four schools seek talents in various fields, including, but not limited to:

School of Civil Aviation: space-air-ground integrated network and aeronautical broadband communication, air traffic management and transportation planning, avionics and satellite navigation, general aviation and intelligent operations, and civil aviation finance and regulations.

School of Aerospace: transonic and hypersonic aerodynamics and thermodynamics, green aviation and alternative aviation fuels (AAFs), aerospace big data, smart cloud, aerospace environmental and climatic implications, unmanned/manned general aviation, and unconventional aerospace engineering.

School of Informatics: precision measurement and sensing technology, integrated circuit design tools and manufacturing equipment, and artificial intelligence.

School of Engineering: advanced aeronautics materials, new functional materials, computational materials science, and intelligent manufacturing.


To apply, candidates should fit one of the four following categories:

Type A (Chair Professor): winners of major international science and technology awards such as the Nobel Prize, Fields Prize, Turing Prize; Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, or leading academic institutions of equivalent status in other countries; world-leading scholars who have held tenures at top universities or research institutions; CEOs or CTOs of leading technology companies.

Type B (Associate Professor/ Full Professor): tenured associate professors/ full professors at top universities or research institutions, OR exceptional scholars with excellence in academic performance and global academic influence. The selected candidates should hold a doctorate from a top university or research institution.

Type C (Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor): assistant professors/ associate professors at top universities or research institutions, OR scholars with an outstanding track record of academic or technological performance in their fields of research. The selected candidates should hold a doctorate from a top university or research institution.

Type D (Postdoctoral fellow): Ph.D. graduates from top universities with strong scientific research capabilities and recognised academic potential.


Successful candidates are provided with the following remuneration, funding, and benefits, which will be commensurate with their qualifications and experience:


(a) An internationally competitive salary and fringe benefits of superior level for candidates of the equivalent position in their previous universities/institutions.

(b) An annual pay of US$61,000 to US$76,000 for post-doctorates (government subsidies included).

Research funding

(a) State-of-the-art research platforms, generous research funding, ample laboratory space and an excellent office environment (the establishment of tailored research labs will be strongly supported).

(b) Assistance with application for national, provincial and municipal talent programmes and research funding.


(a) Rent-free fully furnished apartment.

(b) Up to US$1,230,000 housing subsidies from the Municipal Government of Hangzhou; up to US$12,300 living and settlement subsidies granted to full-time Ph.D. graduates; up to US$18,460 annual living subsidies for in-station post-docs; up to US$61,520 living allowance for researchers who have completed a post-doctoral programme within a year.

(c) Access to high-quality nursery/primary education for children.


Please send application documents to Candidates may apply for one school only. The email subject should include the name of the candidate, the intended school, and 'SCIENCECAREERS'. Applications must be submitted in a single PDF file comprised of three parts in the following order:

(a) A CV.

(b) Academic Position Application Form (Appendix 1).

Download the form:

(c) Proof of research achievements, including sample research publications (cover, contents and abstract), thesis (full text), patents, scholarships and awards (certificate).


Human Resources

Ms. Xu

 +86 (0)571 89308159

School of Civil Aviation

Ms. Li

+86 (0)571 89308160

School of Aerospace

Ms. Xu

 +86 (0)571 89308159

School of Informatics

Ms. Gong

+86 (0)571 89308953

School of Engineering

Ms. Zhong

 +86 (0)571 89308162 


Address: Building 12 (Talent Hub), Xixi Octagon City, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang

For more information, please follow our Wechat official account "中法航空大学筹建" (Wechat ID.: gh_92d71e94e857).



Zhongfa Aviation University, funded by Zhejiang Province and the city of Hangzhou, is jointly established by Beihang University and Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC). The university is dedicated to multidisciplinary and innovation-oriented education as well as cutting-edge and core technology research. With the goal of becoming a world-class research university, ZFAU will stay committed to establishing a new international university model that is modern and forward-thinking. The campus of ZFAU is situated adjacent to Liangzhu Ancient City, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. The picturesque campus is expected to be completed by 2023 and will provide the most conducive environment for students and staff to live and work. In the present preparatory stage, the university operates from an interim campus in the northwest of Hangzhou.



Tel: +86 (0)571 89308159


Location: Building 11/12, Xixi Octagon City, Yuhang District, 310023 Hangzhou, PR China

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