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Faculty Positions in School of Engineering, Westlake University

Westlake University
Hangzhou, Zhejiang (CN)
Internationally competitive salary and a fringe benefits package
Closing date
Nov 29, 2021
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The School of Engineering (SOE) at the Westlake University (Westlake) is seeking to fill multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in all ranks. We seek candidates with research interests in but not limited to the following programs and areas.

Program 1: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AI).

Areas: (1) Machine Learning and Big Data; (2) Vision, Language and Signal Processing; (3) Intelligent Robot and Autonomous Systems; (4) AI for Cross-Disciplines.


Program 2: Biomedical Engineering (BME).

Areas: (1) Biomedical Imaging and Diagnostics; (2) Neural and Bioelectronics Engineering, (3) Cell, Tissue and Therapeutic Engineering.


Program 3: Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).

Areas: (1) Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering; (2) Synthetic Biology; (3) Energy and Environment.


Program 4: Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE).

Areas: (1) Optics, Photonics and Optoelectronics; (2) Micro- and Nano-fabrication Technologies; (3) Microelectronics and Telecommunications; (4) Electronic and Energy Devices.


Program 5: Sustainable and Environmental Engineering (SEE).

Areas: (1) Eco-environmental Systems and Global Change; (2) Food, Resources and Sustainability; (3) Environmental Chemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology; (4) Carbon Neutrality Strategy and Technology.


Program 6: Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering (MSME).

Areas: (1) Robotics and Mechanical Systems; (2) Materials for Health (3) Advanced Manufacturing; (4) Energy Materials;(5) Electronic Materials.

Faculty members in the SOE are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service endeavors.

To apply, please create a candidate profile and send an Email to The application package should include a statement of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a cover letter and a publication list all in a single pdf file. Candidates for tenure-track positions must provide names and contact information for three letters of reference in the application file. Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship; selected candidates will be contacted to provide reference letters.

Founded in 2018, Westlake University is a new, private research university located in Hangzhou, China, with a world-class environment for research and education in science, engineering and technology, and life sciences. We welcome exceptional scholars in all branches of cutting-edge science and technology to pursue an exciting career opportunity with us.

The SOE has 55 faculty in the abovementioned programs, including 9 Chair Professors, 6 tenured Professors and Associate Professors, and 40 Tenure-Track Assistant and Associate Professors. The SOE has approximately 284 graduate students. We have the following facilities: (1) Biomedical Research Core Facilities; (2) Laboratory Animal Resource Center; (3) Westlake Center for Micro/Nano Fabrication; (4) Westlake University High Performance Center; (5) Instrumentation and Service Center for Physical Sciences; (6) Instrumentation and Service Center for Molecular Sciences.

At the time of appointment, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The evaluation of applications by the search committee will be initiated immediately once the application files are complete.


For any questions concerning the application process, please send an email to

Westlake University conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.



Westlake Center for Genome Editing Founded at Hangzhou, China in 2018, Westlake University is a new type of non-profit research-oriented university, creating a stimulating, world-class environment for research and education in science, engineering and technology, and life sciences.

Westlake Center for Genome Editing is a newly established research center at Westlake University, aiming to develop novel technologies for genome editing applications. Zhiwei Huang is the director of the center, and the Yunqi Chair Professor at the School of Life Sciences.

The research directions of the center include: Novel genome editing approaches; Delivery systems for genome editing; Genome editing at the organismal level; Genome editing-related DNA damage repair.

The center is now recruiting research staff, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants!

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Westlake University
No. 18 Shilongshan Road, Cloud Town, Xihu District
Non US or Canada
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