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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Recruitment

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai (CN)
Globally competitive, can offer additional support based on individual qualifications and needs.
Closing date
Aug 27, 2024

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About Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

Uniting Roots, Extending Reach

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a nationally renowned university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and jointly supported by the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Municipality. With a history spanning 128 years, SJTU has evolved into a top-tier institution of higher education, known for its comprehensive strength, innovative spirit, and global reach.


In alignment with the national strategy for talent development in the new era, we prioritize the core task of character education of all students. We actively drive initiatives in leading-edge technology, the economy, national critical needs, and the well-being of people’s lives and health. Additionally, we prioritize key initiatives such as Oceanic Exploration, Healthcare Advancement, Information Technology, and Innovation Hub. We also strive to foster highly skilled, well-rounded talents and promote innovations through our commitment to cross-disciplinary integration on an optimal platform. With a track record of remarkable innovation, we have been consistently recognized for our accomplishments, including the State Scientific and Technological Progress Award. We have also established national-level platforms and implemented major engineering projects, all aimed at fostering innovation-driven development.


Pooling Talents, Forging Success


We are dedicated to serving the country and making significant contributions to the growth of Shanghai. By leveraging the city’s international resources, we are committed to constructing a talent development platform that meets their needs. The talent policies and programs implemented by the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and municipal government have led to remarkable achievements in talent cultivation. With an open-minded approach and efficient services, we strive to create an environment where talents can thrive, build their careers, and fully realize their potential in Shanghai.


Embracing Talents, Near and Far


Our unwavering mission is to pursue academic excellence through talent while undertaking reforms of all kinds in talent development. As one of the pioneers in establishing a tenured system among domestic universities, we are also at the forefront of implementing diverse development and multi-faceted evaluation. In addition, we have established a system that follows a structured pyramid and promotes diversified growth, with the academic honor system and tenured framework as its pillars.


We have a streamlined process for talent recruitment, promotion, and position management, supported by a rapid response system to meet the needs for essential talents. We have formulated a high-level faculty development plan that aligns with the standards of world-class universities. Our aim is to deliver high-quality and efficient services in talent recruitment and retention, while facilitating the making of top-tier academic programs and a leading university in the world.


In line with Shanghai’s vision of establishing a globally renowned hub for fundamental research, we have made significant contributions. In 2023, we inaugurate the Siyuan Institute to attract exceptional young talents who have made great contributions in the fields of fundamental research and interdisciplinary sciences, or have achieved noteworthy research outcomes. For Siyuan Scholars, we offer a supportive and stimulating research environment, as well as long-term and stable funding.


Positions and Requirements

Honorary Positions


Chair Professor

  • Demonstrating exceptional original research findings or groundbreaking advancements in fundamental cutting-edge research and core technology.
  • Making significant contributions to national strategic and socio-economic development.
  • Assuming a pivotal leadership role in shaping and advancing the discipline’s development.
  • Exhibiting eminent recognition and scholarly influence both nationally and internationally.  


Distinguished Professor

  • Attaining landmark achievements and breakthroughs in fundamental cutting-edge research and core technology.
  • Making contributions to national strategic and socio-economic development.
  • Assuming a role in shaping and advancing the discipline’s development.
  • Exhibiting relatively high recognition and scholarly influence both nationally and internationally.


Faculty Positions


Tenured Professor

  • Achieving important research outcomes in cutting-edge research, core technology, or making important contributions to national strategic and socio-economic development.
  • Playing a crucial role in developing academic disciplines.
  • Exhibiting great recognition and academic influence both domestically and internationally.  


Tenured Associate Professor

  • Attaining outstanding achievements in the research field.
  • Achieving a certain level of recognition and academic influence both domestically and internationally.  


Tenure-Track Positions


Tenure-Track Associate Professor

  • Holding a doctoral degree with a minimum of three years.
  • Making great academic achievements in the relevant field.
  • Demonstrating solid academic abilities and promising prospects.  


Assistant Professor

  • Holding a doctoral degree.
  • Being able to conduct academic research independently.
  • Demonstrating academic abilities and great potential prospects.  



  • Young talents employed by the Siyuan Institute will be recognized as “Siyuan Scholars”.  


Postdoctoral Positions


About You

  • Holding or about to obtain a doctoral degree
  • Demonstrating research ethics and a strong dedication to teamwork.


What We Offer

  • Siyuan Postdoctoral Incentive Program: The program offers three categories, including domestic cultivation, joint training with international institutions, and global talent recruitment.
  • Competitive annual salary: Postdoctoral fellows receive a competitive salary, with the potential for obtaining a tenure-track position through evaluation at the end of the funding period.
  • Support for national and municipal postdoctoral talent programs: We assist postdoctoral fellows in applying for prestigious programs and funding projects, such as the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents (Boxin Program) and Shanghai Post-doctoral Excellence Program.


Guaranteed Benefits & Premium Services


We provide tangible benefits to our employees. This includes internationally competitive salaries, ample funding opportunities, and access to state-of-the-art research platforms. We prioritize creating a welcoming environment by adopting an innovative management model and embracing a comprehensive service philosophy.

  1. We offer globally competitive funding, salaries, and housing subsidies. Moreover, our Schools offer additional support and assistance when needed.
  2. We offer generous research start-up funds without any funding cap based on the platform development.
  3. We prioritize talent development and have implemented a tiered plan to harness the leadership impact of talented individuals. This plan provides significant support for young talents, allowing them to thrive and excel in their respective fields.
  4. We are committed to building cutting-edge research platforms that foster technological innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. Meanwhile, we empower talented individuals to excel in their professional pursuits and entrepreneurial ventures, driving rapid progress in their respective fields.
  5. We are dedicated to establishing research teams and fostering a strong academic culture. To support this, we provide qualification for graduate student recruitment, ensuring a conducive environment for the development of talented individuals.
  6. We place great importance on support services. Relying on affiliated hospitals and schools, we strive to help address the needs of their medical treatment and children’s enrollment.


Contact US


Interested applicants can send your CV (including contact information, personal statement, education and work experience, major scientific achievements, etc.) to the relevant department/school.


Contact information of the department/school can be found in the following link:


Talent Recruitment and Development Center, Division of Human Resources of SJTU

Tel&E-mail: +86-21-34206732,

Contact: Ms. Chu

Postdoctoral Management Office, Division of Human Resources of SJTU

Tel&E-mail: +86-21-34206725,

Contact: Ms. Liu