University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

Assistant Professor in the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

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Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Salary: CNY 420,000-600,000 per year

Hours: Full Time                           

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

The Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences (IFFS) in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) located in the city of Chengdu has an ambitious plan for extending their research capabilities. There are several openings for faculty positions at early career (namely Assistant and Associate Professor) stages.  Based on the interdisciplinary nature of the IFFS the positions are available in the following fields:

  • Quantum Information: Quantum Information, Quantum Metrology, Quantum Computing, Quantum Devices, Quantum Software, Quantum Detection, Quantum communication, etc
  • Mathematics: Statistical Physics and Complex Systems, Nonlinear fixed-point theory, bioinformatics, granular computing, etc
  • Computer Science: Artificial intelligence, cyber security, quantum information, algorithms and applications, etc

Qualifications and Requirements

The candidates must possess a PhD degree granted by prestigious overseas universities and have demonstrated excellent achievements in scientific research. At least 36 months of consecutive work experience in research after completion of PhD. The successful candidates should work full time in the IFFS and live in China. 

Application Procedure

The application procedure has two stages: 

  • First stage (1st March 2023): The applicants should send the personal Curriculum Vitae with the list of publications(give the citations and impact factor) and academic achievements to: Please specify one of the above fields that you are interested to apply for in the subject of your email as well. 
  • Second stage: The short-listed candidates are asked to submit their research proposal and they will be interviewed by our recruiting committee. 

Offering Package

The UESTC offers competitive salary, a good start up grant and provides free accommodation for transition.  We also help the candidates to apply for external funding so that the candidates can save their grant to establish their research team. The offering package includes: 

  • Annual salary: CNY 420,000-600,000 per year (before tax)
  • Accommodation: Free apartment for up to 1 year
  • Start-up grant: Research funding about CNY 1,000,000 (1,000,000-3,000,000 extra national program support)
  • Postdocs: Basic salary + CNY 100,000 Subsidization for hiring qualified postdocs

About the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences

The Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China was established in 2014 as the “Special Academic Zone” of the university to boost basic research and foster innovation. Researchers with extensive international experience conduct cutting-edge research in its nurturing environment.

To make joint efforts to build first-rate university with first-rate disciplines, IFFS has established an international and interdisciplinary research team and platform by adopting an internationally compatible research organization and management mode.

About University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Known as "The Cradle of China's National Electronics Industry", University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) is one of the top 36 Universities, which are included in the “Double-First Construction Initiative” in China. In the latest National Discipline Evaluation, both Electronic Science and Technology and Information and Communication Engineering rank No. 1. According to 2022 US News Best Global Universities Subject Rankings, our featured discipline Electronic Science ranks NO.7 worldwide, and Computer Science No. 19 worldwide. Computer Science ranks 19 and Engineering 46 worldwide as top 1‰ in the newest ESI. Also, UESTC is renowned in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Material Science, Neuroscience and Behavior, Biology and Biochemistry, Clinical Medicine, Environment/Ecology, and Plant & Animal Science (top 1% in the ESI).

About Chengdu

Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, is located in the southwest of China and well known as Homeland for Pandas. It is the biggest and fastest developing city in West China and ranked as one of the most pleasant cities to live in China. It will offer you the opportunity for creating a happy work-life balance with a flexible lifestyle and less pressure. Indeed, it is often said of Chengdu that people who come to live here never want to leave! Chengdu is also an international city with 20 consulates, 2 international airports, and over 100 international routes and is investing heavily in transport infrastructure making travel within the city increasingly easy.

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