Faculty Position at SUSTech School of Medicine
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public research university funded by Shenzhen city. Widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China’s higher education forward to match China’s ever-growing role in the international arena, SUSTech aspires to be a globally-renowned university that contributes significantly to the advancement of science and technology by excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing future creative leaders and creating knowledge for the world. Located in Shenzhen, one of the fastest-growing cities in China and the country’s window to the world, SUSTech enjoys strong connections with leading companies in China and renowned universities around the world.
The School of Medicine at SUSTech was founded in 2018. It is positioned as an internationalized high-level research school of medicine featuring the integration of medicine with sciences, engineering, and humanities. Its mission is to train and foster leading medical talents who will possess ethical integrity, professional competence, and global vision. Taking advantage of the strong science and engineering disciplines of SUSTech, the School of Medicine will establish a system of ‘new medicine’ to achieve interdisciplinary development between medicine and engineering, the humanities and sciences, with ‘clinical medicine’ as the core focus. Through such integration of medicine with engineering, sciences, and the humanities and by drawing on the experience of medical education models both in China and abroad, the School of Medicine is striving to build itself into a base for cultivating world-class medical talents with multidisciplinary capabilities to meet the strategic demands for health development at the municipal, provincial and national levels.
The School of Medicine currently has over 230 employees. In the past two years, the School of Medicine has built a strong faculty team with thirty-six core tenured and tenure-track members, including one academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and five chair professors. Among these faculty members, forty people have earned outstanding academic talent honor at the national, provincial, or municipal level. There are currently twenty-nine postdoctoral fellows, with expected rapid growth in the near future. All members in an individual faculty member’s research team have a master’s or higher education degree.
The School of Medicine has established eight departments, including the Department of Medical Neurosciences, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Human Cell Biology and Genetics, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Department of Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology, Department of Pathology, and Department of Oncology. Additionally, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is in development. It also has two specially designated scientific research platforms – the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory for Cell Microenvironment and Disease Research and the SUSTech Pain Medicine Center.
The School of Medicine currently has two core undergraduate education programs – clinical medicine and biomedicine, with several more to be developed in the next few years. The School of Medicine also has a strategic plan to collaborate with King’s College London (UK) in building a joined international medical education program or joined medical school. The School presently enrolls graduate students for master and doctoral degrees in biology and is currently in the process of applying for accreditation for offering master and doctoral degrees in clinical medicine. The School of Medicine has ten hospitals with a direct affiliation or with a collaboration relationship. The main hospital of the School of Medicine, which will be adjacent to the School of Medicine, is currently under design, and its construction will start soon.
Learn more about SUSTech here: https://www.sustech.edu.cn/en/
SUSTech School of Medicine offers equal opportunities and welcome applicants from the world with all ethnic backgrounds. We seek outstanding applicants for full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty positions, including assistant professor, associate professor, professor, and chair professor, in the following four departments: Department of Medical Neurosciences, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Human Cell Biology and Genetics. The compensation package will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The detailed recruitment information of each department is listed as follows.
1. Department of Medical Neurosciences
The newly established Department of Medical Neuroscience at the School of Medicine, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank from assistant professor to full professor. Candidates pursuing research in all areas of neuroscience with medical relevance are welcomed to apply. Applicants should have a doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience. They will be expected to establish an independent, internationally recognized research program and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate education. Joint appointments with affiliated hospitals are encouraged.
How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of research & teaching and contacts of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org, copy email@example.com, and the email should be entitled in the format of ‘name – position rank of interest – Department of Medical Neurosciences.
2. Department of Pharmacology
Following the overall positioning and development objectives of SUSTech, the School of Medicine has established the Pharmacology Department since April 2020. From day one of its establishment, the Pharmacology Department has worked hard to set up innovative platforms to recruit excellent pharmacology professionals who have a solid academic basis, the capability of making innovation, huge room for progress as well as development potentials, set up a first-class molecular pharmacology research base, and formed an efficient echelon of faculty members specialized in pharmacology.
Excellent scholars from both home and abroad are sincerely welcomed to join the Pharmacology Department at SUSTech. The specialties include but are not limited to molecular pharmacology, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, endocrinology pharmacology, tumor pharmacology，structure pharmacology, and drug metabolism.
How to apply: Application materials should include: 1) A copy of detailed personal résumé; copies of academic qualifications and diplomas; 2) Contact details of at least three recommenders; 3) List of the research projects over the last five years, published papers, and award-winning outcomes; copies of research projects, as well as award-winning certificates; and 4) Proof of employment at important positions at home and / or abroad. Applicants should send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, copy email@example.com, and the email should be entitled in the format of ‘name – position rank of interest – Department of Pharmacology.
3. Department of Biochemistry
In our newly established Department of Biochemistry, we welcome exceptional candidates in any areas of biology including protein design, structural biology, protein misfolding diseases, translational biology, proteomics, cancer, chromatin biology, protein trafficking and metabolism. We offer excellent research resources in many areas with state of art core facilities, including cryo-EMs. The successful candidate should have a record of outstanding research creativity and productivity, and is expected to establish an innovative, cutting-edge research program. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, demonstrated research excellence, and strong teaching ability. Candidates with clinical background and a translational focus are encouraged to apply. A globally competitive start-up package will be provided to successful candidates. Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to apply: Applicants should send a full CV and a statement of research and teaching interests to firstname.lastname@example.org, copy email@example.com, and the email should be entitled in the format of ‘name – position rank of interest – Department of Biochemistry.
4. Department of Human Cell Biology and Genetics.
The newly established Department of Human Cell Biology and Genetics at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) School of Medicine was established in July 2020. It aims to nurture future scientists, foster innovative research, and serve society. Positions at all ranks are available immediately: The department invites applications for full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in cell biology or genetics.
Applicants for tenure-track positions should have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral training in biomedical sciences. They should have also demonstrated outstanding potential in innovative research and quality teaching. Applicants for tenured Professors or Associate Professor positions should have a track record of independent research, extramural funding, classroom teaching, and excellent publication record. Chair professorship is available for exceptional candidates. How to apply: Applicants should send a full CV, position rank of interest, contact information of three referees, and personal statements in teaching, research, and service to firstname.lastname@example.org, copy email@example.com, and the email should be entitled in the format of applicant name (Last, first) – position rank of interest – HCBG.