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Tenure-Track / Tenured Faculty Positions The Institute of Atom Manufacturing

Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

About the School

The Atomic Manufacturing Institute of Nanjing University, located in Suzhou Campus of Nanjing University, is a second-level entity research institution of Nanjing University, and the supporting subject is physics. Atomic Manufacturing Institute is characterized by interdisciplinary, industry-research integration, demand-traction, and mechanism innovation. It has set up an innovative research team committed to cutting-edge research of single atoms, atomic clusters, atomic layers, and atomic-level assembly, based on the traditional superior discipline of Nanjing university, such as physics, chemistry, material science, electronics, etc. Three research areas are set: (1) atomic clusters: science selected cluster beam and advanced processing technology (2) Atomic scale assembly of atomically precise building blocks and advanced materials (3) Atomic scale electronic devices: Prototype devices design and advanced processing technology. These areas are set to explore development from atomic to micro, mesoscopic and macro manufacturing, systematically build a theoretical system of atomic scale interaction, tackle fundamental key technologies to break through atomic level manipulation, and finally develop a number of subversive and strategic products, processes and equipment. Based on the Institute, we also plan to develop "atomic manufacturing" discipline and major scientific and technological infrastructure for atomic limit micromanufacturing (referred to as atomic manufacturing equipment), strive to take the lead in the development of atomic (level) manufacturing technology at home and abroad, we also endeavor to lead the forefront of international science and technology, meet the major needs of the country and serve the local economy of China and Jiangsu.


The Institute of Atomic Manufacturing at Nanjing University is currently seeking to recruit top-tier scholars and exceptional young talents in the field of atomic manufacturing and related interdisciplinary areas. Candidates should possess substantial academic and professional experience in single atoms, atomic clusters, atomic layers, and atomic-level assembly research directions. Moreover, they should demonstrate a strong commitment to applying fundamental disciplines to advanced manufacturing technology. The current round plans to recruit a number of tenured associate professors, tenure-track associate professors and/or assistant professors. Positions for particularly outstanding scholars are available and will be considered individually.

The candidates should ideally have research expertise in the following areas:

  1. atomic clusters: science selected cluster beam and advanced processing technology;
  2. Atomic scale assembly of atomically precise building blocks and advanced materials;
  3. Atomic scale electronic devices: Prototype devices design and advanced processing technology.


The applicant should

  1. abide by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, and have a passion for teaching and research;
  2. abide by the ethics of teachers, uphold academic integrity, be willing to work diligently, and have no criminal record or record in breaching the ethics of teachers and/or academic integrity;
  3. have an excellent academic background, in particular a PhD in the relevant discipline, study or work experience at a prestigious higher education institution, and knowledge of the latest international trends and development in the relevant research field(s); For applicants for Assistant Professor: research experience for more than two years after receiving the doctoral degree. For applicants for Associate Professor: Research experience for more than four years after receiving the doctoral degree (exceptional candidates with less experiences may be considered);
  4. have outstanding teaching skills. The applicant should be able to teach core and/or innovative courses in the corresponding discipline, and have sound teaching methodologies and strong communication skills;
  5. demonstrate outstanding research track records and potentials. The applicant should have publications in his/her field of research, original ideas about the relevant fields, a clear vision about future research plans, and good potentials for further academic development. 

Supporting Materials for Applicant

A letter of application (please specify the field of research and the position you wish to apply);

  1. A detailed CV (please include a list of publications);
  2. A description of your research outcomes and their significances;
  3. A research plan (please also describe your research potentials);
  4. Three reference letters
  5. A description of your teaching experience.

Please login to the talent recruitment platform of Nanjing University ( to submit the application materials required.

Compensation Package and Support

  1. An annual salary (to be worked out individually)
  2. A start-up fund for research
  3. Qualification to supervise graduate students
  4. The university provides short-term lodging and housing subsidies. Applicants recruited can purchase commercial housing offered by the university at a special discount
  5. The university provides assistance with children’s schooling at primary and secondary school levels.
  6. Especially excellent talents will be recommended to apply for overseas excellent youth program or national excellent youth program.

Application deadline

Rolling recruitment (Interviews and evaluations will be organized in several batches depending on the number of actual applicants).

If the number of applicants for a single post is small, it will be extended appropriately.

Policy consultation

For further details, please contact the Institute’s Administrative Assistant Mr. Zhang at:

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