Faculty Positions in School of Engineering, Westlake University

Category: Faculty

Department: SE

Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

About us

Founded in 2018, Westlake University is a new type of non-profit research-oriented university in Hangzhou, China, supported by public and private funding. Preceded by the Westlake Institute for Advanced Study, Westlake University is creating a stimulating, world-class environment for research and education in science, engineering and technology, and life sciences.

The School of Engineering (SOE) at 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: 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.

Program 6: 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.


The SOE has 61 faculty in the abovementioned programs, including 10 Chair Professors, 5 tenured Professors and Associate Professors, 43 Tenure-Track Assistant and Associate Professors, and 3 Westlake Fellows. The SOE has approximately 390 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. For more information, please visit: https://en-soe.westlake.edu.cn/.

Faculty members in 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: engineeringfacultysearch@westlake.edu.cn (Email Title: Name+Program) or submit your application via INTERFOLIO: apply.interfolio.com/95472. The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (your up-to-date CV with publication list), and a statement of research summary and research proposal (3-5 pages), 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 or arrange three letters of reference to be sent by referees directly to engineeringfacultysearch@westlake.edu.cn. Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship; selected candidates will be contacted to provide reference letters.

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 engineeringfacultysearch@westlake.edu.cn.

Review of applications will start upon receipt and will continue until the positions are filled. 

For exceptional applicants recommended by the faculty search committee, we will schedule interviews immediately.


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