Faculty Position in School of Science, Westlake University

Westlake University

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Category: Faculty


Location: Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

About us

Founded in 2018, Westlake University is a new, private research university in Hangzhou, China. 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.

Westlake University seeks exceptional scholars in all branches of cutting-edge science and technology from around the world. If you believe you are among the best in your chosen research field, you may wish to consider an exciting career opportunity in Westlake University.

The School of Science consists of departments of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. We plan to recruit around 90 tenure-track and tenured faculty within the next few years. We seek teachers/scholars around the world with innovative ideas to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and to promote sustainable improvement of human living conditions. The pursuit of these ideas through scholarly research, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative education is the focus of our mission.

Your Opportunity and Qualifications

Faculty Positions are open at four distinct ranks: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, and Chair Professor.

Tenured faculty: Associate Professor, Full Professor, or Chair Professor

- The applicant should have world-class academic achievements and hold tenured Associate Professorship (or above) or equivalent positions in world-class universities or research institutes.

- The applicant promises to work full time at Westlake upon acceptance of the offer. 

Tenure-track faculty: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

- The applicant should have a doctorate degree.

- The applicant should have academic achievements equivalent to those of the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in world-class universities. 

- The applicant promises to work full time at Westlake upon acceptance of the offer. The first appointment will be five years. 

Salary, Benefits and Start-up package

Each faculty member will receive an internationally competitive salary and a fringe benefits package that includes a generous housing option, a high-end medical care plan for the entire family, etc. These benefits have been designed with references to those of the research private universities in the US.

Each faculty member is provided with an internationally competitive start-up package that includes long-term and sufficient research funds, ample laboratory space, excellent equipment and research support. Stable financial support safeguards every research project that is designed to push the envelope of human knowledge.

How to apply

Please submit your complete application package including the following materials as a single pdf. file in English to talents@westlake.edu.cn. In the subject line please indicate “Name +School + Department + Research field”.  

- Cover letter

- Up-to-date CV with a publication list and Google Scholar profile link

- Statement of Research Summary and Research Proposal (3-5 pages)

- Arrange for 3 letters of reference (to be sent by referees directly to the above email address)


Office of Human Resources, Westlake University

Address: 18 Shilongshan Road, Cloud Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

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

For excellent applicants highly recommended by the academic search committee, we will co-ordinate the scheduling of interviews at any convenient time!

This advertisement is valid, and positions remain open until filled.


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