Faculty Positions in Institute for Theoretical Sciences, Westlake University

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Faculty Positions in Institute for Theoretical Sciences, Westlake University

Category: Faculty


Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

About us

Westlake University, located in the picturesque city of Hangzhou, is a new type of non-profit research-oriented university in the People’s Republic of China. It is both supported by public and private funding and a vanguard in the reform of the higher education system in China. With its predecessor Westlake Institute for Advanced Study established in 2016, Westlake University is striving to cultivate top talent, to make breakthroughs in basic research and innovation in cutting-edge technologies, and to foster human development through science and technology.


The Institute for Theoretical Sciences was inaugurated at Westlake University on September 24th, 2020. Professor Gang Tian was appointed to be the founding director. The institute aims to marshal talent around the globe and pioneer in theoretical research in a range of fundamental disciplines, including mathematics, theoretical physics, etc. The institute also carries out scientific research plan, project research, discipline construction and other related work independently. The Institute seeks exceptional scholars in all areas of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.


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 six 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


Yungu Campus Address: 600 Dunyu Road, Sandun Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province 310030, CHINA

Yunqi Campus Address: 18 Shilongshan Road, Cloud Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province 310024, 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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