Mathematic Lecturer at UM-SJTU Joint Institute

UM-SJTU Joint Institute

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About JI

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) invites applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Teaching Professor positions in all emerging fields related to Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Materials Science & Engineering (MSE). The JI was founded in 2006 in Shanghai, China, with strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in ECE, ME, and MSE. The JI models itself after world class U.S. research universities, in terms of academic environment, faculty expectations, graduate research and undergraduate curricula. Both ME and ECE programs are ABET accredited. English is the official language of JI. The students are among China’s best.


Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in mathematics, physics or a related field and native-level English language skills (native speakers are preferred). Working experience of two years or more after obtaining the doctoral degree, as a post-doctoral student or as an instructor, is normally required. Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in mathematics is required, including (but not limited to) subjects such as single- and multi-variable calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. In addition, experience in a more specialized subject such as probability theory and statistics, numerical analysis or other area is desirable. Experience in the use of a computer algebra system and teaching experience or an additional background in physics, computer science or engineering is an advantage. A successful applicant will be passionate about teaching, willing to stay in Shanghai for a period of at least several years and will consider a long-term commitment to teaching at the Joint Institute. In support, the position provides for a career title progression in the “Teaching Professor” track, analogous to that of research faculty, but without tenure. An applicant’s living experience in China and/or personal connection to China will be an advantage.

Job Duties

Teaching responsibilities include delivering up to 6 classes per academic year, each requiring 3 to 4 academic hours of lectures and 2 hours of office hours per week based on a term length of 15 weeks. (These numbers will be slightly different for laboratory courses.) The instructor will select and supervise student Teaching Assistants who will help with grading, conduct recitation classes and perform other administrative duties. Apart from teaching, the instructor is expected to participate in other institutional activities, including curriculum development, committee service, course evaluations etc. While the position does not entail any research responsibilities, such collaboration with engineering, physics, and mathematics faculty will be encouraged if desired.

Salary and Benefits

Depending on the applicant’s experience and skills, the base salary starts at 260,000 CNY per annum for Assistant Teaching Professors. In addition, a lump sum equal to 10% of the base salary is offered in lieu of pension and other social benefits. Comprehensive health insurance in China is provided, with optional coverage extending to the rest of the world and covering immediate family members. The Joint Institute will help new faculty apply for a transitional apartment provided by SJTU at a preferential rent. A financial housing benefit for rented apartments is also available.


Application Material:

  • Cover letter with details on background and qualifications
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of degree certificates
  • Names of three references

Applications should be submitted by email to Ms. Wendy Dai at or via CUJ online application

Contact: Ms. Wendy Dai
Address:800# Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai, P.R.C.

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