Research Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Southern University of Science and Technology

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  • Work with the principle investigators to develop a research program aligning the research directions;
  • Manage lab daily operations;
  • Elucidate potential livelihood/entrepreneurship development for certain technologies;
  • Oversee development of reports, peer-reviewed publications and other written documents within his/her expertise;
  • Help secure funding for sustainable research and associated engagement activities;
  • Help mentor junior students;
  • Develop outreach materials for academic and non-academic audiences.

Job Description

The Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering and Advanced Photonics Research Center at Southern University of Science and Technology are looking to hire multiple Research Assistant Professors in the area of optoelectronics and nanophotonics. The researchers will be expected to work with multiple research teams to develop research programs, manage labs, and mentor junior students, etc. We are particularly interested in those who have the following at least one or more expertise:  a) colloidal quantum dot and perovskite nanocrystal photonics, b) THz optoelectronics, c) liquid crystal optoelectronics, d) III-nitride optoelectronics e) photonics for biomedical applications, f) plasmonics, metamaterials and metasurfaces, g) micro/nanofabrication, h) high-power fiber lasers, i) fiber lasers and sensors, j) laser spectroscopy, k) optical microcavity, l) coherent optical imaging, m) wearable, near-to-eye and 3D displays, n) optical design, etc. This position can be funded for a three-year period initially, with a possibility for extension pending acceptable performance.


1) a cover letter that includes the applicant’s perceived fit with the position;

2) a statement focusing on your research experience and interests relative to this position;

3) a curriculum vitae;

4) contact information for three or more references.


All the application documents or questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Yanjun Liu via email at

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Job Requirements

Education: Master degree or above


  • Disciplinary or interdisciplinary Ph.D.; Doctorate degree in appropriate fields with quantitative methodology;
  • Candidates’ expertise in the relevant research fields;
  • Evidence of strong research capabilities, such as publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

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