Faculty and Postdoc Positions in Institute for Theoretical Sciences, Westlake University

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Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please submit your application as a complete package, including all requested documents, faculty applications please submit to talents@westlake.edu.cn, and Postdoc applications please submit to its_office@westlake.edu.cn.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 the life sciences.The Institute for Theoretical Sciences was inaugurated on September 24th, 2020. 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. Professor Gang Tian, a world-renowned mathematician, was appointed to be the institute’s founding director.The Institute for Theoretical Sciences seeks exceptional scholars in all areas of Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, and other theoretical sciences.

If you believe you are among the best in your chosen research field, you may wish to consider an exciting career opportunity at the Institute for Theoretical Sciences @Westlake.

    • Faculty Positions are open at four distinct ranks: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, and Chair Professor.
    • Postdoc positions in the above mentioned research areas are also available.
    • 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 elite 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.
    • The research disciplines include but not limited to all major branches of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.


In addition to the specifications listed above, Westlake University also has a number of advantages that are rarely found elsewhere. First, due to the small size of Westlake University, inter-disciplinary research collaboration is truly spontaneous and becomes part of a daily routine. The faculty members from different disciplines bump into each other at the coffee shop, student cafeteria, faculty club, and seminar rooms. Second, all faculty members hired in the first several years of university development will have stories of their own to recount how they not only witnessed but also contributed to the breathtaking rise of a brand-new university, the first new-type research university in the history of China. These fond memories constitute a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any scientist with a dream at heart. Third, due to the small size of the faculty, your opinion truly counts within the university. The sense of “my university” is considerably stronger here at Westlake than elsewhere. In addition, administration serves, rather than directs, research and teaching here at Westlake. This scholar-friendly environment is part of the Westlake culture on campus.

 Faculty applications please send to talents@westlake.edu.cn

Application Documents

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum vitae – your up-to-date CV with publication list
    • 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)


 Postdoc applications please send to its_office@westlake.edu.cn

Application Documents

    • Curriculum vitae – your up-to-date CV with publication list
    • Arrange for 2 letters of reference (to be sent by referees directly to the above email address)
    • Doctoral Degree Certificate


Compensation and Benefits

The institute offers competitive compensation package commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. The annual income will range from RMB240000 to RMB360000 which includes salary, housing allowance and support from local municipal government. Upon approval, the institute will also provide funding for post-doctors to work with leading experts in other schools in China and abroad on their research topics for up to one year. Applications for relevant projects and programs will be encouraged and supported. For post-doc(s) who are selected by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation or Advanced Programs of Zhejiang Province will be entitled to receive the same amount funds from the Hangzhou government.

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