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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Civil Engineering

ZJU-UIUC Institute - Zhejiang University
Zhejiang (CN)
Commensurate with qualifications and competitive with international norms, inc housing benefits
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Civil Engineering

Zhejiang University -University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute

The Zhejiang University/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute) invites highly qualified candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels and in areas of engineering and science that match its multidisciplinary mission.

About University:

Zhejiang University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, and innovative university with distinct characteristics and significant influence both domestically and internationally. It encompasses 13 major disciplines, including science, engineering, and interdiscipline, and comprises 7 faculties, 39 specialized colleges (departments), 1 engineering college, 2 Sino-foreign cooperative colleges, and 7 affiliated hospitals. The university currently has 7 campuses, including Zijingang, Yuquan, Haining and others, covering a total area of 7,931,901 square meters.

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest; its roots can be traced back to 1897 and the founding of the Qiushi Academy. It has a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship and a global reputation for collaboration and creativity.

About ZJU-UIUC Institute:

The Zhejiang University-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute or ZJUI) is a jointly operated engineering college on the Zhejiang University (ZJU) International Campus in Haining, China, about 120km southwest of Shanghai. By introducing top engineering curricula and resources from UIUC, complemented with support from colleges and departments from ZJU, ZJUI provides a world-class engineering education. Committed to educating innovators in engineering and leaders of tomorrow, ZJUI strives to build a global engineering education and research system featuring interdisciplinary convergence.

The ZJU-UIUC Institute conducts teaching and multidisciplinary research in broad program themes of Engineering Sciences for Devices and Applied Materials, Data and Information Sciences, Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Systems Sciences. Undergraduate and graduate degrees (Master and PhD) are offered in computer engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil & environmental engineering. Classes and student activities are conducted in English. Candidates should have exceptional academic record or demonstrate strong potential in the cutting-edge research areas of engineering and science multidisciplinary technologies. 

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates whose interests address interdisciplinary topics exemplified by Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Architectural Engineering, and candidates who have exceptional academic record or demonstrate strong potential in the cutting-edge research areas of engineering and science multidisciplinary technologies with Civil Engineering background.

Successful candidates will initiate and lead collaborative research and perform academic and professional service duties associated with the ZJU-UIUC Institute. They will be leaders for teaching and research innovation, giving students a meaningful and interactive engineering education.

  • Professor candidates are available for persons of international stature seeking to build substantial interdisciplinary research and teaching programs.
  • Associate professor candidates must be established leaders in their field; exhibit strong records of teaching, publication, and funded research; and demonstrate participation in interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Assistant professor candidates must have the potential to become leaders in relevant discipline, including winners of Research Fund of International Young Scientist, Cheung Kong Young Scholar, Science Fund for Outstanding Youth or equivalent. Additional working experience in academia in the top-level universities worldwide are preferred.

Faculty at the institute will serve as Adjunct faculty in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Compensation and benefits: Salary and research initiation support will be commensurate with qualifications and competitive with international norms, including housing benefits.

How to apply:

The applicant shall provide the following documents:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. A complete CV;
  3. Research statement;
  4. Teaching statement;
  5. Three representative publications;
  6. Contact info of 3 references (including names, affiliations and email addresses); 
  7. Degree and work certificates

Please submit applications at via the APPLY button  or email to:

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ZJU and UIUC are renowned for their engineering programs, and have a long history of collaboration. The ZJU-UIUC Institute creates a unique student experience of multidisciplinary collaboration, technical leadership, teamwork, and creative excellence. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, disability, age, or other personal characteristics.

Contact Person: Xiaoshan (Sara) Gou | Email: or +86 (571) 8757 2520

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