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Help us build an extraordinary new international program in China!


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


The ZJU-UIUC Institute is a partnership between Zhejiang University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is an autonomous unit under Zhejiang University, and is jointly operated by ZJU and UIUC.  It is an engineering college on the new Zhejiang University (ZJU) International Campus in Haining, China, about 120 km southwest of Shanghai.


The ZJU-UIUC Institute conducts teaching and research in broad program themes of engineering and system sciences; information and data sciences; and energy, environment, and infrastructure sciences. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, and mechanical engineering. Applications are welcome from relevant engineering disciplines, physics, materials science, and mathematics. Candidates are especially sought whose interests address interdisciplinary topics exemplified by intelligent infrastructure, digital manufacturing, transportation electrification, environmental sustainability, energy and water integration, mobile systems, thermal management, high-performance and distributed computing, terahertz technology and systems, communications and networks, advanced electronics and photonics, and atomic-scale materials. Classes and student activities at the ZJU-UIUC Institute are conducted in English.


Successful candidates will initiate and lead collaborative research and teaching, 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.


  • Assistant professor candidates must have an earned doctorate and at least two years of post-degree experience, excellent academic credentials, strong research plans, and an outstanding ability to teach effectively.

  • Mid-career candidates must be established leaders in their field; exhibit strong records of teaching, publication, and funded research; and demonstrate participation in interdisciplinary collaborations.

  • Senior appointments are available for persons of international stature seeking to build substantial interdisciplinary research and teaching programs. 


Faculty positions report to the ZJU-UIUC Institute. To support their research and build their career, the ZJU-UIUC Institute provides a series of preferential conditions, including a start-up research fund. Also the new faculty members will serve as Joint Institute Fellows on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus for one semester to one year prior to work in China. The Institute will also recommend its qualified candidates for the One Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists . 


The search process will continue until positions are filled or through July 30, 2017. Salary and research initiation support will be commensurate with qualifications and competitive with international norms. Please submit applications at or at,  For more information, please visit for job opportunities. Application materials should include a cover letter with current contact information including email address, as well as complete curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching goals, and the names of three or more references.


ZJU and UIUC are renowned for their engineering programs, and have a long history of collaboration. The ZJU-UIUC Institute leverages a new campus and creates a unique student experience of cross-disciplinary 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 for employment without regard to race, national origin, disability, age, or other personal characteristics.




Contact Person:  Xisha Zhang (Emma)


Tel:  +86  571 8757 2511