October 12, 2019

SUSTech Global Scientist Forum (faculty recruitment event)

1 Introduction

The Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is an important conference for talent recruitment. It aims to provide a platform for academic exchanges among young scholars at home and abroad, to promote interdisciplinary and academic innovation, and discuss the approach for the construction of world-class universities and disciplines. Through the recruitment of world-class talents, we plan to build SUSTech into a high-level research university with unique characteristics in the world.

2 Qualifications for Applicants

(a) Under age 40 (born after 1 January 1980);

(b) Doctoral degree obtained from internationally renowned universities and institutes; or Ph.D. degrees from Chinese universities with more than 3 years working abroad, with achievements in related fields or good potential for further development; scholars with academic influence in the related field. Scholars from all areas are welcome.

3 Forum Schedule

Registration Date: January 3, 2020 (Friday)

Date of the Forum: January 4-5, 2020

An introduction of SUSTech, academic presentations, tours inside SUSTech and Shenzhen City will be arranged during the forum.

4 Application

Please submit your CV and one page cover letter to institutional mailbox of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (aais@sustech.edu.cn) and intended department mailbox, entitled “SUSTech Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum Application-Environmental Science and Engineering” for evaluation. We will evaluate your application and send out invitation as soon as possible. Please send materials at your earliest convenience since the registration is limited.

The application will close on December 15, 2019. Successful applicants will receive the invitation before December 20, 2019.


5 Travel and Accommodation

(a) Free accommodation and lodging will be provided;

(b) Travels: All invited participants need to purchase their own tickets (economy class). We will provide travel reimbursement for the actual cost of tickets from December 20, 2019 to January 20, 2020 (maximum CNY 12,000 per person). 


6 Salary and Benefits

For faculty of SUSTech awarded with national talent plans, the following salary and benefits package will be provided: 

Globally competitive (including US, HK and SG) salary;

(b)  According to the recently released policy of Guangdong Provision, income tax of qualified high-level talents will be compensated by local government to a maximum of 15%;

(c) A total of CNY 2.75 million living and housing subsidies (national, provincial and Shenzhen Peacock B), with apartment inside campus or housing allowance of leasing outside; An extra yearly subsidy of CNY 500,000 will be awarded to scholars with “Pearl River Talents Plan” (longest for 5 years);  

(d) Insurance: Shenzhen’s highest level of retirement insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing accumulation funds. Special high-level health insurance is negotiable; 

(e) Lab space about 150 square meters; 

(f) At least 1 PhD student per year and total 5 post-doctoral fellows support, with a yearly subsidy of CNY 180,000 from Shenzhen government for each post-doctoral fellow; Self-determination of hiring research assistant professors (RAPs) with competitive research fund support for RAPs. 

(g) A total of approximately CNY 8~12 million research fund; Assistance to apply for other competitive national, provincial and Shenzhen grants;

(h) Permanent residence or resident visa service of scholar and family (spouse and children); Service of children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school; Spouse’s employment service.

7 Contact Information

Ms. Wenhua Wei

Tel: +86-755-88015713

Email: weiwh2017@sustech.edu.cn

Environmental Science & Engineering

Han Yan




Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented public university founded in Shenzhen, China’s innovation center, to serve as a model for reforming the education system and modernizing the national university system. SUSTech has learned from world-class research institutions spanning the globe and has planned its academic disciplines based on the major needs and strategic industries emerging around the Pearl River Delta region. With a major focus on science and engineering, SUSTech still has substantial research focuses in medicine, humanities and social services, to maximize the potential for new ideas across disciplines for new knowledge, new technologies and social development. With the characteristic of research, innovation and entrepreneurship, the unique spirit of hard work, SUSTech aims to attract high-quality talents to its faculty, cultivate outstanding and innovative talents, achieve internationally excellent research outcomes, advance knowledge and promote the application of science and technology, and to become a world-class research university.

Currently, SUSTech has 18 departments/schools including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, earth and space sciences, statistics and data science, electronics and electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, ocean science and engineering, computer science and engineering, environmental science and engineering, mechanical and energy engineering, mechanics and aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, finance, etc. There are about 800 faculties,including about 380 tenure/tenure-track professors, 27 academicians and fellows of academies; more than 50% of faculties are high-level talents. There are 6470 students in SUSTech, including 4205 high quality undergraduate students and 2214 graduate students. Since 2016, according to National science and technology statistics of ordinary colleges and universities, SUSTech's research fund of per faculty member has kept more than CNY 1 million for three years, ranking the top 5 universities in China. Hitherto, SUSTech has been granted 9 Guangdong Provision-level and 27 Shenzhen City-level research institutes/laboratories. In 2019, SUSTech was ranked No. 26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China. The “Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars” showed that among world's 100 fastest-rising organizations, SUSTech was ranked 4th in the list, which is No. 1 among young universities established after 1988. On September 12th, 2019, Times Higher Education (THE) released its THE World University Rankings 2020, with Southern University of Science and Technology maintaining its top ten ranking in mainland China, ranking equal ninth in mainland China and between 301st and 350th in the world; especially, SUSTech maintains the highest score in terms of citation among all universities in mainland China, and has maintained a top three position in international outlook across mainland China.

The schools, departments and institutes of SUSTech welcome all eligible young scholars at home and abroad to apply and attend the Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum!



August 8, 2019

Job: Multiple postdoctoral positions in biodiversity conservation in Shenzhen, China


Multiple postdoctoral positions are available at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China. Postdocs will be working with Associate Professor Luke Gibson in the SUSTech Biodiversity Lab.


We are an international team with expertise in biodiversity monitoring, ecological modelling, GIS and remote sensing. Our research is focused on deforestation, fragmentation, wildlife trade, green energy and bird migration, and is based in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Laos. Available research projects could include (1) Which species benefit from agricultural expansion, and how do these species affect fragmented forest ecosystems isolated within agricultural landscapes? (2) How does China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and associated infrastructure development (e.g., roads, railways, dams) affect biodiversity conservation or animal migration patterns? (3) How does the spread of invasive species affect predator communities in habitats where they have been introduced? (4) Which species in wildlife trade have expanded their ranges into the urban centers where they are traded, and how do these species affect local ecosystems where they have been introduced?

Postdocs will be hired on a 2-year contract, starting at the end of 2019 or beginning of 2020. Salary is approximately 260,000 RMB (approximately 38,000 USD) per year. Each postdoc will be given 250,000 RMB (approximately 36,000 USD) to support his/her research activities. Each postdoc is expected to produce multiple high-impact publications during the contract.


Postdocs will be living in Shenzhen, the first Special Economic Zone of China immediately across the border from Hong Kong which has been described as the “Silicon Valley of China”. The quiet and green campus of SUSTech is located in Tanglang, surrounded by fruit plantations, reservoirs, and forested hills. More information is available here:







Applicants must have:


1. a PhD

2. strong quantitative skills

3. multiple publications in high-impact journals


Please send a cover letter describing a brief research plan for this position, a CV including a full list of publications, and contact information for three references to biodiversity@sustech.edu.cn. Applications will be reviewed through the end of September 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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