Faculty Positions at all Ranks in the School of Life Sciences, SUSTech


Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech/南方科技大学, based in Shenzhen/China) has celebrated the establishment of the School of Life Science in 2020. There will be a major expansion in the School based on the existing Department of Biology. The School plans to recruit ~80 tenure-track faculty members at all ranks in the coming years. We are searching for outstanding scientists in all major research areas of modern life sciences as well as those with expertise in interdisciplinary research directions including but not limited to chemical biology, quantitative biology, and systems biology. The School strives to become a leading life science research institute in the nation and a major intellectual engine for the health science and biotechnology industry in Shenzhen and the Greater Bay Area. Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent and internationally recognized research program and to contribute to the missions of the School in undergraduate and graduate education.

The School currently has 48 faculty members with different nationalities working in diverse research areas. The University has a vibrant research environment and is aggressively enhancing its research capacity via major expansions in multiple directions. With its short history of ~10 years, SUSTech is becoming to be one of the top universities in China and in the Asia-Pacific region. New faculty members will be provided with internationally competitive renumeration and start-up funding. Faculty members are also supported by sizable long-term recurrent budget. Fringe benefits including high-end medical insurance with international coverage and housing subsidy will be provided.

Application Procedure

Application materials including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposal (maximum 3 pages), teaching statement (maximum 1 page), and contact information of three referees should be sent to the Chair of the School of Life Sciences Search and Appointments Committee ( This is a continuing search for the coming years until all positions are filled. Review of applications will start immediately.