Job Vacancy for Dean of the International School of Advanced Materials
South China University of Technology invites applications and nominations from abroad for the position of Dean of our newly-established International School of Advanced Materials.
Directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology (SCUT) is one of China’s top 39 universities supported by Project 985. After over 60 years of development, SCUT has become a comprehensive research university, with disciplines covering science, engineering, business management, arts, social sciences, etc. In 2015, it was ranked among the top 400 world universities according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s ARWU, and also made its debut on the 500 Best Global Universities according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information: http://en.scut.edu.cn/
This school is part of the Network of International Centers for Education in China (NICE), which was co-launched by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China (SAFEA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2013. NICE supports universities to establish their own highly international school by introducing an international faculty team led by a foreign dean, as well as a set of special policies. It is an ambitious effort to help Chinese universities explore an innovative mode of development for education, research, and administration, incorporating western higher education practices into China. Up to and including 2014, 13 schools of this kind have been authorized across China.
This new school will be built on part of the academic strength of the School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE). With 278 faculty and staff members (including 85 full-time professors and 88 associate professors and researchers), SMSE conducts research in the fields of optoelectronic materials and devices, special glass fiber materials and laser, electric materials, functional polymers, rubber and plastics, ceramics and concrete, biomedical materials, and so on. It boasts a State Key Laboratory, a National Engineering Research Center, two Key Laboratories of Ministry of Education, and four Key Laboratories of Guangdong Province. In 2014, SMSE had more than 300 SCI papers published in top journals including Science, Nat. Photonics, Adv. Mater., Small, APL, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew Chem., etc. It also obtained scientific research fund of about 20 million USD and 128 patents. For more information: http://www.scut.edu.cn/smse/
Job Description and Qualifications:
The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the school. He or she is required to build up the faculty and researchers team, and to raise funds on a national and international level, and to set up proper education from Bachelor to Doctorate Level.
♦ A strong record of accomplishment as a scholar, coupled with a commitment to research as the foundation for learning, teaching, and practical application;
♦ Creative leadership and administrative experience in an academic setting;
♦ Excellent communication, problem-solving, and negotiation skills;
♦ A commitment and ability to lead substantial development and fund raising efforts; and
♦ At least PhD degree in material science and engineering, best in optoelectronics.
Location: Guangzhou, China
Salary and benefit:
The whole package will be negotiable up to the applicant background and is very competitive compare with the same level.
How to Apply for the Job:
Applicants will be required to send a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), and CV as part of application. Applications should be emailed to Ms. Liu Yang:
Closing Date: 30 November 2015