Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Position (1)

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Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Position (1)

Published on: July 31, 2018 | Views: 79

Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) invites applications at all levels for non-tenure-stream faculty position beginning March 2019 (2019 Spring Semester) or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. We are seeking outstanding candidates in the areas of Materials Science and Engineering, especially for materials selection, processing, thermodynamics and transport phenomena.

Terms of employment, including salary, relocation, and start-up packages are competitive and on par with those offered by U.S. universities in the United States. SCUPI faculty are employees of Sichuan University and have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues at Sichuan University and the University of Pittsburgh, and with other partnering universities worldwide.

Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) is a new academic entity jointly established by Sichuan University (SCU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). SCUPI is a realization of the new archetype of institute-scale, collaborative entities between leading universities in the U.S. and China. The institute is one of five large-scale partnerships between an American and a Chinese university. SCUPI matriculated its first group of one hundred freshmen in the fall of 2015, and currently has 450 students in total. The undergraduate program, focused on advanced and sustainable manufacturing, offers majors in IE, ME and MSE. SCUPI will grow to a steady-state enrollment of one thousand six hundred students and eighty faculties within seven years. All courses are taught in English. Our comprehensive curriculum includes courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, humanities, social sciences, and English.


Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in material science engineering or a related field, or earn the degree within the first semester of hire.

Native-level English fluency is required.

Candidates should have experience teaching at the university level and be interested in helping to build and grow a new institution.

While the current search focuses primarily on non-tenure stream (NTS) faculty, outstanding tenure-track, focusing on both teachind and research, and temporary (visiting) appointments will also be considered.

To Apply:
Faculty recruitment is rolling-basis. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurated with experience.

Required Documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
  • A list of at least three references (with contact information)

Please submit required documents to To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply before September 2018, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

About SCUPI and Chengdu
SCUPI is one of a small number of large-scale educational collaborations between leading universities in the United States and China, and is the first located in Western China. With support from both Sichuan University and the University of Pittsburgh, SCUPI aims to provide a world-class engineering education using modern educational methodologies and tools, including new technology-equipped classrooms and active learning techniques. More information about SCUPI can be found at

SCUPI is located in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province and one of the six national central cities of China, as well as a major city in the vast and growing Western China. With a population of 14 million, Chengdu is a modern metropolis and a national high-tech industry base, covering software, electronics, new energy, manufacturing, logistics, etc., and including world’s top 200 companies (e.g. Cisco, Intel, Toyota, Sony, IBM, Alibaba…). Chengdu boasts a modern transportation network with a new subway system, rail links, and direct air connections to the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere in Asia. Rated as top livable cities in China, Chengdu is a land of opportunity with a moderate cost of living and high quality of life.

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