[China Daily]School encourages research, creates employment opportunities

  • [2018-05-01]

    The University of Science and Technology of China has a broad range of academic disciplines covering natural sciences, engineering, management and emerging interdisciplinary fields.

    The university has recently released its latest recruitment plan and has announced employment opportunities across all disciplines, aimed at enhancing USTC's strengths in engineering and high technology, such as future internet, and advanced manufacturing.

    USTC has a long history of creating an interactive and supportive environment for researchers and offers the most competitive research incentives of all the C9 League universities of China.

    Scholars hired through the recruitment programs will receive high salaries, as well as assistance in establishing their own dedicated research teams.

    The latest package includes ample research funds, newly renovated offices, laboratory space and plenty of research assistants. Spacious housing, subsidized faculty dining, and premium medical services are also offered among other benefits.

    In 2008, the country's top authorities initiated a recruitment program for global experts, known as the Thousand Talents Plan, to bring in top overseas professionals to the Chinese mainland in the following years.

    The university's recruitment programs include many positions aligned with the Thousand Talents Plan.

    The full-time Thousand Talents Plan professorship program aims to recruit world-class scholars under the age of 55 as full-time professors at USTC.

    Applicants need to have worked either as professors or in equivalent positions in world-renowned universities or research institutions.

    The part-time Thousand Talents Plan professorship is designed to attract world-class scholars under the age of 60 as part-time professors at USTC.

    Applicants need to have worked either as professors or in equivalent positions in world-renowned universities or research institutions, and will spend part of their time conducting research at USTC.

    As a component of the Thousand Talents Plan, the Thousand Talents Plan for Young Talents is targeted at young scholars under the age of 40.

    For this recruitment program, applicants need to have obtained a doctoral degree in a world-renowned overseas university and have at least three years of overseas research experience.

    Special offers will be granted to those who have insufficient post-doctoral research experience but have made remarkable research achievements in their doctoral studies or in other areas.

    For the Hundred Talents Plan of Young Talents, which is supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, applicants should have no more than five years of post-doctoral research experience, and need to have produced outstanding research achievements with exceptional insights and creativity as well as be visible globally in related research areas.

    For the Changjiang Scholars Plan, supported by the Ministry of Education, the applicants should be under 45 years old if they specialize in natural sciences, and under 50 years old for those focused on humanities and social sciences.

    There are also two types of master chair professor positions. One is designed for distinguished scholars that are highly influential in their research fields and are interested in long-term collaborations with USTC through regular short-term visits.

    They are expected to build up international connections for the university with prestigious overseas research institutions, and expand the global vision and visibility of USTC.

    The other type of master chair professor positions is designed for distinguished scholars that are highly influential in their research fields, and are interested in long-term collaborations with USTC through short-term visits.

    They are expected to initiate and lead projects that involve USTC scholars or students as well as provide critical leadership to the project team.

    There are also regular contract positions for research professors and associate professors, and regular two-year positions for post-doctoral researchers and international visiting professor positions.

    School encourages research, creates employment opportunities
    By Yuan Shenggao | China Daily USA | Updated: 2018-05-01  http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/2018-05/01/content_36119630.htm 
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