The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) discipline at the ZJU-UIUC Institute invites applications for multiple faculty positions. This discipline seeks to develop its research and education capacity in the various traditional CEE areas including Construction Engineering and Management, Construction Materials, Environmental Engineering and Science, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Science and Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and emerging interdisciplinary areas that are critical in addressing complex global challenges related to sustainability, resilience, risk mitigation, public health, and water-energy-food security. The CEE discipline aims at establishing internationally recognized research and education programs in all primary and emerging CEE areas.
Besides the general requirements of the Institute, successful candidates are expected to contribute to the establishment of world-class research programs in CEE, to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, and to the provision of services to the profession and the Institute. The candidates are also expected to develop interactions and interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty across all disciplines within the Institute and the two campuses (UIUC and ZJU). Serving as Joint Institute Fellows at UIUC campus, prior to working in China, will offer a first opportunity for establishing collaboration with the current UIUC faculty.
Full details of the Institute, the positions and the application process can be found in the faculty search advertisement of the ZJU-UIUC Institute.
The newly launched Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute) invites highly qualified candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels and in areas of engineering and science that match its multidisciplinary mission.
The ZJU-UIUC Institute is a new engineering college on the new Zhejiang University (ZJU) International Campus in Haining, China, about 120 km southwest of Shanghai. The ZJU-UIUC Institute conducts teaching and research in broad program themes of engineering and system sciences; information and data sciences; and energy, environment, and infrastructure sciences. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, and mechanical engineering. Applications are welcome from relevant engineering disciplines, physics, materials science, computer science, and mathematics. The Institute has interests that address but are not limited to interdisciplinary topics exemplified by intelligent infrastructure, digital manufacturing, transportation electrification, environmental sustainability, energy and water integration, mobile systems, thermal management, high-performance and distributed computing, terahertz technology and systems, next-generation communications and networks, advanced electronics, intelligent power and energy systems, and atomic-scale materials. Classes and student activities are conducted in English.
Successful candidates will initiate and lead collaborative research and teaching, and perform academic and professional service duties associated with the ZJU-UIUC Institute. They will be leaders for teaching and research innovation, giving students a meaningful and interactive engineering education.
Assistant professor candidates must have an earned doctorate, excellent academic credentials, strong research plans, and an outstanding ability to teach effectively. Additional industry, post-doctoral, professional service, or internship experiences are preferred.
Mid-career candidates must be established leaders in their field; exhibit strong records of teaching, publication, and funded research; and demonstrate participation in interdisciplinary collaborations.
Senior appointments are available for persons of international stature seeking to build substantial interdisciplinary research and teaching programs.
Faculty positions report to the ZJU-UIUC Institute, and new faculty members will serve as Joint Institute Faculty Fellows on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus for one year prior to work in China.
The search process will continue until positions are filled or through June 30, 2018. Salary and research initiation support will be commensurate with qualifications and competitive with international norms. There is additional support for laboratory initiation. Application materials should include a cover letter with current contact information including email address, a complete curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching goals, and the names of three or more references. Please submit applications at http://zjui.illinois.edu or at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. For more information, please visit http://zjui.zju.edu.cn for job opportunities.
ZJU and UIUC are renowned for their engineering programs, and have a long history of collaboration. The ZJU-UIUC Institute leverages a new campus and creates a unique student experience of cross-disciplinary collaboration, technical leadership, teamwork, and creative excellence. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, disability, age, or other personal characteristics.
About Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute)
CEE at Illinois is widely known for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere where students, faculty and visitors come from Illinois, across the U.S. and worldwide to learn, study, and conduct leading research in civil and environmental engineering. The department is part of the University of Illinois College of Engineering.
CEE at Illinois consistently ranks among the most elite programs in the U.S.... and worldwide for both undergraduate and graduate studies. The widely cited U.S. News & World Report rankings annually place Illinois very highly for our undergraduate, graduate and environmental programs.
The longstanding reputation of CEE at Illinois has enabled the department to attract world-class experts in all areas of study. Members of the CEE faculty are leaders in their fields, yet they remain highly accessible to and involved with their students. Most appear regularly on the University’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students.