Research Assistant Professor Positions

International Institute for Smart Transportation, Infrastructure, Finance and Computing
School of Smart Cities
South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

The International Institute for Smart Transportation, Infrastructure, Finance and Computing (IISTIFC) affiliated with the School of Smart Cities at South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China invites applicants to fill full-time three-year term non-tenure track Research Assistant positions on SCUT Guangzhou International Campus for conducting engineering and management education and interdisciplinary cutting-edge research.

These positions can be renewed or converted to tenure track positions after completing the term, depending upon the appointee’s performance and the availability of research funding and tenure track positions. English is the official language for lecturing. The appointees need strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Duties of the appointees include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing funded research, and providing professional services. We offer an international competitive salary, benefit package, start-up fund and relocation compensation.

As a leading public research-intensive institution in China, SCUT is determined to take a more active and efficient role in the global education, research and innovation. SCUT is located in the city of Guangzhou, the heart of the Pearl River Delta Bay area, known as one of the most dynamic economic zones and a thriving metropolis in the world. Under the new Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau Bay directive (, the region is quickly becoming a magnet for developing the next generation technologies. There are tremendous opportunities for research, engineering practice and entrepreneurship. SCUT consists of three campuses: the Wushan Campus, the University Town Campus, and the Guangzhou International Campus. Information about SCUT and its Guangzhou International Campus may be found respectively at and at .

To be eligible to apply, by the time of appointment the applicant must have an earned PhD degree in one of the fields: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Optical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistical Science, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Management Science, or related field. Applicants with expertise in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

Background checks will be performed on all new hires prior to the university making the final offer of employment. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please go to . Questions can be emailed to Mr. Heng Yu at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

South China University of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCUT is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.


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