[robotics-worldwide] Open faculty positions (all ranks) at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute

Kai Xu kx2102 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 18:18:36 PDT 2010

Open faculty positions (all ranks) at the UM-SJTU Joint Institute

The University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have
established a Joint Institute in Shanghai with a commitment to build a
world-class academic institution based on the US research university
model. The UM-SJTU Joint Institute invites applications for
tenure-track (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) positions in
all emerging fields related to mechanical and electrical/computer
engineering. These positions are open to top caliber
applicants from around the world. With its unique academic mission and
standing in China and collaborative connection to UM and SJTU, the JI
offers faculty extraordinary opportunities to develop major research

The JI was founded in April 2006 with strong support from both partner
universities and the Chinese government. It offers BS, MS, and PhD
programs in Mechanical and Electrical/Computer Engineering. The JI
models itself after the world-class US research universities in terms
of academic environment, faculty expectations, graduate program
research, and undergraduate curriculum. English is the JI’s official
language. The students are among China’s best. The current enrollment
exceeds 1000 students.

We have 16 tenure-track faculty recruited from premier institutions.
The JI will grow to 50 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members.
These positions will be filled on a continuing basis.

Successful candidates are expected to establish vigorous research
programs, mentor PhD students, participate in the international
research community, and teach undergraduate and graduate classes.
Candidates should possess a doctoral degree and demonstrate research
accomplishment or potential. Salary will be highly competitive and
commensurate with qualifications and experience. The JI has a tenure
review and promotion system comparable to that at major US research

Please send a CV, statement of research interests and teaching goals,
copies of three key publications, and names and contact information
for five referees as a single PDF file to:
Professor Robert Parker
Distinguished Professor Chair and 1000 People Plan Scholar
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
rparker at sjtu.edu.cn

Web site: http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn/

The JI does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race,
religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

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