How to Apply

Introduction of South China University of Technology
Located in the thriving and livable metropolis of Guangzhou, South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a prestigious institution listed under “Double First Class University Plan”, “Project 985” and “Project 211”, the state’s most significant education projects for founding world-class universities. After 65 years of development, SCUT has become a comprehensive research university focusing on technology and promoting well-coordinated development of science, management, economics, arts, law and medicine.
 
SCUT occupies a competitive position in four major global universities ranking systems. SCUT ranks 235th in the world and 11th in China according to Academic Ranking of World Universities. 9 disciplines hit the top 1% of global ESI ranking list, and 3 disciplines (Engineering, Material Science and Chemistry) hit the top 1‰, taking the 7th place in China. SCUT brings together a group of high-level talents led by academicians and nationally outstanding teachers. So far, 10 full-time academicians have joined SCUT faculty. The number of Highly Cited Researchers ranks the 4th among all universities in China. Up to now, 186 national or provincial Key Research Institutions have been established.
 
In March 2017, a cooperative agreement on joint construction was signed by MOE, Guangdong provincial government, Guangzhou municipal government and SCUT, with the aim of building the international campus of SCUT. In order to achieve the goal of developing an international top-ranking campus, the international campus will cooperate with prestigious overseas colleges and universities, focusing on the interdisciplinary fields such as life science, high-end equipment manufacturing, quantum communication, brain science, artificial intelligence and new energy resource, etc. According to the construction plan, the international campus of SCUT covers an area of 1,100,000 m2. Now the campus is under construction.
 
In order to promote a new round of development, SCUT now calls for excellent overseas talents to construct high-level teaching staff with an international vision. Excellent young talents are welcome to join SCUT, a creative and dynamic university.
 
I. “Thousand Talents Plan” for Young Professionals
 
1. Recruitment subject and qualifications
The applicant must meet the conditions given in “Thousand Talents Plan” for Young Professionals:
1) Specializes in natural science or engineering area, below 40 years old;
2) Consecutively 3+ years’ experience in overseas scientific research following obtaining the doctoral degree;
3) Has a formal teaching or scientific research position in any overseas famous university, scientific research institution or famous enterprise R&D institution;
4) Top talent of similar age in the scientific research area, with potential to become the academic or technological leader in the area.
Any recruited talent is required to take the full-time job in SCUT.
 
2. Supporting conditions and benefits offered by SCUT
1) Directly employed as Professor or Researcher through an employment contract with five-year term;
2) Living allowance: RMB 750,000 (after tax), including RMB 500,000 offered by the country and RMB 250,000 offered by Guangdong Province;
3) Scientific research start-up grant: Up to RMB 5.5 million, including RMB 1~3 million offered by the country, RMB 0.5 million offered by Guangdong Province, and RMB 2 million offered by SCUT;
4) Salary and benefits: Competitive salary and benefits available;
5) Housing treatment: SCUT will provide a settlement subsidy of not less than RMB 1 million (before tax); or on-campus public rental housing and settlement fee of RMB 50,000 (before tax) with rental to be charged according to the policies of SCUT. Either of both options of housing treatment is available without repeated entitlement to such benefits;
6) SCUT will assist in offering employment opportunity to his/her spouse and allow his/her children to be enrolled in the kindergarten and experimental school affiliated to SCUT.
 
II. SCUT “Xinghua Scholar Talent Program”
 
1. Recruitment subject and qualifications
1) Outstanding scholars: life-time chair of associate professor or above in overseas famous universities, scientific research institutions, international famous enterprises or financial institutions, or equivalent position;
2) Elite Academics: assistant professor in overseas famous universities or excellent youth talent of equivalent level. Younger than 45 years old for Science, Technology or Medicine; and younger than 50 years old for Humanities or Social Science;
3) Young Scholars: consecutively 3+ years’ experience in overseas scientific research following obtaining the doctoral degree. Younger than 40 years old for Science, Technology or Medicine; and younger than 45 years old for Humanities or Social Science;
4) Promising Academics: consecutively 2+ years’ experience in overseas scientific research following obtaining the doctoral degree. Younger than 35 years old for Science, Technology or Medicine; and younger than 40 years old for Humanities or Social Science.
Any recruited talent is required to take the full-time job in SCUT.
 
2. Supporting conditions and benefits offered by SCUT
Based on the inclusion level of the imported subject, SCUT will provide him/her with the following supporting conditions and benefits:
1) Conclusion of an employment contract with five-year term;
2) Post allowance and benefits: based on the inclusion level, entitled to special post allowance and benefits for the “Xinghua Scholar Talent Program”;
3) Start-up grant for scientific research: Varies depending upon discipline category and position level, RMB 0.2~1.5 million for Humanities and Social Science and RMB 0.3~6 million for Science, Technology and Medicine. For any discipline subject to key development of SCUT, the grant may be increased accordingly through demonstration by SCUT;
4) Housing treatment: SCUT will provide a settlement subsidy of RMB 0.25~2 million (before tax); for any needed or urgent talent or particularly excellent talent for SCUT, the settlement allowance and benefit may be determined through negotiation; for any Young Scholars or higher level, SCUT will provide, based on availability of housing resources, on-campus public rental housing and settlement fee of RMB 50,000 (before tax) with rental to be charged according to the policies of SCUT.  Either of both options of housing treatment is available without repeated entitlement to such benefits.
 
Contact Information
Homepage: http://www.scut.edu.cn
Mailing address: Room 309/303/308, Postdoctoral Apartment, Nanxiu Village, South China University of Technology, No. 381 Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510640
Tel: 86-20-22236076, 86-20-22236667, 86-20-87110072
Email: rscrcb@scut.edu.cn
Contact persons: Ms. Xie, Mr. Jiang, Mr. Wang
WeChat Official Account of SCUT: Search “华南理工大学人事处” or scan the QR code listed below to subscribe.