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Situated in the famous southern city, Guangzhou, South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a university under “Project 985” and “Project 211”. Following 60+ years’ construction and development, SCUT, formerly South China Institute of Technology (one of four key institutes of technology with longest history in China), has become a comprehensive research-oriented university specializing in Technology and combining science and technology with multi-disciplinary coordinated development in management, economics, arts, laws and medicine. In 2016, SCUT ranks Top 300 in Academic Ranking of World Universities, and takes the 15th place among all domestic listed universities and the 22nd place in the world in terms of Technology. Our seven disciplines, Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Physics, Biology and Biochemistry, and Computer Science, rank in global top 1% in international ESI; amongst others, three of them, i.e. Engineering, Material Science, and Chemistry, rank in global top 1‰, taking the 6th place among all universities in China and the 1st place in South China.
 
In order to achieve the goal of developing our university into a domestic first-class and world famous high-level research-oriented university, we hereby recruit outstanding talents around the world.
 
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 308, Postdoctoral Apartment, Nanxiu Village, South China University of Technology, No. 381 Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510640
Tel: 86-20-87110072
Email: rscrcb@scut.edu.cn
Contact persons: Mr. Wang, Ms. Wang