Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) was founded in 1924 and currently hosts five campuses: three in the cosmopolitan city of Guangzhou, one in Shenzhen, and one in Zhuhai, a beautiful seashore town next to Macau. SYSU has developed into a comprehensive university covering a wide range of disciplines including arts, science, and technology. At the heart of the Greater Bay area, a thriving academic and economic region, it has become a leading educational and academic institution in southern China.
Department of Astronomy
Newly established in 2019, Department of Astronomy, SYSU, is located in Zhuhai. It aims to produce undergraduates and graduates with a strong foundation in physics and astrophysics. The Department currently has interests in galaxy formation and cosmology, gravitational-wave and high-energy astrophysics, stellar physics, planet formation and exoplanet search. The department is leading the Chinese Survey Space Telescope (CSST) Science Center in the Greater Bay region, a national platform to support scientific activities of CSST. The department also has close connection with the TianQin Research Center working on a planned array of space-borne gravitational wave detectors.
Faculty positions at all levels (i.e., professors, associate and assistant professors) are available. Salaries for outstanding candidates are very competitive, and applicants are encouraged to apply for national talent programs, of which details in Chinese language can be found on our webpage (http://spa.sysu.edu.cn/cn/content/1899). Job vacancies are open until filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and major research achievements, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent, to Prof. Zhiqi Huang ([email protected]).
Applicants should have an excellent track record of publications in leading scientific journals. Demonstrated success in obtaining research grants are preferred. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to academic strategic planning, management and administration as appropriate, and support the development and delivery of undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Benefits and advantages
Education and medical resources in the neighborhood of the university campus, including kindergarten, primary, middle and high schools, and hospitals, are available and of high qualities. Housing and living expenses in Zhuhai are low compared to big cities.