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Director of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Research Center

Recruitment Introduction

Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China  (http://www.sustc.edu.cn/en) is in the stage of fast expansion under the strong support of Shenzhen City and the new leadership of university. It has been planned to establish 20 research centers within next 5 years (http://www.sustc.edu.cn/research_2_1) with significant funding for each.
 
A new Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Research Center is to be established at SUSTech. The center is mainly hosted by three departments, i.e., Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Electric and Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering. Now we are seeking a well recognized scholar to lead the center.
 
Robotics Engineering is rapid growing area in both academic and industrial domains, which may impact future industries and human society significantly. SUSTech has defined Robotics Engineering as a focus area to be developed with great emphasis. Significant funding from the government (in both state and city levels) and the commercial sources has been secured to facilitate the development of the center. There are extraordinary opportunities to develop major research and education programs with collaborations with other academic/industrial organizations nationwide and worldwide.
 
The new center director will be a tenured distinguish professor in one of the related departments. He or She will have the opportunity to make significant impact in the future development of robotics technology as well as the landscape of industries. Although general acquisition announcements for academic positions can be found at http://talent.sustc.edu.cn/cn/, this is a specific invitation for qualified candidates to apply for the robotics center director position.   
 
Established in 2012, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public institution funded by the municipal of Shenzhen, a special economic zone city in southern China. Shenzhen is a major city located in Southern China, situated immediately north of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. As one of China's major gateways to the world, Shenzhen is the country's fast-growing city in the past two decades. The city is the high-tech and manufacturing hub of southern China.  As a State-level innovative city, Shenzhen has chosen independent innovation as the dominant strategy for its development.
 
SUSTech is a pioneer in higher education reform in China.  The mission of the University is to become a globally recognized institution which emphasizes academic excellence and promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
 
Candidates should demonstrate outstanding research accomplishment and visionary leadership capability. Globally competitive salaries and start-up packages will be provided. Those interested are invited to apply through the job website at http://talent.sustc.edu.cn/en/enindex.aspx.
 
In addition, interested applicants should submit the following material electronically to hiring@sustc.edu.cn:  1) Curriculum Vitae (with a complete list of publications); 2) Statement of research interests; 3) Statement of teaching philosophy; 4) Selected reprints of three recent papers; and 5) Names and contact information of five references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.