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  • 1.

    Postdoc Position - Professor Christiane M. Herr's Group

    Research Areas:

    • Bio-receptive Materials

    • Sustainable facades supporting urban ecology

    • Digital design of innovative structures and materials (furniture, shelters, facades)

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop the research plan together with the team leader, carry out project research relatively independently and publish high-level academic papers;

    • Assisted the research group in applying for funds, and actively applied for post-doctoral science fund, national natural science foundation of China youth program, and other national, provincial and municipal projects with the support of the research group as the person in charge.

    • Assist the leader of the research group and guide doctoral, master, and undergraduate students.

    • Assist in the construction and management of the research group. 

     

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Doctoral degree in related area;

    • Relevant experience in design;

    • High proficiency levels in both English and Mandarin languages;

    • Proven capability of writing high-quality research papers and project application proposals;

    • Applicants who have published more than two SCI papers are strongly preferred.

     

     

    Compensation and Benefits:

        1. Compensation

    • The annual salary of a postdoc is about 330,000 RMB, including 150,000 RMB of Guangdong Province subsidies and 60,000 RMB of Shenzhen living subsidies, and he/she will participate in the schemes of social insurance and housing provident fund according to the relevant regulations of Shenzhen.

    • The basic monthly income of a postdoc is RMB 8,667. 

    • If not living on campus or not applying for public rental housing, the postdoc can enjoy a housing subsidy of RMB 2,800 per month.

    • The postdoctoral benefits are distributed with reference to the standard of the University staff within the quota. After the postdocs enter the Mobile Station and pass the proposal assessment, the Shenzhen living subsidies will be transferred directly to the postdoc personal accounts; subsidies will not go through the University. Shenzhen living subsidies are paid quarterly for a total of 2 years. A mid-term assessment will be conducted after 12 months, and the second support fund can be applied after passing the assessment. Early withdrawal from the station requires the postdocs to return the government subsidies in proportion.

    • Other benefits include a festival bonus, meal subsidy is about RMB 10,000 per year. 

     

       2. Other Treatment Policies

    •  Exceptionally outstanding postdocs can apply for President Excellent Postdoc. If the application is approved, the annual salary can reach RMB 500,000 (including subsidies from Guangdong Province and Shenzhen).

    • The research group provides postdocs with an excellent working environment and opportunities for cooperation and exchange both at home and abroad, and the postdocs can enjoy academic exchange funds of RMB 25,000 in total for two years (For postdocs within quota, academic exchange funds are covered by the University and for postdocs outside of the quota, academic exchanges funds are covered by the research group).

    • According to the specific research performance of the postdoc, he/she can enjoy the corresponding research performance incentives offered by the College (School)/ Department and the subject group.

    • The research group provides sufficient research support and assists the postdocs in applying for the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and research projects at all levels in Guangdong Province and Shenzhen.

    • The research group can assist eligible postdocs in applying for the "Guangdong Overseas Young Postdoctoral Recruitment PRogram". If a postdoc has obtained a doctoral degree from a university ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (according to the World University Rankings of Times Higher Foundation, USNEWS, QS, and Academic Ranking of World Universities in the previous year, excluding domestic universities), is engaged in postdoctoral research in a postdoctoral station in Guangdong Province, and has committed to work in the station for more than 2 years, the provincial government will give living subsidies of RMB 600,000 to each eligible postdoc after the application is approved (which is incompatible with the RMB 150,000 living subsidy provided by Guangdong Province, and whether it is compatible with the RMB 60,000 living subsidy provided by Shenzhen shall be subject to the regulations of Shenzhen). The postdoc who has received funding from this program, will sign a work agreement or labor contract with an employer in Guangdong Province and promise to work in Guangdong for more than 3 years after leaving the station, Guangdong Provincial Government will provide housing subsidies of RMB 400,000.

    • Postdocs who choose to stay in Shenzhen to engage in research and sign labor (employment) contracts with enterprises and institutions in Shenzhen for more than 3 years after leaving the station can apply for Shenzhen Postdoctoral Research Fund. Shenzhen Municipal Government gives each postdoc an annual research fund of RMB 100,000 for 3 years in total (subject to the regulations of Shenzhen).

    • We will actively recommend outstanding postdocs and assist them in applying for the position of research assistant professor at SUSTech.

     

    Professor - Christiane M. Herr

    Christiane M. Herr is an architectural design researcher and educator focusing on the areas of structural design, cross-disciplinary collaborative design and digitally supported design. She obtained a Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Kassel, and her MArch and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Hong Kong. Before joining SUSTech, she held positions as Associate Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Shenzhen University and as Visiting Assistant Professor at National Cheng Kung University. In her recent work, Christiane has focused on structural and material aspects of high-performance building facades in relation to urban ecology and human health, with special emphasis on the local context of China. Christiane is the first female President of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) and was previously Vice President as well as a board member of the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC). In addition, she is a member of peer review committees of various journals and conferences and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Computing (Sage) and Sustainable Horizons (Springer). A fellow of the UK Cybernetics Society, Christiane has recently co-edited the book “Design Cybernetics: Navigating the New”, published in the Springer Design Research Foundations Series.

     

    Contact us

    To apply, please provide the following document and forward them to:

    designschoolhr@sustech.edu.cn (Email specified by: Name+Postdoc of Design School)

    • CV in both Chinese and English;
    • Certificates, other supporting materials, etc. 

     

    Notice:

    Submission deadline: Jan. 10th, 2022

    Starting date: to be determined by mutual agreement

     

    Postdoc Position — Professor Christiane M. Herr's Group

  • 2.

    Postdoc Position - Professor Thomas Kvan's Group

    Research Areas:

    • Social inclusion through design

    • Co-design

    • Data and designing

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop the research plan together with the team leader, carry out project research relatively independently and publish high-level academic papers;

    • Assisted the research group in applying for funds, and actively applied for post-doctoral science fund, national natural science foundation of China youth program, and other national, provincial and municipal projects with the support of the research group as the person in charge;

    • Assist the leader of the research group and guide doctoral, master, and undergraduate students;

    • Assist in the construction and management of the research group.

     

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Doctoral degree in related area;

    • Relevant experience in design;

    • High proficiency levels in both English and Mandarin languages;

    • Proven capability of writing high-quality research papers and project application proposals;

    • Applicants who have published more than two SCI papers are strongly preferred.

     

    Compensation and Benefits:

    1. Compensation

    • The annual salary of a postdoc is about 330,000 RMB, including 150,000 RMB of Guangdong Province subsidies and 60,000 RMB of Shenzhen living subsidies, and he/she will participate in the schemes of social insurance and housing provident fund according to the relevant regulations of Shenzhen.

    • The basic monthly income of a postdoc is RMB 8,667.

    • If not living on campus or not applying for public rental housing, the postdoc can enjoy a housing subsidy of RMB 2,800 per month.

    • The postdoctoral benefits are distributed with reference to the standard of the University staff within the quota. After the postdocs enter the Mobile Station and pass the proposal assessment, the Shenzhen living subsidies will be transferred directly to the postdoc personal accounts; subsidies will not go through the University. Shenzhen living subsidies are paid quarterly for a total of 2 years. A mid-term assessment will be conducted after 12 months, and the second support fund can be applied after passing the assessment. Early withdrawal from the station requires the postdocs to return the government subsidies in proportion.

    • Other benefits including Festival bonus, meal subsidy is about RMB 10,000 per year.

     

    2. Other Treatment Policies

    •  Exceptionally outstanding postdocs can apply for President Excellent Postdoc. If the application is approved, the annual salary can reach 500,000 RMB (including subsidies from Guangdong Province and Shenzhen).

    • The research group provides postdocs with an excellent working environment and opportunities for cooperation and exchange both at home and abroad, and the postdocs can enjoy academic exchange funds of 25,000 RMB in total for two years (For postdocs within the quota, academic exchange funds are covered by the University, and for postdocs outside of the quota, academic exchanges funds are covered by the research group).

    • According to the specific research performance of the postdoc, he/she can enjoy the corresponding research performance incentives offered by the College (School)/Department and the subject group.

    • The research group provides sufficient research support and assists the postdocs in applying for the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and research projects at all levels in Guangdong Province and Shenzhen.

    • The research group can assist eligible postdocs in applying for the "Guangdong Overseas Young Postdoctoral Recruitment Program". If a postdoc has obtained a doctoral degree from a university ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (according to the World University Rankings of Times Higher Education, USNEWS, QS, and Academic Ranking of World Universities in the previous year, excluding domestic universities), is engaged in postdoctoral research in a postdoctoral station in Guangdong Province, and has committed to work in the station for more than 2 years, the provincial government will give living subsidies of 600,000 RMB to each eligible postdoc after the application is approved (which is incompatible with the 150,000 RMB living subsidy provided by Guangdong Province, and whether it is compatible with the 60,000 RMB living subsidy provided by Shenzhen shall be subject to the regulations of Shenzhen). The postdoc who has received funding from this program, will sign a work agreement or labor contract with an employer in Guangdong Province and promise to work in Guangdong for more than 3 years after leaving the station, Guangdong Provincial Government will provide housing subsidies of 400,000 RMB.

    • Postdocs who choose to stay in Shenzhen to engage in research and sign labor (employment) contracts with enterprises and institutions in Shenzhen for more than 3 years after leaving the station can apply for Shenzhen Postdoctoral Research Fund. Shenzhen Municipal Government gives each postdoc an annual research fund of 100,000 RMB for 3 years in total(subject to the regulations of Shenzhen).

    • We will actively recommend outstanding postdocs and assist them in applying for the position of research assistant professor at SUSTech.

     

    Professor - Thomas Kvan

    Professor Kvan is the founding Dean of the School of Design at Southern University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and of the Royal Society of the Arts, the former two were elected in 2005 and the latter in 2021. Previously, he has held positions as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Campus and Global Development and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. During his time at the University of Melbourne, he established the Melbourne School of Design and founded several multidisciplinary large research initiatives. He holds or has held honorary and advisory appointments at the University of Melbourne, TU Eindhoven, Wuhan University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and University of New South Wales.

     

    Professor Kvan is recognized internationally for his pioneering work in design, design learning, digital environments, design management, and virtual heritage. He was the founding co-Director of LEaRN (the Learning Environments Applied Research Network) delivering multidisciplinary research on learning and architecture and was founding Director of AURIN (the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network) that developed a national digital infrastructure of urban data to support research and decision making, both networks hosted at the University of Melbourne. He has published over 200 publications in academic, professional, and popular channels and is on the editorial boards of leading journals. Professor Kvan received his Ph.D. in design from Open University, MArch in Computer Applications in Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles, and MA in architecture from Cambridge University.

     

    Contact us

    To apply, please provide the following documents and forward them to:

    designschoolhr@sustech.edu.cn (Email specified by: Name+Postdoc of Design School)

    • CV in both Chinese and English;

    • Certificates, other supporting materials, etc. 

     

    Notice:

    Submission deadline: Jan 10th, 2021
    Starting date: To be determined by mutual agreement

     

    Postdoc Position — Professor Thomas Kvan's Group

  • 3.

    Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors

     

    The School of Design, SUSTech

    The School of Design at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen is recruiting academic staff for multiple full-time tenure-track positions at all ranks, including Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the following areas of design practice, with a preference for those able to work across two or more of the fields:

    • Object Design: working at all scales of designed functional objects; the structural optimization of products; service provision; enhancing the competitiveness and effectiveness of products and processes, and improving the quality and efficiency of supply systems. 
    • Interaction Design: enabling and enriching interactions including service design, gaming, and IoT; engaging with artificial intelligence (AI); big data; interactions of devices and sentient beings; augmented reality (AR); and virtual reality (VR). 
    • Experience Design: developing and extending the range of experiences including gaming and animation; enriching scriptwriting and narration; extending the range of interaction to enhance experience including AR and VR; advancing the applications of AI in design and uses. 
    • Wearables Design: engaging in the full range of wearables, including fashion, jewelry, as well as but not limited to those augmenting capabilities and functionalities, working with advances in materials and cultures.
    • Environment Design: working in both tangible and intangible environments, analogue and digital, from interiors to urban contexts, with a particular engagement in data-driven design and in the coupled urban and natural systems. 

     

    The School is particularly interested in experienced researchers and teachers of design as the context for translation of advances in science and technology to societal advantage, particularly through high quality studio teaching. Additionally, particular expertise in:

    • History and theory of design or a particular relevant area in design
    • Engineering, manufacturing, and parts design
    • Advanced manufacturing and digital/robotic fabrication
    • Design management and branding

     

    Applicants should demonstrate their strengths in one or more of these areas, with documented capabilities of collaborative practice to bridge science and technology to design delivery. 

    Appointments in one area of focus may be required to teach cognate subjects in other programs.

    The education offered at the School of Design integrates research with learning with a strong interdisciplinary and industry focus and draws upon the strengths of SUSTech in advanced manufacturing, new materials, and artificial intelligence. Teaching at SUSTech is bilingual, either English or Putonghua. It is perfectly acceptable to use English in all lectures, assignments, and assessments. 

     

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Full time (teaching and research):

    Positions available: Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor

    Primary roles and responsibilities full-time appointments:

    • Assist in developing an undergraduate curriculum and course content as directed;
    • Teach a design studio and a seminar course each semester;
    • Design a research program and/or design project that draws on connections to capacities in Shenzhen;
    • Provide students with appropriate learning materials and expertise in assigned subjects;
    • Evaluate students' performance and provide effective feedback to guide student learning and success;
    • Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative environment;
    • Actively participate in a residential college of the university to provide student mentoring. 

     

    Qualifications

    • Hold a terminal degree in a relevant field, preferably an earned doctorate and/or demonstrated exemplary success in industry and practice;
    • A track record of high quality, peer-recognized, design, and research outcomes such as design awards, publications, exhibition, and commissions;
    • A track record in teaching and research commensurate with the level of appointment; 
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and cultures.

     

    Terms & Applications

    Applications should specify the position sought and address the roles and responsibilities described. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree and demonstrated achievements in both research (including in practice) and teaching. SUSTech has identified entrepreneurship as one of the main directions of the university. Strong support will be provided to possible new initiatives and candidates with experience in entrepreneurship and the translation of research through design are invited to apply. 

    SUSTech is committed to increase the diversity of its faculty and has a range of family-friendly policies in place. The university offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits including medical insurance, retirement, and housing subsidy, which are among the best in China. Salary is internationally competitive and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. More information can be found at http://talent.sustech.edu.cn/en We provide some of the best start-up packages in the sector to our faculty members, including doctoral studentship, postdoctoral fellowships, and start-up funding. 

    Application Procedure

    To apply, please provide a cover letter identifying your primary area of academic focus, a curriculum vitae, a selective portfolio of up to 10 A4 pages and research and teaching statements, and forward them to designschool@sustech.edu.cn.

     

    The City and The University

    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 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 fastest-growing city in the past two decades and has been designated a UNESCO City of Design. As a State-level innovative city, the city is the high-tech and manufacturing hub of southern China, home to the world's third-busiest container port, and the fourth-busiest airport on the Chinese mainland. The city is home to more than 6,000 design firms accounting for 100,000 employees and is an important center for the development of intellectual property rights. About 40,000 patents are granted to Shenzhen enterprises annually, half of which are concerned with innovative designs. 

    As a picturesque coastal city, Shenzhen is also a popular tourist destination and was named one of the world's 31 must-see tourist destinations in 2010 by The New York Times. 

    Shenzhen ranks the 66th place on the 2017 Global City Competitiveness List, released by the National Academy of Economic Strategy, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and United Nations Habitat. By the end of 2016, there were around 20 million residents in Shenzhen. SUSTech is a pioneer in higher education reform in China. The mission of the University is to become a globally recognized research university that emphasizes academic excellence and promotes innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Set on five hundred acres of wooded landscape in the picturesque Nanshan (South Mountain) area, the campus offers an ideal environment for learning and research. 

     

    The School of Design

    The School of Design has been established in 2020 as the first step toward establishing the Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation, an independent tertiary institution for research and learning in design. The School of Design, later the institute will contribute to the development of Shenzhen as a world-leading center for innovation and creative industries. The institute is expected to grow over to comprise 800 students by 2024 towards a target of 5000 students, maintaining a student: staff ratio of 8:1. 

    The school articulates the position of design as a responsible agency and practice in society and the global environment. The curriculum will offer research-engaged design undergraduate education in the fields of design in objects, wearables, experiences, interactions, and environments, and postgraduate study in design strategy and management, as well as doctoral studies, all closely connected to the industry. A well-equipped campus is being built for the Institute in Bao'an in the western section of Shenzhen and should be ready for use in 2025.