SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering Faculty Positions


SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering

The SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE) is an international collaboration between Sun Yat-sen University and Carnegie Mellon University to innovate engineering education. With the increasing demands of a global economy, future engineers must be equipped to effortlessly navigate cultural and international boundaries, in addition to receiving progressive training in the most cutting-edge engineering fields.

This is an exciting opportunity to engage in a brand-new initiative that provides research opportunities to collaborate with industry connections in the Pearl-River Delta of southern China. For more information regarding the program, please visit

JIE invites applicants of all nationalities and backgrounds for tenure track faculty positions, based in Guangzhou, China.

Successful candidates should have a demonstrated record or potential of innovative, interdisciplinary research in the electrical and computer engineering, computer science or related areas. Particular attention will be paid to candidates with research interests in power systems and smart grids, autonomous driving, MEMS and biomedical engineering. Only candidates that have completed or are near completion of a doctoral degree will be considered.

The first year of this position will be spent on either the Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh or Silicon Valley campus, to foster research connections for continued partnerships between Carnegie Mellon and Sun Yat-sen. Afterwards, the position will be based at the physical location of JIE at Sun Yat-sen. The successful candidates will be expected to teach the curriculum in English to a global community of students as well as maintain a strong commitment to high quality research.

Applications can be submitted online at Applications should include the following below. Only applications that have submitted all the components above will be considered.

  • A full curriculum vitae or resume
  • 3-5 Reference letters
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Copies of up to 5 Research Papers (journal or conference papers may be included).

Official appointments will be with Sun Yat-sen, with continued connections with Carnegie Mellon.

Application Instructions:

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