Westlake University, located in the picturesque city of Hangzhou, is the first private non-profit research-oriented university in the People’s Republic of China. It is both supported by public and private funding and a vanguard in the reform of the higher education system in China. With its predecessor Westlake Institute for Advanced Study established in 2016, Westlake University is striving to cultivate top talent, to make breakthroughs in basic research and innovation in cutting-edge technologies, and to foster human development through science and technology.
The Institute for Theoretical Sciences was inaugurated at Westlake University on September 24th, 2020. Professor Gang Tian was appointed to be the founding director. The institute aims to marshal talent around the globe and pioneer in theoretical research in a range of fundamental disciplines, including mathematics, theoretical physics, etc. The institute also carries out scientific research plan, project research, discipline construction and other related work independently. The Institute seeks exceptional scholars in all areas of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
As an international university, Westlake University encourages qualified applicants from all ethnic background and from all countries. If you believe you are among the best in your chosen research field, you may wish to consider an exciting career opportunity at Institute for Theoretical Sciences, Westlake University.
Faculty positions are open at four ranks: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, and Chair Professor.
Each faculty member will receive an internationally competitive salary and benefits package that includes a generous housing allowance and a premium medical care plan for the entire family. Benefits have been structured to match or exceed those offered by elite private universities in the US.
Each faculty member is provided with an internationally competitive start-up package to ensure maximum freedom and creativity in pushing the envelope of human knowledge. The package includes long-term research funding, ample laboratory space, modern research equipment, technical and clerical support, and stable funding for graduate students and postdocs.
How to apply
Please submit your complete application package including the following materials as a single pdf. file in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please indicate “Name +School + Department + Research field”.
Up-to-date CV with publication list and Google Scholar profile link
Statement of research interests and proposed research topics (3-5 pages)
Arrange for 3 letters of reference (to be sent by referees directly on Mathjobs)
Office of Human Resources, Westlake University
Address: 18 Shilongshan Road, Cloud Town
Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province 310024