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  • Job Location: Zhejiang (CN)
  • Employment Type: Full Time
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  • Gender: Any
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  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Oct 4, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Nov 4, 2017

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The Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJUI) is a joint engineering college initiated at the Zhejiang University International Campus in Haining, China. The partnership of Zhejiang University (ZJU) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) combines the strengths of two of the top engineering schools in the respective nations.  ZJU and UIUC have a long-established collaborative history and culture, and these endeavors are now the foundation of ZJUI. ZJUI offers undergraduate programs in civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, and also offers graduate programs in the relevant engineering aspects.  All of these programs emphasize the interdisciplinary challenges that are critical for the future. The first group of undergraduate students began their programs in Fall 2016, with the second cohort beginning in Fall 2017. ZJUI offers a unique combination of instruction, emphasizing exposure to scientific knowledge, hands-on experience, and creative interdisciplinary team-based design. All classes are taught in English, and successful students will receive undergraduate degrees from both institutions. UIUC and ZJU faculty participate extensively in teaching and research at the Institute. UIUC and ZJU also work together to recruit outstanding international faculty candidates for the Institute. 

The challenges of today and tomorrow do not conform to conventional disciplinary boundaries.  Creative ideas that draw across many fields are essential to future quality of life and sustainable economies.  At ZJUI, faculty and students across all programs work together to explore major challenges and design ways to meet them. The Institute seeks innovation and world-leading impact in 

  • Energy, environment, and infrastructure sciences;

We seek a faculty leader to serve as the Program Director. The Program Director will inspire our students and faculty to establish ZJUI as a world-leading center of innovation and excellence. The Director will lead the development of research laboratories and infrastructure as well as research groups and programs, to carry on research in the field of interdisciplinary across the field of engineering science stated above but not limited to this theme. 

An ideal candidate will work with industry and university leaders to establish ZJUI as a world leader, creating unique strengths for the Institute and adding high value to ZJU, UIUC, and the ZJU International Campus as we develop a unique and exciting program that will lead China into the future. 

The Program Director position is equivalent in rank to Department Head, are hired as Senior Professor, and should meet the scholarly and technical excellence qualifications expected for this rank. They should have an established track record in industry and/or academia of leadership, innovation, and impact. The required qualifications include:

  • An earned doctorate in an engineering or scientific field, or equivalent;
  • Ideally ten years of progressively more impactful experience following the doctoral degree;
  • Experience in leadership roles in respected industry or academic contexts;
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial impact, and a track record of initiating and leading major research projects and programs;
  • Scholarly publications, and/or equivalent evidence of impact, such as patents and products;
  • A clear ability to develop and execute visionary plans; and
  • Skills in attracting and recruiting top talent at all levels. 

The position reports directly to the dean of ZJUI.  The Program Director supervise staff within the associated research theme and serve in a matrix framework, in collaboration with Curriculum Directors, as the supervisor of faculty engaged in the associated research theme. 

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About the Company

Company Name: Zhejiang University

Company Profile: Qiushi Academy, the predecessor of Zhejiang University, was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest modern academies of higher learning established in China. After a hundred years of construction and development, Zhejiang University is a comprehensive research university with distinctive features and a national as well as international impact. Research at Zhejiang University spans 12 academic disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and etc. With 7 faculties and 36 colleges/schools, Zhejiang University has 14 primary and 21 secondary national leading academic disciplines. In all 22 disciplines of ESI, there are 18 disciplines leading to top 1% in the world. Zhejiang University has always been committed to cultivating talent with excellence, advancing science and technology development, serving for social well-being, and promoting advanced culture with the spirit best manifested by the university motto “Seeking the Truth and Pioneering New Trails”.

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