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Position: Lecturer/Associate/Full Teaching Professor of ECE or ME or MSE at UM-SJTU Joint Institute

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) invites applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Teaching Professor positions in all emerging fields related to Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Material Science & Engineering (MSE).

The JI was founded in 2006 in Shanghai, China, with strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in ECE, ME, and MSE. The JI models itself after world class U.S. research universities, in terms of academic environment, faculty expectations, graduate research and undergraduate curricula. Both ME and ECE programs are ABET accredited. English is the official language of JI. The students are among China’s best.

Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in related field;
  • Native-level English skills;
  • For ECE, rich experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in but not limited to computer, circuits, electromagnetics, and control;
  • For ME, rich experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in but not limited to robotics, design and manufacturing, dynamics and vibration, mechatronics and control;
  • Lab development experience a plus;
  • Industrial experience a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver up to 6 courses per academic year;
  • Guide teaching assistants in conducting recitation classes and grading students’ work;
  • Participate in other institutional activities, including curriculum development, committee service, etc.

Application Materials (all in one pdf file):

  1. Cover letter that details your background and qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Degree diploma (photocopy)
  4. Samples of recent teaching evaluation by students
  5. Names of three references
  6. Other supporting materials

If you are interested in the position, please send your application materials to nc.ud1544836411e.utj1544836411s@rh-1544836411ij1544836411.

(Please mention where you read the ads)

If you want to know more about UM-SJTU Joint Institute, please go to: http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn.


Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in Technical Communication

Department: University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI)

Institution: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Deadline: Open until filled

Start Date: May or September 2019

Website: umji.sjtu.edu.cn

The UM-SJTU JI is an English-based higher education institute founded in 2006, in collaboration between the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The Chinese Government and both partner universities are fully committed to developing JI as a world-class institute for engineering education. In 2014, JI was the first Chinese institution to win the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education—one of the highest honors in international higher education. In a short time, JI has become the model example for Sino-American educational collaboration. JI currently offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and Material Science & Engineering (MSE) based on University of Michigan’s curricula. Both ME and ECE programs are ABET accredited. All course instruction is in English.

Technical Communication courses aim at providing engineering students with the tools to express their ideas professionally, in both written and oral forms. Courses cover career components, writing components, and presentation components. The topics include but not limited to personal statements, curriculum vitae, business letters, progress reports, proposal writing, professional email, visuals, presentation skills, manuals, and scientific posters and presentations.

The JI operates on a three-semester schedule. The successful candidate is expected to teach 6 courses a year, 3-4 credits each course. Courses expected to be taught would include various levels of Technical Communication and potentially liberal arts courses in interest fields of the candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Primarily teach Technical Communication courses with the possibility of teaching other liberal arts courses.
  • Prepare and conduct classes, design homework and supervise examinations
  • Maintain office hours (2 hours per course per week) to meet with students
  • Guide Teaching Assistants for recitation classes and grading
  • Upload teaching materials and relevant information to the course website
  • Participate in program development and planning and other common non-teaching duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field, but a PhD is strongly preferred
  • University teaching experience in Technical Communication or a deep understanding of technical communication in engineering and/or science education.
  • Native level of English
  • Previous experience teaching Academic Writing is a plus
  • Experience working with non-native English speakers is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive starting salary, based on education and experienceHealth insurance
  • A supplemental housing subsidy
  • Moving allowance
  • Chinese Language courses and other activities and facilities available to faculty of the university.

To apply for this position, please send items 1 through 4 in a single PDF document to both Human Resources at nc.ud1544836411e.utj1544836411s@rh-1544836411ij1544836411 and the search chair, Dr. Gang Zheng, nc.ud1544836411e.utj1544836411s@gne1544836411hzg1544836411.

  1. Cover letter (please also mention where you learned of this position)
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy, either woven into the Cover Letter or presented as a separate document
  3. CV
  4. Diploma of highest degree obtained (a scan)
  5. Previous teaching evaluations (by students) if available
  6. Three confidential letters of reference or contact information for three references.

Please contact Dr. Gang Zheng, (nc.ud1544836411e.utj1544836411s@gne1544836411hzg1544836411) with any informal inquiries.


Position: Visiting faculty in Mechanical Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering in Shanghai, China

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) cordially invites scholars with rich teaching experience and well-established research in all emerging fields related to Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering to spend the summer of 2019 (May 13 – August 9) at JI.  This is an opportunity for the participating scholars to learn about the JI, explore research collaborations with JI faculty, recruit top quality Chinese students for graduate study, and experience Shanghai, one of the most dynamic, internationalized, and safest cosmopolitan cities in the world.

A visiting faculty member is expected to teach at least one course. While the preferred length of the course is 13 weeks (the entire summer), 8-week arrangement may be an option. The compensation is competitive. Transportation is covered. Lodging with paid utility in the downtown area of Shanghai is also provided.

Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in related field;
  • Native-level proficiency in English;
  • Preferred teaching experience in introduction to engineering, computer, robotics, circuits, design and manufacturing, and control;

Application Materials:

  1. Complete Curriculum Vita (including a list of courses taught)
  2. Recent teaching evaluation

Please send your application materials to Dr. Gang Zheng at nc.ud1544836411e.utj1544836411s@gne1544836411hzg1544836411. (Please mention where you read the ads.)

The JI was founded in 2006 in Shanghai, China with strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering. The JI models itself after world class U.S. research universities, in terms of academic environment, faculty expectations, graduate research and undergraduate curriculum. Both ME and ECE programs are ABET accredited. English is the official language. The students are among China’s best.

If you want to know more about the JI, please go to: http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn.


Job Title:Assistant / Associate / Full Teaching Professor of Mathematics

Shanghai Jiao Tong University – UM-SJTU Joint Institute

Location: Shanghai, China                   Position: Full time, teaching only

Contract: Multi-year, renewable          Salary range: From 260,000 CNY

About usThe UM-SJTU Joint Institute was established jointly by the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006 with the vision of being the first and foremost international engineering institute in China and one of the best in the world. The Joint Institute offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in engineering, following the curriculum of the University of Michigan. All classes are taught exclusively in English. It has a top-tier faculty team and an extremely talented and motivated student body. Graduates are routinely placed at postgraduate schools of top universities around the world and recruited by multinational companies.

To find out more about UM-SJTU Joint Institute, please visit http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn.

About the positionThe Joint Institute is looking for an instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses for engineering students. Depending on the applicant’s experience, a title of Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor is offered.

ResponsibilitiesTeaching responsibilities include delivering up to 6 classes per academic year, each requiring 3 to 4 academic hours of lectures and 2 hours of office hours per week based on a term length of 15 weeks. (These numbers will be slightly different for laboratory courses.)

The instructor will select and supervise student Teaching Assistants who will help with grading, conduct recitation classes and perform other administrative duties.

Apart from teaching, the instructor is expected to participate in other institutional activities, including curriculum development, committee service, course evaluations etc.

While the position does not entail any research responsibilities, such collaboration with engineering, physics, and mathematics faculty will be encouraged if desired.

Remuneration and BenefitsDepending on the applicant’s experience and skills, the base salary starts at 260,000 CNY per annum for Assistant Teaching Professors.  In addition, a lump sum equal to 10% of the base salary is offered in lieu of pension and other social benefits. Comprehensive health insurance in China is provided, with optional coverage extending to the rest of the world and covering immediate family members. The Joint Institute will help new faculty apply for a transitional apartment provided by SJTU at a preferential rent. A financial housing benefit for rented apartments is also available.

RequirementsApplicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in mathematics, physics or a related field and native-level English language skills (native speakers are preferred). Working experience of two years or more after obtaining the doctoral degree, as a post-doctoral student or as an instructor, is normally required.

Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in mathematics is required, including (but not limited to) subjects such as single- and multi-variable calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. In addition, experience in a more specialized subject such as probability theory and statistics, numerical analysis or other area is desirable.

Experience in the use of a computer algebra system and teaching experience or an additional background in physics, computer science or engineering is an advantage.

A successful applicant will be passionate about teaching, willing to stay in Shanghai for a period of at least several years and will consider a long-term commitment to teaching at the Joint Institute. In support, the position provides for a career title progression in the “Teaching Professor” track, analogous to that of research faculty, but without tenure. An applicant’s living experience in China and/or personal connection to China will be an advantage.

Application Material:

  • Cover letter with details on background and qualifications
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of degree certificates
  • Names of three references
  • Other supporting material

Applications should be submitted by email to Ms. Wendy Dai at
nc.ud1544836411e.utj1544836411s@rh-1544836411ij1544836411. (Please indicate the position in the subject of the email.)


Job Title: Assistant / Associate / Full Teaching Professor of Physics

Shanghai Jiao Tong University – UM-SJTU Joint Institute

Location: Shanghai, China                   Position: Full time, teaching only

Contract: multi-year, renewable          Salary range: from 260,000 CNY

About us:The UM-SJTU Joint Institute was established jointly by the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006 with the vision of being the first and foremost international engineering institute in China and one of the best in the world. The Joint Institute offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in engineering, following the curriculum of the University of Michigan. All classes are taught exclusively in English. It has a top-tier faculty team and an extremely talented and motivated student body. Graduates are routinely placed at postgraduate schools of top universities around the world and recruited by multinational companies.

To find out more about UM-SJTU Joint Institute, please visit http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn.

About the position:The Joint Institute is looking for an instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses for engineering students. These may include a small number of laboratory-based courses. Depending on the applicant’s experience, a title of Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor is offered.

Responsibilities:Teaching responsibilities include delivering up to 6 classes per academic year, each requiring 3 to 4 academic hours of lectures and 2 hours of office hours per week based on a term length of 15 weeks. (These numbers will be slightly different for laboratory courses.)

The instructor will select and supervise student Teaching Assistants who will help with grading, conduct recitation classes and perform other administrative duties.

Apart from teaching, the instructor is expected to participate in other institutional activities, including curriculum development, committee service, course evaluations etc.

While the position does not entail any research responsibilities, such collaboration with engineering and physics faculty will be encouraged if desired.

Remuneration and BenefitsDepending on the applicant’s experience and skills, the base salary starts at 260,000 CNY per annum for Assistant Teaching Professors.  In addition, a lump sum equal to 10% of the base salary is offered in lieu of pension and other social benefits. Comprehensive health insurance in China is provided, with optional coverage extending to the rest of the world and covering immediate family members. The Joint Institute will help new faculty apply for a transitional apartment provided by SJTU at a preferential rent. A financial housing benefit for rented apartments is also available.

Requirements:Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field and native-level English language skills (native speakers are preferred). Working experience of two years or more after obtaining the doctoral degree, as a post-doctoral student or as an instructor, is normally required.

Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in physics is required, including (but not limited to) subjects such as classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics.

Experience in the use of a computer algebra system and in conducting or supervising laboratory classes will be an advantage. Teaching experience or an additional background in mathematics or engineering is likewise an advantage.

A successful applicant will be passionate about teaching, willing to stay in Shanghai for a period of at least several years and will consider a long-term commitment to teaching at the Joint Institute. In support, the position provides for a career title progression in the “Teaching Professor” track, analogous to that of research faculty, but without tenure. An applicant’s living experience in China and/or personal connection to China will be an advantage.

Application Material:

  • Cover letter with details on background and qualifications
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of degree certificates
  • Names of three references
  • Other supporting material

Applications should be submitted by email to Ms. Wendy Dai at
nc.ud1544836411e.utj1544836411s@rh-1544836411ij1544836411. (Please indicate the position in the subject of the email.)