University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


  1. Online Recruitment Information Event

    May 8, 2020 by JI HR Office   Share:   RenRen   Print


    An online recruitment information event organized by the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) will be held. JI invites applicants to apply for tenure-track or tenured positions at all levels (Assistant, Associate, and Full) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

    For more details, please refer to this link:


    May 18, 2020 (8:00-10:00pm US Eastern Time) / May 19, 2020 (8:00-10:00am Beijing Time) over Zoom


    Please send your brief information (name, Ph.D. school, research field, etc.) to JI’s Faculty Search Committee Chair, Professor Xudong Wang, email Please fill in the subject of your email as “JI Tenure-track Position, Spring 2020″. We will share the Zoom meeting link with you via email later

    Position Openings:

    Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor positions.

    Fields of interest:

    1. Mechanical Engineering (particularly in the areas of Manufacturing and Robotics)
    2. Electrical and Computer Engineering (particularly in areas of micro-electronics, communication theory and networking, signal and image processing, robotics, computer architecture, data science, and artificial intelligence)
    3. Materials Science and Engineering

    Positions Details:

    The UM-SJTU Joint Institute is running a very typical U.S. tenure system for faculty recruitment, promotion and evaluation, while the initial appointment for Assistant/Associate Professor will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. A comprehensive start-up package, including ample space for faculty, students, and laboratory work, critical research facilities, guaranteed quota of graduate students (PhD and master students) and support of research assistantship, will be provided.

    Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include family medical insurance plan, privilege to be admitted to the university-owned daycare and elementary schools (top level in Shanghai), housing allowance, and other housing benefits (where applicable).

    About UM-SJTU Joint Institute:

    The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) was jointly established in 2006 by two premier universities, the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The mission of JI is to build a world-class educational and research institute in China and to foster future innovative researchers and leaders with a global perspective. JI models itself after leading U.S. research universities in terms of its tenure review and promotion system, academic environment, research program, and undergraduate/graduate curricula. JI adopts curricula blending the unique features of the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Its students are among China’s highest achieving. Two of its undergraduate majors, Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), received accreditation from ABET, the world’s most authoritative accreditation agency. All courses are taught in English by world-class faculty recruited from global leading universities.

    JI is an equal opportunity employer that is building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Currently, around 50% of all faculty members of JI are of international origin and all tenure-track faculty members obtained their PhD degrees overseas. English is the official working language at JI.

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