University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Staff Positions

The UM-SJTU Joint Institute was jointly established by the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006. Its aim is to become one of the premier education and research institutions in the world. It offers both undergraduate and graduate education in engineering. Its curriculum is modeled after Michigan’s and all of its courses are taught in English. It has a top-tier faculty team and an extremely talented and motivated student body. Its graduates are routinely placed at graduate schools of top universities around the world and recruited by multinational companies.

The Joint Institute is now looking for administration staff:

Job Title: Digital Media Specialist

Job Summary & Responsibility:

The person we are looking for will be responsible for the day to day administration of JI online resources and reports to the Communications and Marketing Manager. He/She needs to have good writing skills, as well as good knowledge of website, social media platforms, and relevant IT software. In addition to routine maintenance of JI website and social media platforms, the candidate is also expected to provide support to content development for the digital media. The successful candidate should be able to communicate and work effectively with various JI offices and students.

1. Write and edit internal and social media content

  • English copywriting for digital media such as Facebook, Weibo and Linked In etc.
  • Support JI social media in driving more traffic and increasing follower numbers through engagement and interactivity
  • Provide translation of online contents when necessary
  • Edit JI internal and external E-newsletter

2. Update content for JI website and social media

  • News and Events updates
  • General information updates

3. Assist IT to develop the new functionalities for JI official website and social media

  • Data input and maintain
  • Identify, recommend, and prioritize new Web features and applications in conjunction with IT Office

4.Provide support for office daily operation

  • Prepare visitors welcome package
  •  Support faculty and the JI with administrative tasks as needed.

5. Other tasks assigned by supervisors.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or above in related fields
  2. Good communication skills with proof of English proficiency for native Chinese speaker or proof of Chinese proficiency for native English speaker
  3. Good experience or knowledge of website, social media platforms, and relevant IT software
  4. Good sense of customer service
  5. Quick learner and good team player
  6. Native English speaker or Chinese with overseas experience preferred

Position open: till 2016-08-31

Materials applicants should provide:

  1. CV in both Chinese and English
  2. English cover letter
  3. Degree certificate or recommendation form

Job Title: Lab Electrical Engineer

Job Summary & Responsibility :

Performs a variety of engineering work in the design and development of electronic and electrical systems, measurement, and other electronically functioning equipment and engineering processes; has oversight for the design, production, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of lab equipment.

1. In charge of the daily operation of the teaching Lab at JI, including but not limited to the following duties

  • Development, operation and maintenance of equipment and tools in the teaching lab
  • Development of necessary lab instructions & manuals based on instructor’s requirements
  • Oversight of lab schedule, order & safety
  • Supplement of lab consumables, disposal of waste

2. Assist faculty and students with lab activities as well as experimental reports

3. Give presentations to visitors on relative technologies developed in the lab

4. Assist faculty members to teach lab courses

5. Other tasks assigned by supervisors.

Job Requirements:

  1. Ph.D. degree in Electronical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education;
  2. 5-8 years laboratory or engineering operation progressive experience (overseas experience preferred);
  3. Teaching experience in Electronical Engineering is a plus;
  4. Fluent in English in both speaking and writing
  5. Strong problem solving and interpersonal communication skills
  6. Hands-on experimental skills with machines experience are add-on values

Materials applicants should provide:

  1. CV in both Chinese and English
  2. English cover letter
  3. Degree certificate or recommendation form
  4. Portfolio of work product is required when you apply.
  5. Two References

If you are interested in the position, please send the required materials to Email: 

Please mention the position you applied for in the title.