The starting of the School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) can be traced back to 1952. SJTU was among the first few Chinese Universities in setting up the discipline of Materials Science and Engineering. The MSE program at SJTU has been consistently ranked in the top 1‰ of the ESI, and its ranking reached the 20th globally and the 4th domestically in the latest QS World University Rankings in Material Science (2021). SJTU-SMSE strives to recruit top talents who wish to be a part of the team in building world-class platform to solve both scientific challenges and engineering problems that are critical to the sustainable development of the society. We never stopped to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. We are always and always devoted in building a world-class team to lead SMSE for a better future. 

Recruitment Deadline

We accept resumes all year round and run official recruitment processes twice a year. The application window will be open regard to actual announcement of SMSE.

Fields of Interest

  • Clean Energy Materials
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Advanced Information Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Intelligent Thermal Manufacturing
  • Hydrogen Science
  • Structural Materials

Positions Available

  • Tenure Track Associate Professor
  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor
  • Research Scientist
  • Post-doctor(Less than 35 years old)

Application Requirements

Candidates must meet the basic requirements and qualifications as following:

  • Follow the rules and laws; passionate of the career in education
  • Research fits with the long term development needs of SMSE

Tenure Track ( Assistant/Associate Professor)

  • 40 years old or younger
  • Graduated with PhD from a world-class university or scientific research institution
  • Had experience as an assistant professor or a post-doctor in related fields
  • Good scientific achievements with high potential in academic research
  • Ability to teach graduate courses and guide graduate students

Research Scientist

  • 35 years old or younger
  • Graduated with PhD in MSE or related field
  • Demonstrate strong capability in scientific research, and also the rigor, determination, and innovation in research
  • Demonstrate the spirit in collaboration and teamwork


  • 35 years old or younger
  • Outstanding postdocs will be considered favorably for the tenure track positions at SMSE of SJTU

Benefits and Support

  • Provide research start-up funds, and necessary office/lab spaces
  • Competitive salary on an international level
  • A fully furnished transitional apartment and housing subsidizations
  • Support in the recruitment and enrollment of graduate students
  • Medical resources from SJTU
  • Education resources at SJTU for children at different ages

Application Method

Please scan the QR code to apply or copy the link on computer to apply:

Contacts for further information

Office of International Affairs

Contact: Ms. Wu

Hours: M-F, 8:30 – 11:30, 13:30 - 17:00

Telephone: +86 21 34203097


Address: School of Materials Science and Engineering, 411 Xu Zuyao Building, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, 200240, Shanghai

We sincerely invite all top talents from China and abroad to join us. Together we can further grow the SMSE at SJTU into the top program in the world!