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Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology

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The Technion is opening a new campus in China to be formally called the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Technion Guangdong, for short). The establishment of Technion Guangdong will usher in a new era of education, research and innovation in engineering, and life sciences in the Guangdong Province of China.

 

 

“What Technion has done to advance the Israeli economy through student and staff research and innovation is an example for Chinese universities to follow. If many universities in Guangdong and China do the same as Technion has been doing in Israel, an innovation-based economy will emerge.” 
Professor Peihua Gu, Provost of Shantou University

The establishment of Technion Guangdong  is a result of a cooperative agreement signed on September 29, 2013, between the Technion and Shantou University (STU). Technion Guangdong will be a not-for-profit research university. The new institute will eventually grant Technion engineering degrees at all levels – Bachelor, Masters and PhD, and maintain the same high academic standards of education, research and innovation for which the Technion’s Haifa campus is world renowned.

The vision of Technion Guangdong is to become a world-class international technological university campus carrying out cutting-edge research that will encourage entrepreneurship and technology transfer, and foster a high-tech industrial ecosystem in Shantou and Guangdong Province. The agreement is backed by the Guangdong Government, the City of Shantou and the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF).

“The Guangdong-Technion Israel Institute of Technology will help to further the advancement of education, research and innovation in engineering. Opening up Technion and Shantou to these cultural dialogues is very important.”
Professor Peretz Lavie, President of Technion

Teaching and research at Technion Guangdong will be carried out in the English language. Activities at the institute will begin in the fall of 2014, with an initial research focus on the multidisciplinary fields of environmental engineering and biomedical sciences. Technion is currently recruiting top postdoctoral fellows who will be trained to become future faculty and is also be seeking tenured and tenure-track faculty for the new campus. The new institute’s future faculty will spend their first year at the Technion campus in Haifa where they will develop classroom materials and launch new research collaborations with Technion faculty to serve as a springboard for independent research programs for the campus in Shantou.

*Receive information on postdoctoral opportunities and application details by clicking on Postdoc Opportunities at the top of the page.

*For information on faculty positions and application details click on Faculty Opportunities at the top of the page.

New Academic Programs at Technion Guangdong:

BSc programs will be offered in chemical engineeringmaterials engineering, and biotechnology engineering.

Watch the historic visit to the Technion which led to the signing of the agreement for the establishment of the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology here:

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The Technion is seeking candidates in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Biotechnology Engineering for tenured and tenure-track positions to begin in 2015, or thereafter for the new Technion Guangdong campus in Shantou.

Potential faculty for Technion Guangdong will be appointed according to Technion’s standards and procedures, and will conduct creative research programs, often based on collaboration with researchers from the Haifa campus. In order to initiate such joint research projects, candidates for positions at Technion Guangdong will be invited to spend a year as visiting faculty member at the Haifa campus.

We encourage applications for positions in all aspects of chemical, materials and biotechnology engineering as well as other supporting areas of science and engineering.

Technion Guangdong faculty will spend their first year at Technion’s Haifa campus in order to develop classroom materials and launch new research collaborations.  Teaching and research will be carried out in the English language.

Internationally competitive salary and benefits, starter packages, and opportunities for substantial research funding will be provided to faculty appointed to Technion Guangdong.

Application Procedure

To apply for tenured and tenure-track position, please submit the following information:

• Curriculum vita and list of publications.
• Research statement describing achievements and future plans.
• Statement discussing teaching philosophy and achievements.
• Statement indicating interests and involvement in innovation, if relevant
• Copies of not more than three publications.
• Applicants should provide the names of four individuals who might be approached by us to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf.

Please contact us for submission instructions.

Guangdong Technion  Israel Institute of Technology is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.

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The Technion is seeking top postdoctoral candidates in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Biotechnology Engineering. Upon successful completion of a fellowship, excellent candidates will be considered for tenure-track appointments at the Technion Guangdong campus being built in Shantou.

Technion Guangdong faculty will be appointed according to Technion’s standards and procedures, and will maintain the same high academic standards of education, research and innovation for which the Technion’s Haifa campus is so renowned. Future faculty will conduct innovative research programs, often based on collaboration with scientists from the Haifa campus. Such joint research projects will often be developed during the postdoctoral fellowship period at the Haifa campus.

We encourage applications for postdoctoral fellowship positions in the fields of chemical, materials and biotechnology  engineering. Strong candidates in other areas of science and engineering will also be considered. Priority will be given to applicants that received their PhD in the past 5 years.

During their fellowship on the Haifa campus, postdoctoral fellows, in addition to promoting innovative research projects and launching new research collaborations, will also participate in the Technion International’s English programs for international students; this will provide them with an opportunity to prepare classroom materials for their future teaching careers at Technion Guangdong.

Internationally competitive salary and benefits, starter packages, and opportunities for substantial research funding will be provided to new appointments at Technion Guangdong.

Application Procedure

To apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position, please submit the following information:

• Curriculum vita and list of publications.

• Cover letter or personal statement describing your research achievements and plans.

• Statement discussing your teaching experience and interests.

• Preferably, the name of a Technion faculty member with whom you wish to conduct research.

• Applicants should arrange for three individuals to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf.

A guide for international academic visitors can be found here

Post-doctoral fellowship regulations can be found  here

Please submit your documents to  postdocs@int.technion.ac.il

Guangdong Technion  Israel Institute of Technology is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.

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