Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Institute for Astronomy, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Zhejiang University
Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Institute for Astronomy at the School of Physics, Zhejiang University is now recruiting candidates as tenure-track faculty in all frontiers of Astronomy: observational, theoretical and instrumental astrophysics. Observers in optical and radio astronomy are particularly encouraged to apply. The positions are open to all nationalities.


Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of the top universities in China, located in the beautiful, historic city Hangzhou, which features high-tech development and holds the headquarters of the E-commerce giant Alibaba. Astronomy is a new extension of the School of Physics, with current areas including cosmology, galaxy formation, high-energy astrophysics, interstellar medium, and formation of planetary systems. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astrophysics with outstanding independent research records. The salary and start-up grant of successful candidates will be highly competitive with subsidized housing. Significant computational resources are available.


Candidate should submit a CV with publication records, research and teaching statement, and at least three letters of recommendation, directly to Prof. Xi Kang ([email protected]). Applicants will be considered until the positions are filled, but those who wish to receive full consideration should submit their application by December 15, 2023 (recommendation letters can be extended to December 31, 2023). Qualified candidates will then be invited to attend the online Qizhen Recruitment Forum of Zhejiang University in December 2023.


The Department of physics of ZJU was established in 1928 and has been playing a major role in the development of modern physics in China, with famous alumni including Tsung-Dao Lee and Kan-Chang Wang. The department was upgraded to the School of Physics in 2022. More information can be found at




Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Oct 27
Application Deadline
2023 Dec 15