Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute

Position ID:SJTU-Tsung-Dao Lee Institute-FPA [#23238]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Astrophysics, T.D.Lee Institute,SJTU
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Shanghai, Shanghai 200240, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/11, finished 2023/06/17, listed until 2023/10/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( invites applications for several tenure-track (“Fellows”) or tenured (“Senior Fellows” and “T.D. Lee professors”) faculty positions in astrophysics. We are seeking candidates in all areas of astrophysics, from exoplanets, gravitational waves/time-domain astronomy to particle astrophysics and cosmology, and from theoretical and observational astronomy to instrumental/laboratory astrophysics.

The Fellows (equivalent to Assistant Professor) and Senior Fellows/Professors (equivalent to Associate or Full Professors) at TDLI are expected to carry out independent forefront research and supervise students (both Ph.D. and undergraduate students). They will have a reduced teaching load compared to typical university faculty. The positions are open to researchers of any nationality, and will provide internationally competitive salary, housing subsidy, and start-up grant.

TDLI is a national research institute, with Prof. Tsung-Dao Lee (Nobel Prize in Physics 1957) as the Honorary Director and Prof. Frank Wilczek (Nobel Prize in Physics 2004) as the Founding Director (and the current Chief Scientist). The Current Director is Prof. Jie Zhang, a prominent physicist and the former President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). TDLI supports research in high energy physics, astrophysics and quantum physics, and aims to become a top-notch physics and astronomy research institute in the world. SJTU is the contractor and trustee of TDLI and is in charge of the operation of TDLI. TDLI has an internationalized environment with English as its working language.

TDLI has an active visitor program, and organizes many topical workshops and conferences each year to create a scientifically stimulating environment. Its astronomy division works closely with the astronomy department at SJTU (, which currently has an active extragalactic/cosmology research program and is eager to expand into other areas. The TDLI astronomy division also works with its particle physics division, on particle astrophysics, dark matter search and other frontiers in fundamental physics. TDLI is building an array of meter-sized telescopes for transit and RV detection of exoplanets as well as time-domain science. Experience with exoplanet and/or time-domain observations are highly recommended.

Applicants should submit their applications at They should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), a research and teaching statement (four-page maximum). At least five reference letters should be submitted online at the same website. For other inquires please send an email to

For full consideration, all application material should be received before December 15, 2022. The search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Included Benefits: The position comprises comprehensive university benefit packages for faculty, including generous housing subsidies, medical insurance and retirement benefits.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
No.520,ShengRong Road, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, PuDong New District, ShangHai, China