Home / Jobs / Job Detail

Job Summary

  • Company

    Shanghai Dianji University​

  • Location

    Shanghai, China​

  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Salary Range


  • Number to Recruit


  • Job Reference Code


Assistant / Associate / Full Teaching Professor of Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering

Shanghai, China

About Company:

The motto of Shanghai Dianji University (SDJU) is ‘illustrious virtue, highest excellence; extensive study, and earnest practice’, four essential phrases selected from two Chinese Classics ‘The Great Learning’ and ‘The Doctrine of the Mean’. Our mission in education is to create top talents in technology and its application that will best serve the city of Shanghai and the world in the new era.

The university is a modern public university under the supervision of Shanghai Education Commission. Be strong in applied sciences as it may, SDJU is organized into ten Schools (electrical engineering; mechanical engineering; electronic and information engineering; business; foreign languages; materials science; art and design; Marxism; literature and science; and physical education), three Colleges (for product intelligence, continuing education, and advanced vocational technology, respectively), and one independent Institute (collaborative with Shanghai Electric). It has more than 1100 faculty members, some 12,900 full-time postgraduate, undergraduate and postsecondary students, and more than 1,800 adult education students.

As its founding in the 1950s, SDJU was an educational innovation, a community of hands-on problem solvers in love with practice-oriented theories and eager to contribute to efficient manipulation and manufacturing in the motor (‘Dianji’ in Chinese) industry. Today that spirit still guides how we educate students on campus and how we collaborate with local government, enterprises and research institutes to make SDJU teaching beneficial to them.

SDJU’s spirit of application-oriented exploration has fuelled a number of technological advances. A major breakthrough in 2018 was the creation of a giant crankshaft employed in the low-speed diesel engine for driving a marine vessel. This particular variety of crankshaft was shaped, machined and heat-treated in a completely new process supported by our industry partner, which in effect greatly reduces the cost and may hence prove to be a core competence especially for a profitable domestic market.

Current research and education areas include smart wind power, optimal design and special motors, and intelligent drive & control and modern electrical equipment; intelligent digital manufacturing, large-scale intelligent manufacturing equipment, and robotic systems; manufacturing processes and heavy & complex forgings, material organization and performance control, and new materials and applications; equipment software and Big Data analysis, smart wireless applications, and vision technologies; optimization and quality improvement, product/service systems, and logistics planning and management; value chain finance, equipment manufacturing industry, organizational behaviour, and innovation and internationalization.

SDJU’s impact also includes our global engagement. SDJU has worked with more than 60 higher-education organizations and institutions across the globe to push the limits of cultural exchange and knowledge sharing. One way we make a difference on the international stage is by starting overseas innovation centres that attract investment and high-end talent. Among other global involvement, these overseas centres provide an opportunity for an outburst of international programs or projects for the SDJU community and beyond.

Job Profile:

About us:
The Kaiserslautern Intelligent Manufacturing School of Shanghai Dianji University (Kaiserslautern Kolleg für Intelligente Produktion – KKIP) was officially approved by the Ministry of Education of the PR China in 2021. It developed from the Sino-German School for Intelligent Production established in 2016. It cultivates multidisciplinary talents with professional technical ability and liberal arts knowledge in the subjects Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics and Technical Logistics, offering a Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
Graduates will engage in digital design of mechanical and electrical products, systematical design and integration in intelligent manufacturing and production line, system operation and maintenance, technical services and management in the field of intelligent manufacturing.
KKIP is proud of its top-tier faculty team and talented and motivated students. It has first-class teaching facilities and cutting-edge laboratories such as a smart factory demonstration line with industry 4.0 elements, mechatronics concept design and simulation facilities.
Since 2016 the school has sent students to its German partner universities, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences and Bremen City University of Applied Sciences; successful studies in China and Germany lead to a Double Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
To find out more about Shanghai Dianji University and the KKIP please visit https://www.sdju.edu.cn and https://kkip.sdju.edu.cn

About the position:
KKIP offers a position for an instructor to teach undergraduate courses for students of Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering. The teaching language is German. Courses to be taught are Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering related, such as courses in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Logistics. Courses may include a small number of laboratory-based courses. Depending on the applicant’s
experience, the title of Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor, respectively, is offered.

Job Details:


Teaching responsibilities include delivering up to 2 classes per academic year, each requiring 8 academic hours of lectures and 2 hours of office hours per week based on a term length of 18 weeks. (This will be slightly different for laboratory courses.)
The instructor is expected to participate in other school activities, including curriculum development, syllabus and teaching plan design, course evaluations etc. Instructors are encouraged to conduct research and collaborate with other faculty to apply for related research programmes and publish articles in periodicals. They are also encouraged to make use of the smart factory demonstration line.

Starting: Before September 2022


Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree from an international university (German language universities preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Logistics, Intelligent Manufacturing or a related field as well as native-level English language skills.
Working experience of two years or more after having obtained the doctoral degree, as a post-doctoral student or as an instructor, is welcomed. The instructor should have experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering, including subjects such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc.
A successful applicant is passionate about teaching, willing to stay in Shanghai for a period of at least 3 to 5 years and will consider a long-term commitment to teaching at the School. In support, the position provides for a career title progression in the “Teaching Professor” track analogous to that of research faculty, but without tenure.

Application Material:
• Cover letter with details on background and qualifications
• Complete Curriculum Vitae
• Copies of degree certificates
• Names of two references
• Other supporting material
Applications should be submitted by email to Ms LU Peiye at KKIP: lupy@sdju.edu.cn
(Please indicate the position in the subject of the email.)


The salary will be negotiated according to the applicant’s experience and qualifications. The applicant will receive the usual social benefits; comprehensive health insurance in China is provided. SDJU will help new faculty with a transitional apartment provided by the school at a preferential rent. A financial housing benefit for rented apartments is also available.

Apply Now