Job Opportunity at SKLEC (2014)

Research and Teaching Positions Available

in State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research and School of Marine Sciences

East China Normal University

Shanghai, China

The State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) at East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China, is recruiting faculty members in the fields of estuaries, coasts and marine sciences. The School of Marine Sciences will be officially open by the end of 2014. Entrusted by the University, SKLEC takes the responsibility to establish the School of Marine Sciences.

Eight full-time positions for estuarine and coastal research, including hydrodynamics, sediment transport, morphodynamics, and coastal engineering, and fifteen full-time positions for marine sciences, including physical oceanography, marine geology, chemical oceanography and marine biology are available at lecturer, associate professor and professor levels. Vacancies will remain open by the end of 2016, or until all positions are filled. Successful candidates will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and develop research programs focused on an aspect of estuarine and coastal research, or marine sciences.

SKLEC, established in 1989, is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and ECNU. It is the only state key laboratory in China that specializes in estuarine and coastal studies. SKLEC focuses mainly on the following fields: (1) Estuarine and coastal morphodynamics and sedimentary dynamics; (2) Estuarine and Coastal biogeochemical processes; (3) Estuarine and coastal wetland eco-systems and water quality; (4) Sustainable utilization of estuarine and coastal resources; (5) Impacts of global climate change and human activities on estuaries and coasts. More information about SKLEC can be found at

A doctorate (Ph.D.), or with equivalent research experiences, is required in one of the following fields:

  • Hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics
  • Harbor, port and coastal engineering
  • Coastal sedimentology and geomorphology
  • Physical oceanography
  • Chemical oceanography and biogeochemistry
  • Marine biology
  • Marine geology
  • Coastal ecosystems and aquatic environment

Interested candidates are welcome to send a PDF file including a curriculum vitae, a cover letter with future research interests and plans, and the names and addresses of three references as email attachment to: Successful candidates will be offered highly competitive salaries based on qualifications and experiences.


For additional information regarding the positions, please contact:

Dr. Hong Jiang (

State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research

East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China

Tel: +86-21-62232887