Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Undersea Technology


National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high quality research and education. The NSYSU was established in 1980 along the Sizihwan in the city of Kaohsiung, and has since been a thriving institution of higher learning. There are six colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, Marine Sciences, and Social Sciences, and one general education center. Equal emphasis is placed on the teaching and research of humanities as well as science and engineering. Outstanding academic achievements exhibited by many departments have landed NSYSU among the world’s top universities in many academic rankings.

The NSYSU campus is uniquely situated at the crossing of hills and sea, and adjacent to the Kaohsiung Harbor. Our strategic geography prompted our feature advancements in marine research, which heeds to Kaohsiung’s aspiration to develop into a Marine Capital, as we become the leading academic institution of marine sciences in Taiwan. The university encourages interdisciplinary collaboration between marine studies and other academic fields so as to stimulate new ideas and research directions. NSYSU is ranked in the top 200 by ESI in the fields of engineering, mathematics, and information engineering. We are also highly competitive in the fields of communications engineering, electronic commerce, materials science, and optoelectronics.

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Job description

The Institute of Undersea Technology at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Underwater Mechatronics or Underwater Acoustics.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in engineering, oceanography, or closely related discipline. We are particularly interested in an individual either with a strong background and research experience in Underwater Mechatronics/Underwater Acoustics or with passion and ambition to develop his/her research in the area of undersea technology. Related research on undersea technology includes, but not limited to, underwater vehicles, electromechanical system integration, deep-sea monitoring and sampling system, underwater positioning and navigation, acoustic source localization and tracking, underwater communication, propagation of sound, ambient noise, or seafloor geological remote sensing.


The candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded, vigorous research program and must have a strong commitment to graduate teaching and supervision. Teaching duties include existing undersea technology courses that support the graduate curricula, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.


To apply, please submit to the following:

  • a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
  • a curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications
  • up to two self-selected “best papers”
  • a statement of your research interests and plans relevant to the institute’s research fields
  • a statement of your teaching plans
  • the contact information of three academic references.


Research Statement should include:

  1. Area of expertise and contributions to the field
  2. Research and funding plan
  3. Synergies with the research environment at NSYSU


For more information regarding the Institute of Undersea Technology please visit our website at For questions, applicants may contact:


Hsin-Hung Chen

Professor and Director

Institute of Undersea Technology

National Sun Yat-sen University

70 Lien-hai Rd.,

Kaohsiung, Taiwan



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