Faculty of Engineering
The University of Leeds (UoL) and Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) have launched a new Joint School of Engineering at the SWJTU campus in the city of Chengdu in China, recruiting our first students in September 2016. In the first instance the students will be recruited at undergraduate level, although we have future plans for collaboration in postgraduate education and research.
We are seeking four enthusiastic Teaching Fellows to help deliver and support these teaching programmes both in Leeds and China.
Undergraduate students will study 4-year Bachelor degrees, with a common first year that will focus on core study skills and knowledge in English (including development of language skills and technical skills in mathematics and physics). From year two onwards, students will study specialist modules based around their choice of major (Civil Engineering with Transport, Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering). All study and all teaching and assessment will be in English, mirroring the Leeds' syllabus for each degree programme, supplemented by additional material to ensure that requirements for the relevant SWJTU degree are also met.
You will work closely with colleagues both in Leeds and the Joint School staff in Chengdu. A key focus of the work will be on supporting colleagues at both campuses to ensure the successful transfer and delivery of the Leeds programme to the joint School, adapting module content, delivery mode and assessment methods as necessary for optimum delivery in Chengdu. As the School becomes established, you will be expected to be involved with other key staff in developing an expanded portfolio of modules and degree programmes.
You will have experience of teaching in the relevant subject and in a Higher Education setting. In addition to being able to demonstrate enthusiastic and effective teaching skills and a range of delivery techniques and assessment methods, you will demonstrate excellent team working skills with an ability to work in a cross-cultural team, and possess excellent communication skills.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our commitment to women in science and engineering has been recognised with a national accolade of an Athena SWAN Award.