Lecturer/Associate Professor in Industrial Design

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - Department of Industrial Design

The Department of Industrial Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China offers faculty positions at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Associate Professor levels. Applicants for this position should have a background in Industrial Design, Design Culture, or Engineering. Candidates with research interest and teaching experience in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: Design Visualization; 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication; Management of Innovation; Materials in Design; Design Culture; and Design Thinking and Education. The candidates are expected to deliver high quality research as well as teaching. Also they will have, or expect to receive shortly, a PhD. 

XJTLU is a young and independent university that offers dual UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese Ministry of Education (XJTLU) accredited undergraduate degrees. It is known as the foremost Sino-Foreign university in China. Being an international university, all programs are delivered in English. XJTLU embraces a research-led vision and invests in research development and the expansion of PhD, Master’s, and international student numbers. 

The Department of Industrial Design at XJTLU educates creative industrial designers at BEng, MDes, and PhD levels who understand and will participate in China’s ongoing cultural, social, and economic transformation. The department focuses on user-centered product, service, and interaction design for society in response to social, cultural, and technological contexts. The department’s three research themes are Innovative Engineering Design, Interactive Experience Design, and Cultural Creative Design. The department offers an interdisciplinary and dynamic working environment that encourages initiative and leadership to meet the needs ofgrowing student numbers, new programmes, and an increased pace of interaction with local industry. 

XJTLU is based in Suzhou, which is one of China’s main manufacturing and R&D bases for high-tech products. Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) is an economic growth zone in which nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies are active, and there are many opportunities for collaboration with these companies. Suzhou is also a famous tourist destination and provides excellent quality of life and cultural opportunities. It is located in the Yangtze River Delta and is only 25 minutes away from Shanghai by train. 

The salary range for the positions is 23,850 – 29,222 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 29,664 – 40,497 RMB/month (Associate Professor). In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday” of up to three years, depending on nationality, residence, and personal circumstances. 

To apply: Please submit your application at: http://job.xjtlu.edu.cn (see apply button in job listing). Upload a PDF with: a CV, a cover letter and a research statement, and complete the Applicant Information form and Equal Opportunities form. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions have been filled.  A first round of interviews is planned for November (please quote reference IDD 994991). Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr. Derrick Tate (d.tate@xjtlu.edu.cn).

To learn more about working & living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

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