Lecturer/Associate Professor Position in Media and Communication Studies

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - School of Film and Television Arts

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer/Associate Professor Position in Media and Communication Studies in the School of Film and Television Arts at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The School specialises in communication and media studies, film and TV production and the Digital Arts. It currently has 10 academic staff and over 300 students. Successful applicants will have, or expect shortly to receive, a PhD, or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. They will have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Candidates for the role of Associate Professor should also have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their field and a successful record of research funding. Candidates with teaching and research expertise in communication and media studies, media management and new and digital media are encouraged to apply. This position is part of exciting developments currently underway with the establishing of a new School of Film and Television Arts following the successful development of Communication Studies programmes in recent years, and significant University and private investment in new buildings and facilities.

Xi’an Jiaotong- Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The university now has over 9,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction in Years 2 to 4 is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of PhD student numbers on campus. The School of Film and Television Arts currently offers three undergraduate degree programmes, in Communication Studies; Digital Arts and Film and TV production and an MSc in Media and Communication. It is well-equipped with cutting-edge facilities, including a state-of-the-art Digital Media Production Laboratory.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China, and just 25 minutes by rail from Shanghai. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP ($195 billion in 2012). The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and the I.M Pei-designed Suzhou Museum attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides attractive views, by day and by night, and there are a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and a great nightlife.  Suzhou is also home to four international schools.

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 be eligible for a Chinese tax “holiday” of up to three years, depending on nationality, residence and personal circumstances.

Applications should be made online (http://hr.xjtlu.edu.cn/). Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae together with a statement about their teaching experience in higher education; their research experience, publications to date, and a research plan; and any evidence of administrative and managerial competence.

Applications should be received by October 26th 2016 (please quote reference 995002). Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Acting Head of the School of Film and TV Arts, Dr Holger Briel (holger.briel@xjtlu.edu.cn)

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