Lecturer - Mathematics/ Physics

Joint School of Southwest Jiaotong University - University of Leeds

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a joint venture between South-West Jiaotong University (SWJTU) and the University of Leeds (UoL). These two universities are collaborating in the establishment of a Joint School in Chengdu which will award dual degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering with Transport and Computer Science. The programmes will be taught jointly in English by existing staff from SWJTU, UoL and others recruited directly for the Joint School, employed by SWJTU. The common first year of these Engineering degrees will involve foundation level Mathematics and Physics teaching, as well as a substantial English language input. The Joint School is committed to outstanding teaching and research across the natural sciences, engineering and technology. 

You will teach Mathematics /Physics (including lab) in the first year of the degree programmes in the Joint School, located in Chengdu, China. You will also have the opportunity to engage actively in teaching engineering Mathematics in the 2nd year or 3rd year. 

Holding a PhD in Mathematics, Physics or a similar, appropriate discipline, you will have excellent English language communication skills, and you will have the enthusiasm to teach at undergraduate level, with the potential to initiate, develop, and deliver high quality teaching, in English. Experience of teaching Mathematics/Physics at undergraduate level is essential. You will also be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work. 

While this post is fixed term for four years at present, it is possible that the role may continue beyond this point 

Your application, which will include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation (including the name and contact details for your current/latest employer, whom will be contacted with your permission if you are offered the job), must reach SWJTU by the closing date of the advertised post at xiaxia@swjtu.edu.cn and leeds@swjtu.edu.cn

Salary: Competitive salary – 200,000-250,000RMB. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Ms Xia Xia, Secretary in the Joint School of Southwest Jiaotong University - University of Leeds, email: xiaxia@swjtu.edu.cn

The decision to appoint at the level of Lecturer and your associated salary, will be made dependent on the ability to demonstrate enhanced levels of teaching, research and leadership. Please see the person specification for further details.

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Interview date: To be confirmed


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