Lecturer/Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - Department of English

Applications are invited for a position in the Department of English by applicants specializing in one or more areas in applied linguistics. The Department welcomes applications from those who possess:

  • A PhD in applied linguistics, in particular within the areas of legal discourse analysis, stylistics, and business and media discourse analysis.
  • Experience in designing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate modules in these related areas of applied linguistics
  • A growing research profile in the field of applied linguistics plus a commensurate record of research impact
  • Demonstrated capacity in teaching and research-related administration
  • The ability to teach subjects in English, which is the medium of instruction of the University

In addition, those applicants aiming to be appointed at the Associate Professor level should be able to clearly demonstrate:

  • A good record of the supervision of MA or PhD candidates
  • Experience in curriculum development or programme management
  • A developing or international research profile or record of research funding

XJTLU was the first university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. The University has over 10,000 students and a further 2,500 studying at the University of Liverpool on a “2+2” articulation route. 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. 

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), well-connected via nearby airports to cities in China, Asia, North America and Europe, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by over one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is one of the largest concentrations of economic activity among Chinese cities in terms of GDP ($222 billion in 2014). 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 each year. 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 of four international schools. 

The salary range for the positions is 21,084 – 32,412 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 32,904 – 44,918 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 and personal circumstances.  

To apply:
Please visit our website at http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/about/jobs/ to submit an online application. You will be asked to upload your CV and a short cover letter (in English) outlining your interest in the position, and complete a basic Applicant Information Form and an Equal Opportunities Form. In your cover letter, please state the position you are applying for (e.g JO 995322).

Applications should be received by 20th November 2017. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr Zhoulin Ruan (Zhoulin.ruan@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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