Lecturer/Associate Professor in English Literature

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - Department of English

The Department of English at XJTLU – the University of Liverpool’s joint venture in China – is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Associate Professor in English Literature. The Literature team currently offers a strand of modules, equivalent to a half-degree, on programmes shared with Linguistics, Translation/Interpreting, and Communication Studies, and is looking for new colleagues to help expand its taught provision. Our department is highly research-active, with particular areas of strength in modernism, romanticism, and cosmopolitanism and racial discourse.  Detailed information about our programmes and our research is available on the website, at http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/departments/academic-departments/english.

Candidates with research and teaching expertise in Renaissance and Early Modern Literature, and/or in Literature and Creative Writing are particularly encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from candidates at any career stage, and are particularly interested to talk to early-career candidates, as well as more experienced candidates seeking to extend their career into international higher education.

Candidates will need:

  • A good first degree with a PhD in English literature (or a closely related subject)
  • Creative teaching skills, with the ability to develop modules and teaching formats (lectures, seminars, tutorials, etc.) that complement our existing programmes, and that are accessible and appealing to both first- and second-language speakers of English
  • The ability to support students at all levels of study – from pre-undergraduate to PhD – and at all levels of subject aptitude
  • Evidence of the ability to achieve fellowship of the HEA
  • Evidence of success (or of the ability to succeed) in developing degree programmes at UG and PG levels
  • A comprehensive research plan with evidence of the ability to secure funding
  • High-quality research outputs (appropriate to career stage), or evidence of the potential to produce these.

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. For more information about XJTLU and life in Suzhou, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en.

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://hr.xjtlu.edu.cn 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. JO995336).

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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