Lecturer/Associate Professor

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Associate Professor. Our international department has around 70 academic staff actively engaged in research in mathematics and its applications. We seek individuals with a PhD in mathematics or a closely aligned discipline who will make a strong contribution to the research output of the department. Candidates for the position of Associate Professor must also have an established international research profile and a successful record of external research funding. The department is currently looking to expand its research groups in dynamical systems, functional analysis, financial mathematics, and actuarial science, and so preference will be given to specialists in these areas.

Successful candidates will show commitment to a high standard of teaching at all levels. The department runs three four-year undergraduate programmes in applied mathematics, financial mathematics, and actuarial science. English is the language of instruction in years 2 to 4. At the postgraduate level, we offer a master’s programme in financial mathematics and PhD programme in mathematical sciences. We also provide service teaching for other programmes within the university.

XJTLU is an independent university founded in 2006 as a joint venture between Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the UK. It was the first university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. The university has grown steadily and there are currently more than 13,000 enrolled undergraduate and postgraduate students. Of these, 10,000 are studying at our campus in China and 3,000 are studying at the University of Liverpool as part of a '2+2' articulation route.

The XJTLU campus is in the city of Suzhou, China, and forms part of the Dushu Lake Higher Education Town in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Just 24 minutes from Shanghai by high-speed rail, Suzhou is well-connected to other major cities in China. The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals and the UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens attracting millions of tourists each year. The 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://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. JO 995367).

Applications should be received by 31st December 2017. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Acting Head of Department, Dr Fei Ma (fei.ma@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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