Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor in both Thermofluids and Vehicle Design and Analysis

Joint School of Southwest Jiaotong University - University of Leeds

(Full-time, fixed-term for four years)

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a new joint venture between South-West Jiaotong University (SWJTU) and the University of Leeds (UoL). These two universities have established 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 Joint School is committed to outstanding teaching and research across the natural sciences, engineering, and technology.

You will be expected to teach TWO modules, one on Thermofluids and one on Vehicle Design and Analysis in the fourth year of the degree programmes in the Joint School, located in Chengdu, China.

Holding a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a similar appropriate discipline such as engineering, 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 Thermofluids or Vehicle Design and Analysis 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, who 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.


  • Competitive salary – 200,000-250,000rmb for the post of Lecturer.
  • Competitive salary – 250,000-300,000rmb for the post of Associate Professor/Professor.

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 and telephone: 0086-28-66367509).

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

Location: Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China.
Closing Date: 1 March 2018
Interviews are expected to be held on (TBD).

To learn more about working and living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

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