Associate Professor in English Literature and Linguistics

Xi'an Jiaotong University – School of Foreign Studies

Foreign language education at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) started just one year after the university was founded in 1896 as Nan Yang College in Shanghai. Today, the School of Foreign Studies (SFS) at XJTU boasts a group of brilliant and talented faculty who actively engaged in a wide range of research fields in linguistics and TESOL, and dedicatedly involved themselves in teaching. SFS offers BA programs to English, Japanese, and French majors and minors; MA programs in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, English Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, and Master of Translation and Interpretation (MTI) programs for English and Japanese master candidates. What’s more, SFS is also responsible for designing and delivering a diverse range of foreign language related courses to all undergraduate and graduate students at XJTU. From the year 2013, SFS starts a Ph.D. program in Systemics of Language and Culture. 

Qualifications Required

  • A doctorate from a well-known university or institution;
  • Outstanding in the related field(s) and with a potential to play a core role in academic research: 4 research articles, as the first author, with 1 of them on an SCI/SSCI-indexed journal.

The requirements for paper can be flexible if the candidate graduated from a top 100 university or a discipline according to QS ranking.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To teach a course with a load of at least 200 annual teaching hours and favorable teaching feedback; 100 teaching hours can be substituted for by 1 article on an SCI/SSCI-indexed journal;
  • To supervise 1 international cooperation project as the project leader; if no projects are finalized, 1 more research article on an SCI/SSCI-indexed journal is required;
  • To publish, as the first author, 1 article on an SCI/SSCI-indexed journal or 4 articles on the important academic journals of the foreign languages and literature; one research article on an important academic journal can be substituted for by an article published on international academic conference of Class A;
  • To join in an academic team, and to offer assistance in international academic cooperation and exchange.
  • Employment Period 3 years.

 Compensation and Benefits:

  • Yearly salary: Approximately 180000.00 Yuan RMB. The salary is before taxes.
  • Household allowance 60000.00 Yuan RMB
  • A free round-trip ticket
  • Medical insurance.

About Xi’an:

Xi'an, historically named Chang’an (meaning “lasting peace”), is the biggest city in northwest China. Since BC1134, thirteen of China’s historical dynasties have ever founded their capitals here, including the West Zhou, Qin, West Han, Tang, etc., which totals to more than 1,000 years. Xi’an is now internationally renowned for remarkable historic sites, such as the word-famous Terra Cotta Warriors, the well-known starting point of “Silk Road”, the 1,000-year-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the largest as well as the best-protected ancient city wall exists in the world today.

How to apply:

  • An updated CV/resume in MS Word or PDF version.
  • A diploma awarded for highest degree attained.
  • A 15-minute teaching video.

Please email to Chen Libin at directly.

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