Lecturer/Associate Professor

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Applications are invited for a Lecturer / Associate Professor position in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). The successful applicant will have, or expect shortly to receive, a PhD, or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Expertise for teaching and research is required in financial computing, social computing, artificial intelligence as well as general areas of computer science (e.g. programming, databases, networking and operating systems). Applicants will have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Candidates for the position of Associate Professor should also have strong experience in teaching and academic supervision, an international research profile in their field and a successful record of research funding. Experience in curriculum development would be advantageous. The successful candidate will teach typically two modules per year (i.e. one module per semester) and engage actively in research in addition to administrative responsibilities.

Established in 2006, XJTLU is a unique collaborative institution, the first university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. With the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010, the University now has over 10,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of PhD student numbers on campus.

CSSE aims to provide its students with a solid theoretical foundation which is coupled with strong emphasis on practical applications and implications. The academic members are actively engaged in research of international quality. The Department has been successful in attracting funding from local, provincial, national and international funding bodies. It currently offers two undergraduate programmes: 1) BEng Computer Science and Technology, and 2) BSc Information and Computing Science, and contributes significantly to three further undergraduate programmes: 1) BSc Information Management and Information Systems, 2) BEng Digital Multimedia Technology, and 3) BSc Bioinformatics. Its postgraduate provision includes: 1) MSc Applied Informatics, 2) MRes Computer Science, 3) MSc Financial Computing, and 4) MSc Social Computing. The Department currently has around 800 undergraduate, 58 masters and 26 PhD students 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 now the seventh largest concentration of economic activity among Chinese cities in terms of GDP ($222 billion in 2014 / $233 billion in 2016). 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 position 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://job.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 applying for (i.e. Lecturer or Associate Professor) and quote reference 995407.

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

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