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Lecturer /Associate Professor/Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Joint School of Southwest Jiaotong University - University of Leeds

(Full time, fixed term for four years) 

The SWJTU-Leeds Joint School is a new joint venture between Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) and the University of Leeds (UoL). The Joint School in Chengdu will award dual degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering with Transport and Computer Science. The programmes are jointly taught 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 natural sciences, engineering and technology. 

The Joint School invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Associate professor/Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. 

The field of this position addresses RF and microwave engineering, communications theory and systems, as well as high frequency electronics. 

The successful applicant may be appointed to a Lecturer /Associate professor /Professor, depending on his or her qualifications and career stage. The initial duration of this appointment is four years. It is possible to continue beyond this point. 

The appointee will teach in the above mentioned areas, in the Joint School, located in Chengdu, China. Holding a PhD in Electrical-, Electronic Engineering or similar, the appointee shall have excellent English language communication skills, and enthusiasm to teach at undergraduate level, with the potential to initiate, develop, and deliver high quality teaching, in English.  Experience of teaching at undergraduate level is essential. High-level qualification in scientific research is expected along with capability to carry out research-based teaching. 

The appointee will also have the opportunity to engage actively in research of relevant areas. The research activities will be based in but not restrict to the School of Electrical Engineering. It is possible to have an adjunct professorship dependent on the capacity of the appointee. 

The application should, include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation (including the name and contact details of the current/latest employer), and must reach SWJTU by the closing date of the advertised post at  

Salary: Competitive salary – 250,000-300,000rmb for the post of Lecturers
Competitive salary – 300,000-400,000rmb 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: 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: (TBD)

Interviews are expected to be held on (TBD)

Job Description 

Responsible to: Southwest Jiaotong University 

Reports to: Programme director and co-director 

Job Summary 

Main purpose of the job: To conduct teaching(including labs) and research in the SWJTU-Leeds Joint School 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 


Teaching and research mainly in the areas of but not restrict to: RF and microwave engineering,communications theory and systems, as well as high frequency electronics. 

For appointment as a Lecturer: to support labs and development of curriculum 

For appointment as an Associate Professor: to support labs and development of curriculum, to win research funding and supervise theses 

For appointment as a Professor: to support labs and development of curriculum, to win research funding and supervise theses, and to provide academic leadership through international cooperation, planning and development of disciplines. 

Person Specification 

Essential: Experience in teaching in an English language background, sounding research experience 

Desirable: Teamwork, Working experience in a multi-cultural environment, Experience in international cooperation 

Further information about the Joint School 

University of Leeds – Southwest Jiaotong University Joint School 

The University of Leeds and Southwest Jiaotong University have excellent reputations in delivering the highest-quality teaching and research across the breadth of engineering. 

The Joint School brings together the expertise of these two leading institutions to provide high achieving students in China with the opportunity to benefit from an outstanding education and an exceptional student experience. 

The following undergraduate degree programmes will be offered by the Joint School for entry in September 2016: 

  • BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BEng in Civil and Transport Engineering 

Research is at the heart of the Joint School’s learning and teaching. This is reflected in the content of the lectures and seminars, with students learning about the latest developments within their chosen subject. 

Each programme will equip students with the necessary skills to succeed within industry, including; design, problem solving, engineering ethics, numeracy and analysis skills, together with ‘transferable skills’, such as communication and team working.

Each student will benefit from the integrated style of learning and teaching. Laboratory classes and project work provide the opportunity to be hands-on, gaining valuable experience in investigating and applying material from lectures to real-life situations. 

Students will be taught by highly respected academics that are experts in their fields. One third of teaching will be delivered by academics from the University of Leeds, typically carried out in short intensive blocks, with the remaining two thirds of the programme delivered by academic staff from Southwest Jiaotong University and the Joint School. 

The University of Leeds will oversee the delivery of the programme, ensuring students at the Joint School benefit from an exceptional student experience that is similar to the experience of a student at the University of Leeds. 

Programme structure
During the first year of study, students will undertake modules in English, Mathematics and Physics, giving a foundation that allows students to progress to the second year of their programme. Students will be taught in English throughout the length of the degree and will follow the syllabus of the corresponding course taught at the University of Leeds. 

Students undertaking the dual programme have the option to study four years at the Joint School or two years at the Joint School followed by two years at the University of Leedsor three years at the Joint School followed by one year at the University of Leeds. Whichever option students decide upon, graduates will still gain a degree from the University of Leeds and a degree from Southwest Jiaotong University. 

Location: Chengdu - China
Salary: ¥250,000 to ¥400,000
£27,915.50 to £44,664.80 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd October 2018
Expires: 22nd December 2018
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