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Professor/ Associate Professor/Lecturer in Mathematics (with Statistics)

Jinan University - University of Birmingham Joint Institute

Location: Panyu Campus, Jinan University, Guangzhou

Brief introduction of J-BJI:

Jinan University, established in 1906, located in the historical and modern city of Guangzhou, is a leading Chinese university, and one of the ‘211 Project’ universities in China.  We have an international outloook and over 50,000 students. Seven subject areas at Jinan University are ranked in the top 1% on the ESI(Essential Science Indicators) ranking scale. These seven subject area are evaluated highly by The Ministry of Education ranks Jinan’s  Applied Economics at 5th place and Statistics at 8th in the national ranking.

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is a founding member of both the ‘Russell Group’ of British research universities and the International Network of Research Universities, ‘Universitas 21’.

Jinan University-University of Birmingham Joint Institute at Jinan University is a ‘Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools’ organization approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2016. Currently, JNU-UoB offers four undergraduate programs: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Information and Computing Science, Statistics with Economics, and Economics. The four programs offered by the Joint Institute focus on integrating fundamental knowledge with application, aiming to cultivate mathematical and economic professionals in cross-disciplinarity and excellence in the fields of social science and natural science. The primary aim of these programs is to cultivate high-level talents who are equipped with solid mathematical skills, global vision, strong competitiveness in innovative capability, and foreign language proficiency. The four programs put different emphases respectively on applied mathematics, computing method and program design, statistics, and economics and finance.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced program leader for one of the four programs (at the rank of Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor). The Joint Institute welcomes high caliber faculty of diverse background from around the world to join us in establishing a top-tier Joint Institute in China.

Requirements:

Professor/ Associate Professor Level

  1. Currently working in internationally renowned universities or research institutes, with the academic title of Associate Professor or above;
  2. Meet one of the following conditions:
    a. Head of National Science and Technology Major Project or Social Science Major Project
    b. Has published more than 3 academic papers in authoritative journals of the discipline as the first or corresponding author
    c. Has published at least 1 academic paper with at least 50 citations in SCI, EI, SSCI or A&HCI as the first or corresponding author;
    d. Other qualifications similar to the above.

Lecturer Level

  1. PhD degree in relevant field
  2. Overseas Education Background
  3. Competency in using English as the teaching medium
  4. Meet one of the following conditions in the past five years
    a) At least one academic paper in an internationally recognized Journal in relevant field or at least one paper in journals with influence factor over 10
    b) At least two academic papers published in authoritative journals of relevant field as the first or corresponding author;
    c) At least one academic paper published with at least 30 citations in SCI, EI, SSCI or A&HCI as the first or corresponding author;
    d) Other qualifications similar to the above.

Responsibilities

Professor/ Associate Professor

You are a student-centered, forward-thinking academic leader, innovator, and administrator. You embody and espouse Jinan University – University of Birmingham Joint Institute’s values of interdisciplinary collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. You have had success leading and inspiring change, managing complex projects, and driving large-scale academic growth initiatives within multi-stakeholder environments. Your facilitative and diplomatic style has earned you the respect of your peers and partners, as has your ability to engage students, faculty, staff, and a diverse group of stakeholders and community leaders in driving an academic mission of excellence.

You would need to ensure that a lens of academic excellence and the student experience is driving all decision-making related to planning, budgeting, resource allocation, design, programming, etc. You will work with the senior management team in framing the governance and management structures and administrative services to support the academic mission.

Lecturer

  1. Deliver lectures, seminars, and tutorials
  2. Provide guidance on students’ academic writing and projects
  3. Prepare and develop teaching materials
  4. Participate in various committees and boards
  5. Prepare required documentation for grading and reporting on student progress
  6. Act as marker and second marker or internal moderator for student assignments and projects
  7. Participate in school projects and functions, accreditation, validation, moderation, staff development workshops, seminars and conferences, where necessary.

Salary and Fringe Benefits:

Professor/ Associate Professor

  1. Annual salary will be up to RMB 600,000-800,000 (tax included)
  2. Child or Children (under the age of 18) attending school will be assisted during the contract period;
  3. Research funding and accommodation allowance will be provided according to the regulations of Jinan University;
  4. Medical care and Commercial Insurance on Life and Accident will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable to the PRC;
  5. Round-trip international airfare from home country to Guangzhou will be provided for the appointee him or herself per year.

Lecturer

  1. Annual salary will be up to RMB 300,000-400,000 (tax included)
  2. Child or Children (under the age of 18) attending school will be assisted during the contract period;
  3. Research fund and residing allowance will be provided according to the regulations of Jinan University;
  4. Medical care and Commercial Insurance on Life and Accident will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable to the PRC;
  5. Round-trip international airfare from home country to Guangzhou will be provided for the appointee himself or herself per year.

Application Procedure 

Please send your full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, recent teaching-related information such as teaching evaluations, and at least three references by email to birmingham@jnu.edu.cn before June 15th, 2019.

For further information, please contact at birmingham@jnu.edu.cn.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Location: Guangzhou - China
Salary: Up to ¥800,000
Up to £89,329.60 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd April 2019
Closes: 15th June 2019
   
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