DEPARTMENT: Civil Engineering
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Civil Engineering
POSITION TITLE: Associate Professor
LOCATION: Suzhou Campus
SALARY: 33,726-36,377RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 39,867RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)
POSITION OPEN DATE: 12/11/2019
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 28/02/2020
CONTRACT TYPE: Full Time
UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution and the first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for all programmes. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The University now has almost 15,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of PhD student numbers on campus.
XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Suzhou has been ranked the 74th most liveable city in the 2018 Global Liveability Index. Additionally, it is well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP, and the SIP has a higher GDP per capita than the UK. 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 annually. 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 is a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools.
The Department of Civil Engineering aims to provide professional academic training of JBM accredited degree courses, which focus on the core subjects of structures, hydraulics, geotechnics, materials, surveying and project management. The Department is continuously developing research areas in the sustainable development of Civil Engineering. The Department currently offers two BEng undergraduate degree programme in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering and two MSc degree programmes in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Construction. The Department also operates a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) programme, where Ph.D. students are supervised by faculty members in their specialty areas.
The Department welcomes applications in all areas of Civil Engineering for the position of Associate Professor.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Main Responsibility and Accountability
The candidate has to be a strong team player and self-motivated individual with good interpersonal and relationship building skills and high standards of professionalism. The post holder should also have a good research record, an international research profile, promoting and delivering high quality teaching and research as well as the skills to develop research links with external organisations. The post holder will be expected to enhance XJTLU’s excellence in research and teaching in the area of civil engineering.
Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s educational, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances.
CITIZENSHIP AND VISA REGULATIONS:
Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas. Please be advised candidates over 55 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.
Please send your application to AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. In the subject line write the Position you are applying for and quote the job ID number for reference.
Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:
Applications should be received by the closing date stated above.
Informal enquiries about the positions and the department may be addressed to Head of the Department, Dr. Konstantinos Papadikis at Konstantinos.Papadikis@xjtlu.edu.cn.
Other informal enquiries may be addressed to the Staff Management Team at AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.
|Location:||Suzhou - China|
£3,851.51 to £4,154.25 converted salary* per month (with the opportunity to go to 39,867RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)
|Placed On:||12th November 2019|
|Closes:||28th February 2020|
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