SCHOOL: School of Robotics/Internet of Things/ Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem
POSITION TITLE: Dean of School
LOCATION: Taicang Campus
SALARY: Internationally competitive
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: Open until filled; however, applications received by 31 January 2020 at 12 pm (GMT +8) will be given first consideration
JOB ID: 996008
CONTRACT TYPE: full-time
UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is China’s leading Joint Venture university. Founded in 2006, it now has almost 15,000 students in China; and another 3,500 in Liverpool completing degrees. It plans to grow to about 27,000 students by 2025. The strengths of the university are in Science and Technology, as well as some professional subjects like Architecture and Business. There are currently 865 academic staff, about half of whom are not citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The language of instruction, committees, and administrative work at XJTLU is English.
XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), 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, including nearby Shanghai. SIP is a significant growth zone, including operations run by more than 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 been on the receiving end of both private and public investments into innovation and R&D.
About the Taicang site
XJTLU is building a new teaching site in Taicang, with the collaboration of the Taicang Municipal Government and industry partners, as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. Taicang is a county-level city in Greater Suzhou. The Taicang site will be a pioneer of, and educational model for, the future campus in developing talents and leaders to meet local, national, and global challenges from the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The Taicang site programmes are adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of Syntegrative Education (SE). SE is a new model that has been developed by XJTLU to address future challenges from the 4th Industrial Revolution, and is a core part of the university’s strategy for the next ten year development that stresses innovation and entrepreneurship. SE aims at training syntegrative leaders with Management skills, International perspective, Discipline-specific knowledge, and adaptability in Industry (MIDI).
The XJTLU Taicang site is directed by a Leadership team comprised of the Taicang Principal, Taicang Associate Principal, Chief Operating Officer, School Deans and Director of the Learning Mall. The Taicang Leadership Team reports through its Principal to the Executive President, who heads the Senior Management Team of XJTLU.
About the School
There are in total 6 – 10 industry-themed Schools in the XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang campus). The partnership between XJTLU and the industry partner is non-exclusive. Each school consists of an Education, Research and Development Institute (“ERDI”) for teaching and university-business research collaboration, a professional services centre supporting daily activities of students, staff, and business partners, and a School Affiliated Company jointly established by XJTLU and the School’s industry partner for practical on-the-job learning and teaching.
The governance and management of the School is through a School Council, in accordance with the Charter of Taicang Site Schools and the Articles of Association of XJTLU. The School Council is chaired by the Taicang Principal, and other members include: the Associate Principal of Taicang, Chief Operating Officer of Taicang; a representative of the Industry Partner; the Dean of the School, the Chair of the School’s Steering Committee, and the Chair of the Board of Directors of the School Affiliated Company. The School Council reports to the Taicang Leadership Team. The Dean oversees the School Management Team.
About the School of Robotics and its founding Partner
The School of Robotics has been developed by XJTLU Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as well as an industry partner – Siasun, to deliver industry-themed programme(s). The first degree programme that the School has launched for the Academic Year 2019/2020 is BEng Intelligent Robotics Engineering.
The founding partner in collaboration with XJTLU to co-develop the School of Robotics is SIASUN.
Siasun is the international headquarter of Siasun Robot & Automation Co., Ltd. in Shanghai. It is committed to creating a leading-edge international, innovative and platform-based for the industry of robots. The main businesses of Saisun include intelligent robots, intelligent manufacturing, and industry incubating. More information please see www.siasun-in.com/.
About the School of Internet of Things and its founding Partner
The School of Internet of Things has been jointly developed by the Departments of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science and Software Engineering, as well as an industry partner – Eolane, to deliver industry-themed programme(s). The first degree programme that the School has launched for the Academic Year 2019/2020 is BEng Internet of Things Engineering.
The founding partner in collaboration with XJTLU to co-develop the School of Internet of Things is EOLANE CHINA.
Eolane Group is a leading French professional in electronic manufacturing services and original design manufacturing services, focusing on industrial control, medical, automotive, new energy, railway, defense, aerospace, IoT and other industrial fields. More information please see http://www.eolane.cn/.
About the School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem and its founding Partner
The School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem has been jointly developed by the Departments of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science and Software Engineering, as well as an industry partner – Haier, to deliver industry-themed programme(s). The first degree programme that the School has launched for the Academic Year 2019/2020 is BEng Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering.
The founding partner in collaboration with XJTLU to co-develop the School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem is HAIER GROUP.
Haier Group is a leading global provider of better-life solutions. In the process of continuous entrepreneurial innovation, Haier has transformed from a traditional manufacturing enterprise into a win-win IoT community ecology, leading global companies to take the lead in detonating the Internet of Things economy. More information please see http://www.haier.net/en/
Key Responsibilities of the Post
The Dean will be in charge of:
Salary is by negotiation and will be internationally competitive. There is a generous benefit-package including subsidies towards the costs of housing, travel, and children’s education, as well as the provision of insurance. There is also an allowance for the costs of relocation.
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 65 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.
Please visit our website at https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/about/job-opportunity/ to submit an online application. You will be asked to upload your CV and covering letter (in English) outlining your interest in the position, and complete an Applicant Information Form and Equal Opportunities Form.
Applications should be received by the closing date stated above.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Associate Principal, Professor Stuart Perrin (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Location:||Taicang - China|
|Placed On:||10th February 2020|
|Expires:||9th April 2020|
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