XJTLU

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Pure Mathematics

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – School of Science

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW:

Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

The Department of Applied Mathematics invites applications for the positions of Lecturer/Assistant Professor. Our international department has academic staff actively engaged in research in the analysis of differential equations, numerical analysis, optimisation, operational research as well as their applications. We seek individuals with a PhD in mathematics who will make a strong contribution to the research output of the department.

Successful candidates will show commitment to a high standard of teaching at all levels. The department is involved in the delivery of three four-year undergraduate mathematics programmes as well as the provision of service teaching for other programmes within the university. At the postgraduate level, we offer a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Conduct high-quality research, leading to publications in top journals.
  • Actively attract external research funding.
  • Supervise PhD students and undergraduate student projects.
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in English.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the department and school.
  • Typical workload balance research:teaching:service is 40:40:20

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

We are looking for future colleagues able to collaborate with others, with an active attitude for research, passionate about mathematics and able to conduct their academic duties in English.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • A PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
  • Ideally two years of full time postdoctoral experience. This requirement could be relaxed for the Lecturer position.
  • International experience in higher education.
  • Fluency in English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in conducting research supported by national level research funds.
  • Experience in academic programme design and development.
  • Experience in supervision of students projects. 

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

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 65 may be not eligible for PRC work visa. 

TO APPLY:

Please use the following link to submit your application, here.

A complete application package must include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV, including country of citizenship
  • Contact information for three references 

All applications should be received by the closing date. 

For questions or inquiries about the position, please contact Head of Department of Applied  Mathematics, Dr. Alejandro Vidal-Lopez at Alejandro.Vidal@xjtlu.edu.cn

For general enquiries, please email the HR Team at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID (2261) in your enquiry.