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Lecturers: 3 Roles - Computational Chemistry, Computational Engineering and Computational Mathematic

University of Leicester - College of Science and Engineering

Location: Leicester
Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 p.a. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th September 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: 3983

Expected start date in early 2022

Hours per week: 37.5

The University of Leicester is seeking to employ three lecturers to be based at the Leicester International Institute (DLI) on the Panjin campus of Dalian University of Technology in China. There will be one appointment in each of the following areas:  Computational Chemistry, Computational Engineering and Computational Mathematics. DLI was jointly established by the University of Leicester and Dalian University of Technology in 2017. It has undergraduate degree programmes in Chemistry, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, with 1000 students in total. You will undertake teaching, research and administrative duties based at DLI. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of undergraduate teaching alongside colleagues based in the UK, who will make frequent trips to the DLI to teach. You will ensure the very best learning experience for the students, whilst supporting the DLI to enhance its international reputation.  You will also establish a sound scientific research base of high quality, making an impact at the international level. Research relevant to energy and environmental issues will be encouraged.  

As an institution committed to the welfare of it's staff, you will receive free accommodation during your time in China, full support when applying for your work permit and when dealing with the Chinese tax and social insurance authorities. Health insurance will also be provided. 

For detailed information about the Leicester International Institute (DLI), please follow the respective link below:

For detailed information about the College of Science and Engineering and each of the three schools at the University of Leicester, please follow the respective link below:

About you

With a PhD in a relevant area, you should have a strong research track record in computational chemistry, engineering or mathematics. Previous experience in teaching would be an advantage. The teaching medium of the DLI is English so the ability to read and speak Chinese is not required but would be useful. We are looking for independent starters who have a passion for research and teaching, motivated by providing the very best experience to our students and becoming an internationally leading researcher in your field.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Jingzhe Pan, the Dean of DLI at

The interview dates are likely to be in the week beginning 22nd November or the week beginning 29th November.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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