XJTLU

Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor in China Studies

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Department of China Studies

Academic Discipline: Social Sciences, Sociology, Politics, Geography, China Studies

Contract Type: Full time, 3-year contract (renewable) and 3rd contract is open-ended 

University and Department 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 Description:

The Department of China Studies is an integral part of Humanities and Social Sciences School. It is a unique composition of committed teachers and researchers that dedicate their efforts to developing teaching programmes and high-quality research. As the academic staff come from all over the world, the Department offers a variety of approaches in teaching and a comprehensive research agenda. All staff members are by default bilingual (English – Chinese), and research and publish in their own discipline, as well as in the field of China studies. Academic activities of the Department focus on three areas: China’s history, language and culture; society and politics; and economy and business development. As an education unit, the Department offers undergraduate (BA), and postgraduate (MA and PhD) programmes in China Studies. The language of instruction is English, and all the programmes are open to both Chinese and international students. The Department also offers a one-year Diploma in China Studies for visiting international students and has an active outreach educational programme for staff at XJTLU and the wider community. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Department seeks to appoint one Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor in China Studies. The successful appointee should be an expert in Chinese political economy. He or she will be expected to deliver modules of China’s Economy, China’s Regional Development, as well as Doing Business in China; to supervise Master’s and PhD students; to contribute to the curriculum development; to undertake research in his/her area of specialization on both individual and group projects, and to be actively engaged in the publication of the research; and to participate in the administration and development of the Department of China Studies, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, or the University.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Senior Associate Professor

PhD in Sociology, Geography, Political Economy, China Studies or related field. Ability to conduct sustained, high quality research activity. Evidence of international recognition in the research subject area. Strong organizational skills in learning and teaching, research and management. Evidence of substantive beneficial internationalization activity with measurable outcomes. Evidence of external recognition for teaching and assessment. Excellent language skills in both English and Chinese.  

  • Associate Professor

PhD in Sociology, Geography, Political Economy, China Studies or related field. Ability to conduct high quality research activity as evidenced for example by publication in international peer reviewed journals, research grant income, and supervision of doctoral students to completion. Good organizational capacity. Evidence of international recognition in the research subject area. Evidence of external recognition for teaching and assessment. Excellent language skills in both English and Chinese.   

  • Assistant Professor

PhD in Sociology, Geography, Political Economy, China Studies or related field. Good quality research activity, as evidenced for example by peer reviewed publication, grant income. Capacity of delivering high quality, effective teaching in English. Good language skills in both English and Chinese. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues. 

  • Lecturer

PhD in Sociology, Geography, Political Economy, China Studies or related field. Satisfactory quality research activity. Capacity of delivering good quality, effective teaching in English. Good language skills in both English and Chinese. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues. 

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Senior Associate Professor

Distinguished academic leadership within the subject area at an international level. Considerable leadership and management experience, including the effective management and use of resources. Capacity and willingness to assume major leadership roles within the University. 

  • Associate Professor

Strong organizational skills in learning and teaching, research and management. Evidence of substantive beneficial internationalization activity with measurable outcomes. 

  • Assistant Professor

Willingness to engage in academic management. Evidence of international recognition in the research subject area. 

  • Lecturer

Good quality research activity, as evidenced for example by peer reviewed publication, grant income. 

Compensation Package:

Range of Annual Base Pay:

Lecturer:  280k-320k RMB

Assistant Professor: 360k-400k RMB

Associate Professor: 450k-490k RMB

Senior Associate Professor: 540k-580k RMB 

Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s education, 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 a work visa in the P.R. China.

To Apply: 

Please submit your applications online. Please click 'Apply' for more information.

Job ID: 2794

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:

  • A cover letter
  • A current CV, including country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  • Contact details for three references

An interview for shortlisted candidates will be held in August 2022. For general enquiries, please email Head of Department of China Studies, Dr. Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen at CHUN-FUNG.CHEN@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the HR Recruiting Team at Wenyu.Pu@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.