Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Department of Applied Mathematics

SCHOOL: School of Science

DEPARTMENT: Department of Applied Mathematics


SALARY: Salary and benefits packages are competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.

CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time, 3-year contract (renewable) where the 3rd contract is open-ended.

ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 30th June 2022. Initial review of applications will begin on 1st May 2022 and continue until positions are filled.


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


The Department of Applied Mathematics invites applications for the position of Associate Professor/Senior Associate 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 an individual with a PhD in mathematics who will make a strong contribution to the research output of the department.

The successful candidate 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.


  • 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


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.


  • A PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
  • Ideally a minimum of eight years of full time academic experience and excellence in academic achievements.
  • Broad international experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrable experience in curriculum development.
  • Extensive experience in supervision of undergraduate and master students.
  • Fluency in English.


  • Experience in conducting research supported by international level research funds.
  • Experience in academic programme design.
  • Experience in supervision of PhD students.


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.


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 submit your application online. Please click the above 'Apply' button to access.

A complete application package must include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV, including and 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 HRBP at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID (2708) in your enquiry.