Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Department of Chemistry


ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Any area of Chemistry; department focusses on advanced energy materials and medicinal organic chemistry

ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 30th December 2022, however hiring will continue until the positions are filled.

CONTRACT TYPE: full-time, 3-year contract (renewable) and 3rd contract is open-ended 


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 chemistry Department was first established in 2010. The Department currently delivers one undergraduate BSc programme in ‘Applied Chemistry’ and one Master programme ‘MRes in Advanced Chemistry’. In 2017 our BSc in Applied Chemistry programme was accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the first RSC accreditation of its kind in China. 


We are looking for future colleagues who can:

  1. conduct high-quality research, as shown by publications in leading journals,
  2. actively attract internal and external research funding,
  3. supervise PhD students and undergraduate students,
  4. teach undergraduate and postgraduate students,
  5. provide administrative service to the department and university committees,
  6. teach in the areas of chemistry in line with our programme. 



Preference will be given to applicants who have shown outstanding promise in research and teaching. It is important to note that a successful applicant must be able to teach in English as XJTLU’s working and instructional language is English.


  1. A PhD degree in Chemistry.
  2. Two years of postdoctoral experience and preferably a demonstrable teaching experience
  3. Ability to teach in an area in line with our programme


  1. Experience in conducting research supported by national level research funds.
  2. Experience in academic programme design and development.
  3. Experience in design and implementation of digital and internet education.


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. 


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 that applicants over 65 may be not eligible for PRC work visa. 


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

  1. A cover letter
  2. A current CV, including country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  3. Contact details for 3 referees

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above. Informal enquiries about the positions and the department may be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr. Graham Dawson (Email: Graham.Dawson@xjtlu.edu.cn). Other informal enquiries may be addressed to the Recruiting Team at Lidan.Yang@xjtlu.edu.cn Please quote the position and job ID (2740) in your enquiry.