Faculty in Civil Engineering - Construction Management

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Civil Engineering

School: Design School

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

Position Open Date: 20th September 2022

Advertisement Closing Date: 31st December 2022

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 

Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Engage actively in the learning and teaching activities within related programmes;
  • Engage actively in and sustain research activities as evidenced at the international level, for example, by publication in international peer-reviewed journals with high impact factors, strategic research collaboration and grant income.
  • Be responsible for the full engagement with the School and University’s strategies and policies relating to learning and teaching, participate in the management of learning and teaching within the Department, School, and/or University, initiation or significant development of a programme, curricula and/or assessment practices;
  • Normally have learning and teaching experience or relevant learning and teaching qualification, for example, through completion of a recognised qualification in the practice of learning and teaching at the higher education level. 
  • Deliver high quality and effective teaching, as evidenced, for example, by peers, students and external examiners; Demonstrate evidence of external recognition for excellent teaching and assessment; 

Qualification and Personal Attributes 

The candidate has to be a strong team player and self-motivated individual with good interpersonal and relationship-building skills and high standards of professionalism. The post holder should also have a good research record, promote and deliver high-quality teaching and research, and have the skills to develop research links with external organisations. The post holder will be expected to enhance XJTLU’s excellence in research and teaching in material science and engineering with a strong focus on analytical and characterization techniques. Applicants in related areas of construction management and sustainable construction are encouraged to apply

  • Have a PhD degree and extensive experience in construction management background and research;
  • Appropriate research experience for the corresponding academic position;
  • Track record of successful peer-reviewed research funding applications;
  • Have teaching experience in undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses;
  • Fluency in English.

Desirable Competencies and Skills 

  • A track record of both high quality and impact research and successful academic management;
  • Substantial learning and teaching experience in higher education, at both undergraduate and postgraduate programme levels;
  • Professional qualification and membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or Institution of Structural Engineers (IstructE) or other equivalent Professional Engineer qualifications.

Compensation Package 

Members of Academic Staff receive generous subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s education, and medical insurance. A relocation allowance is provided. Non-Chinese passport holders may qualify for multi-year income tax “holidays”, depending on nationality and tax residency.

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 that candidates over 65 may not be eligible for a work visa in P.R. China.

To Apply 

Please submit your application on by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.

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

  • A cover letter 
  • A current CV, including country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  • Contact Details for Three References 

For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department, Dr. Jun Xia at Jun.Xia@xjtlu.edu.cn   . Informal enquiries may be addressed to HRBP for Design School, Ms. Xinyun Yang at Xinyun.Yang@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.