Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Applied Linguistics
School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Position: Faculty [Open Rank]
Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended
In 2006 Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was created by the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University – a top ten university in China. Offering a unique international education experience, XJTLU brings together excellent research practice and expertise from both institutions and gives students the skills and knowledge they need to secure careers in a global marketplace. XJTLU now has over 25,000 enrolled students in both Suzhou and Liverpool in the UK, with plans to grow to about 28,000 students by 2025. There are currently about 2,000 staff, among which about 1,000 academic staff, with an almost even split between citizens of the People’s Republic of China and international passport holders. XJTLU offers our undergraduates and postgraduates over 100 programmes with a diverse spectrum of courses.
XJTLU is entering a new and exciting phase of its development as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. Adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of Syntegrative Education (SE), XJTLU is currently opening a new Entrepreneurial Education site in Taicang, part of wider Suzhou, where the Entrepreneur College (Taicang) is located. The Taicang site will be a pioneer of, and educational model for, the future campus in addressing challenges arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Other new initiatives include new working partnerships with Xi’an Jiaotong University, the continued development of the four new Academies, and exploration of further potential locations to develop the SE model.
With a focus on innovative learning and teaching, and research, XJTLU draws on the strengths of its parent universities, and plays a pivotal role in facilitating access to China for UK and other institutional partners. At same time, XJTLU is exploring future education by blending the educational theory, best practice and culture from west and east.
For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn.
ABOUT DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS
The Department of Applied Linguistics is a research-intensive environment with two MA programmes: the MA in TESOL and MA in Applied Linguistics (with a Specialisation in Multilingualism), which also contributes a Linguistics pathway on four UG programmes. We are also currently developing an Applied Linguistics Research Laboratory, for Psycholinguistic and Phonetic research, with eye tracking technology.
Linguistics at XJTLU is a rapidly expanding area. We are seeking Assistant/Associate/Senior Professor with excellent research, teaching, and supervision qualifications who will contribute to the department’s research profile. The research area is left open, but applicants who can complement our existing strengths are particularly welcome. We welcome applications from candidates interested in interdisciplinarity and collaboration within the Department and School. Please see https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/study/departments/academic-departments/department-of-applied-linguistics/ for details of our existing colleagues and research strengths, which include TESOL, Sociolinguistics, Bi/Multilingualism, Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, and Psycholinguistics, Language and Globalisation.
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the department’s research profile and should have an excellent track record of publication in their research area, appropriate to their stage of career. An ability and willingness to contribute to or lead collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects would be a strong advantage.
In terms of teaching, the successful candidate must be able to contribute widely to the MA in Applied Linguistics (Multilingualism), including in least four of the following:
For Multilingualism: Introduction to multilingualism, Multilingualism in society, The politics of language in a globalized world, Multilingual education and multilingual literacies, Language, globalization and mobility, Current Issues in multilingualism research.
A contribution to academic administration will also be expected.
Staff typically teach 1-1.5module(s) per semester, depending on student numbers. The typical contact hours are around 6 hours per week.
Further information on the School, University, and Suzhou may be found at the university website: http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn
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.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
SALARY: Competitive salary in the market
1. Allowance: XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances as
2. Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU staff and family members. (details refer to the University Policy)
3. Paid holidays:Statutory Holidays (11 days)
4. Working visa and residence permit in China:
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application on our university website, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.
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
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department Dr. Penelope Scott at Penelope.Scott@xjtlu.edu.cn.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn.
Please quote the position and JR 3103 in your enquiry.
|Location:||Suzhou - China|
|Salary:||Competitive salary in the market|
|Placed On:||6th December 2022|
|Closes:||2nd January 2023|
|Job Ref:||JR 3103|