|Location:||Suzhou - China|
|Placed On:||25th December 2022|
|Expires:||24th February 2023|
SCHOOL: School of Languages
DEPARTMENT: Japanese Division of Modern Languages Centre
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Japanese Language Teaching
POSITION TITLE: Faculty in Japanese
LOCATION: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
POSITION OPEN DATE: 1st September 2022
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term, renewable. 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
About SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES
The School of Language is a growing, dynamic and international centre, currently with over 200 full-time teaching staff from twelve different countries. We are involved in the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and Modern Languages (currently Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese).
Both the centre and the wider university have a strong commitment to the professional development of School of Language teaching staff. At the university
level, new staff are enrolled free-of-charge on a University of Liverpool postgraduate certificate programme, completion of which leads to fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA). The School of Language also holds regular professional development events and training days. While the School of Language is a teaching centre, with no specific research remit, some funding is available for staff to present at conferences that are relevant to the work of the centre, provided that this does not interfere with teaching duties.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Applications are invited for Japanese language teaching positions in the School of Language at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Candidates are sought as soon thereafter as possible. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.
There will be opportunities for Japanese language lecturer to be involved in a range of different types of delivery, including:
As we expand the Japanese language offering at XJTLU we would also look to offer the following in future:
There will also be the opportunity for a member of the Japanese teaching team to take on a managerial role with responsibility for the coordination and leadership of the Japanese teaching programmes. Additionally, there are opportunities for all staff to develop their careers by taking on wider managerial and administrative roles, as well as by contributing to both School of Language and university-level committees. All managerial, administrative and committee roles are appointed to on a fixed-term basis, thus providing all staff members with a range of options to take on responsibilities in areas that interest them.
Successful applicants should be educated to Master’s degree level in a relevant area (e.g. Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language), and should have at least two years of post-master’s relevant teaching experience, preferably at university level. Additionally, applicants should have a good standard of written and spoken English, as this is the working language of the university.
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from teachers with experience of communication-focused learning/teaching, using highly interactive textbooks or materials. Applicants who can demonstrate an interest in the following areas: Technology enhanced learning; Assessment, syllabus and materials design; Student-centred learning; Autonomous learning are also particularly welcome. Having been involved in establishing Japanese programmes at an early stage of their development is an advantage.
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 60 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:
4. Working visa and residence permit in China:
XJTLU sponsors working visa and residence permit in China for the staff.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application on our university website (search ‘Language Lecturer in Japanese’)]. Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Japanese Division at Mika.Takewa@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry. For specific enquiries relating to online application, please email HRBP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about working & living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china
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