Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Industrial Design
School: Design School
Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended
Advertisement Closing Date: 30th June 2023
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 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The Department of Industrial Design at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University was established in 2013 with the aim of training a new generation of industrial and product designers able to tackle the challenges associated with China's ongoing social, cultural, and economic transformation. With the announcement of China’s plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, in accordance with its 14th Five-Year Plan, the Department of Industrial Design has positioned itself at the forefront of Chinese creative industries by training design innovators and leaders of the transition to a de-carbonized circular economy. Thanks to a multidisciplinary, international team of academic staff in a vibrant teaching and learning ecosystem, undergraduate, masters and PhD programmes offered by our department combine speculative with applied research. Individual student talents and interests are nurtured, shaping strong and unique exit profiles capable of excelling in an increasingly competitive market.
All our department’s programmes are accredited by the internationally recognized Chartered Society of Designers, which is based in the UK.
The candidate’s research area is that of strategic design methods and processes for the development of products and services that pursue social innovation. The application domains may include the retrofit of public spaces, re-activation of buildings and equipment, innovative management of resources, from an entrepreneurial perspective and to make communities thrive.
The successful candidate will contribute to this research field by developing innovative concepts, tools and platforms to support best practices for social innovation through job creation and entrepreneurship, and to link them to public initiatives, policies and projects. This research area can contribute to develop innovative projects in various domains including urban mining, adaptive reuse, tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
The successful applicant to the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor should possess:
The successful applicant to more senior ranks should also possess:
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: XJTLU sponsors working visa and residence permit in China for the staff.
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:
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department, Dr. Massimo Imparato at Massimo.Imparato@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.
|Location:||Suzhou - China|
|Salary:||Competitive salary in the market|
|Placed On:||15th February 2023|
|Expires:||14th April 2023|