XJTLU

Faculty Position in Computing

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Computing

School: School of Advanced Technology

Position: Faculty [Open Rank]

Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended 

ABOUT XJTLU 

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 an 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 the 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 the UK and other institutional partners. At the same time, XJTLU is exploring future education by blending the educational theory, best practices, and culture from the west and east.

For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn.

ABOUT SCHOOL OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

The School of Advanced Technology has five departments (Intelligent Science, Computing, Mechatronics and Robotics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Communications and networking). As a research and practice-led school, our faculty and staff are committed to providing our students with a challenging and stimulating environment, as well as unlocking their full potential. Upon graduation, students will become highly-sought-after candidates with strong academic knowledge as well as extensive transferable skills in communication, teamwork, and project management.

Areas of expertise in the Department of Computing: Metaverse, Human-Computing Interaction, Computer Games, Information Visualization, Computer-supported Cooperative Work, Internet of Things, and Software Engineering.

Informal enquiries about the position and the Department may be addressed to the Head of the Department, Dr. Hai-Ning Liang at HaiNing.Liang@xjtlu.edu.cn

RESPONSIBILITIES

Applicants will have an adequate level of teaching experience, have published high-quality papers in their area of expertise, and have experience obtaining research grants and in the supervision of research students, commensurate to the position they are applying for. The successful candidate, in addition to teaching typically two modules/courses per year (i.e., one per semester), will provide leadership in curriculum development and enhance our research profile at the international level. They are expected to assume administrative responsibilities based on their experience.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others;
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong team player;
  • Proactive and flexible but with good respect for deadlines;
  • Able to work in an environment where diversity and inclusiveness is appreciated. 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCES

  • A PhD in computer science or a closely aligned area and PG Cert HE or equivalent;
  • Ideally few years of teaching/research experience at a university or equivalent after completion of PhD degree;
  • PhD supervision capacity;
  • Strong publications record in an area of expertise;
  • Evidence of success in obtaining research grants;
  • Fluency in English.

Successful applicants to more senior professorial ranks are expected to also show:

  • A significant record of high-quality academic publications,
  • A number of external research grants awards,
  • Experience in PhD supervision. 

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

  • Professional memberships such as BCS, IET, ACM, IEE, and HEA;
  • Strong knowledge / experience in international higher education. 

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. 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  1. Clear career development path with annual review.
  2. Professional development trainings are provided. 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

SALARY: Competitive salary in the market

BENEFITS

1. Allowance: XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances as

  • Housing allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • Relocation allowance 

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)
  • Annual Leave (36 days)
  • Family Matters Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Marriage Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Parental leave

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:

• 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 Mingwei.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn.