Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – School of Film and Television Arts
Position Information: Open Rank
Academic Discipline: Digital Media Arts, Film Production and Management, TV and Stream Media Production, Cultural and Creative Industry Studies
Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
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.
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 THE ACADEMY OF FILM AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY
The School of Film and TV Arts is part of the newly created Academy of Film and Creative Technology (AFCT), launched on 22nd May 2021. The Academy brings together both the School of Cultural Technology, based within the Entrepreneur College (Taicang), and School of Film and TV Arts, based within the Suzhou Industrial park campus, under one academic roof. Uniquely within XJTLU, the Academy is multi-locational, providing cross-site opportunities for students, staff, industry and society. There are also ambitious plans to develop further educational, research and creative technology facilities in both Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, and the Great Bay Area.
Building on the core values of the university, the Academy brings together the areas of media, creativity and technology within the context of society to establish an international cultural ecosystem, driven by knowledge generation to advance industry and shape future society.
The aim of the AFCT is to be a community academy serving the alliance of industry and society through:
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS
The School of Film and Television Arts was built on the departmental strengths in communication and culture. With the addition of training in making creative content and arts, the School has been constantly developing a mix of practice, research, creativity and industry engagement with the cultural and creative industry sectors in China and internationally. The School currently offers programmes in Digital Media Arts, TV Production and Filmmaking at UG level, and a new two-year master’s degree in Cultural and Creative Industries, building on the success of its initial degree programme, as well as expanding its research portfolio.
The School of Film and TV Arts is adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of Syntegrative Education (SE). SE is a new model that has been developed by the University to address future challenges from the 4th Industrial Revolution and is a core part of the University’s strategy for the next ten-year development that stresses innovation and entrepreneurship. SE aims at training syntegrative leaders with Management skills, International perspective, Discipline-specific knowledge, and adaptability in Industry (MIDI).
The position seeks individuals who will echo these values and are passionate about undergraduate and graduate student engagement. The School seeks members who can model the excitement of engagement, discovery, and creativity and who are committed to education as an integrated and transformational process.
The successful applicant is likely to have academic and/or industry experience directly related to Film and Video Production, Digital Media Arts, Animation, Visual Effects and/or Interactive Design projects, and areas related to cultural and creative industries. They will be able to demonstrate practical knowledge and understanding of the processes related to one or more of these areas. We are open to applicants who present themselves with high relevance to these areas, which will be examined at interview. The successful applicant will work alongside existing staff whose expertise are geared towards Media and Entertainment industry within SoFTA, and areas of cultural technology within other areas in the Academy.
We are looking for future colleagues who can:
The successful applicant is expected to have:
For Digital Media Arts Specialisms, also
For Film and TV Production Specialisms, also
For Cultural and Creative Industries specialisms, also
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:
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 online
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 to Acting Dean of the School and Associate Dean of the Academy, Prof Evelyn Li-Chuan MAI at Evelyn.Mai@xjtlu.edu.cn or to HRBP on Mingyu.Yuan @xjtlu.edu.cn.
|Suzhou - China
|14th November 2023
|13th January 2024