Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor/Professor in China Studies

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Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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Monday, 17 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor/Professor in China Studies

DEPARTMENT: Department of China Studies


POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor/Professor in China Studies

LOCATION:  Suzhou Campus


Assistant Professor: 29,046 – 31,993 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 35,588RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post);
Associate Professor: 36,127 – 38,967 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 42,705 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post);
Senior Associate Professor: 43,353 – 45,941 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 49,319 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post);
Professor: The salary package is more competitive.

POSITION OPEN DATE: 18th March 2021


JOB ID: 1984

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

University Overview
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

Department Overview

The Department of China Studies is an integral part of Humanities and Social Sciences School. It is a unique composition of committed teachers and researchers that dedicate their efforts to developing teaching programmes and high-quality research. As the academic staff come from all over the world, the Department offers a variety of approaches in teaching and a comprehensive research agenda. All staff members are by default bilingual (English – Chinese), and research and publish in their own discipline, as well as in the field of China studies. Academic activities of the Department focus on three areas: China's history, language and culture; society and politics; and economy and business development. As an education unit, the Department offers undergraduate (BA), and postgraduate (MA and PhD) programmes in China Studies. The language of instruction is English, and all the programmes are open to both Chinese and international students. The Department also offers a one-year Diploma in China Studies for visiting international students and has an active outreach educational programme for staff at XJTLU and the wider community.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Department seeks to appoint one Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor/Professor in China Studies. The successful appointee will be expected to coordinate and deliver modules in the corresponding fields of China’s domestic politics, China’s foreign political relations, and Chinese political economy; to supervise Master’s and PhD students; to contribute to the curriculum development; to undertake research in his/her area of specialisation on both individual and group projects, and to be actively engaged in the publication of the research; and to participate in the administration and development of the Department of China Studies, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, or the University.

Personal Attributes

Essential Qualifications/Experiences

1. PhD in political science or related field.
2. Evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications.
3. Good teaching experience in relevant subjects within a university (two-year full-time teaching experience in higher education is required by the Chinese work permit policy).
4. Ability to teach in English.
5. Good language skills in both English and Chinese.
6. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in higher education.

Desirable Competencies and Skills:
1. Strong track record in teaching and academic supervision.
2. Ability to teach bilingually (English-Chinese).
3. Strong track record in an international research profile in the field.
4. A record of successful research funding application.
5. Highly developed organisational and administrative skills.

Compensation Package

Members of Academic Staff receive generous subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s education, and medical insurance. A relocation allowance is provided. Non-Chinese passport holders may qualify for multi-year income tax “holidays”, depending on nationality and tax residency.

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.

To Apply

Please submit your applications online:

Job ID: 1984

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:
1. A cover letter
2. A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
3. Contact Details for Three References
An interview for shortlisted candidates will be held in June 2021. For general enquiries, please email Head of Department of China Studies, Dr. Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen at CHUN-FUNG.CHEN@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the HR Recruiting Team at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.

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