XIAN JIAOTONG LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY (XJTLU)

Assistant/Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies

Location
Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Posted
Monday, 24 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 21 June 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: Media and Communication
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Media and Communication Studies
POSITION TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies
LOCATION: SUZHOU CAMPUS
SALARY: Assistant Professor: 29,046-31,993RMB/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)
POSITION OPEN DATE: 24 May 2021
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 21 June 2021
JOB ID:  1881
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT 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  

The Department of Media and Communication is part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department is home to faculty from many countries around the world. It delivers a BA Media and Communication Studies and an MSc Media and Communication. Faculty are encouraged to recruit and supervise PhD students. The research strengths of the Department include Journalism, Film Studies, Digital Media, and Cultural Studies. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:  

  • Publish high-quality research on media and communication.
  • Coordinate and deliver courses in the department’s existing programmes.
  • Supervise the research projects of under- and postgraduate students.
  • Advise under- and postgraduate students.
  • Provide service to the Department, School and University, and the wider scholarly community.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: 
We seek applicants with an active research profile in media and communication studies. Applicants who contribute to the department’s existing research strengths are especially encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 

  • A completed PhD in Media and Communication Studies or related field.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Evidence of high-level research activity.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in the Department, School and University. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Knowledge of new developments in Media and Communication Studies.
  • A certificate in learning and teaching in higher education. 

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:  
Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s educational, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances. 

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 not be eligible for PRC work visa.

TO APPLY: 
Please submit your applications online, https://career15.sapsf.cn/career?career_company=xjtlu  

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of: 

  • A cover letter 
  • A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  • Contact details for three references 

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above.  

Questions and enquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Tabe Bergman, Acting Head of the Department of Media and Communication at Tabe.Bergman@xjtlu.edu.cn

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the recruiter from Human Resource Office at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn Please quote the position and job ID (1881 in your enquiry.