XIAN JIAOTONG LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY (XJTLU)

Lecturer / Associate Professor in Architecture

Location
Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Posted
Apr 24, 2019
End of advertisement period
May 24, 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

LECTURER/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 

DEPARTMENT:     Architecture
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE:              Architecture
POSITION TITLE:     Lecturer / Associate Professor
LOCATION: SUZHOU CAMPUS
SALARY:          salary range starts for the positions is 
                          21,611 RMB /month (Lecturer),
                          33,726 RMB /month (Associate Professor)

POSITION OPEN DATE:             August 2019
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE:     open until filled 
JOB ID:             995795
CONTRACT TYPE:     
    full time

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: 
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution and the first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for all programmes. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The University now has over 10,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of PhD student numbers on campus.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Suzhou has been ranked the 74th most liveable city in the 2018 Global Liveability Index. Additionally, it is well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP, and the SIP has a higher GDP per capita than the UK. The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and the I.M. Pei-designed Suzhou Museum attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides attractive views, by day and by night, and there is a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools.

The Department of Architecture is part of a young Sino-British university in the greater Shanghai area on a vibrant campus with state of the art facilities. Committed to excellence in education and research, the Department of Architecture at XJTLU has achieved significant milestones in the recent past and is experiencing a rise in attention and student numbers. The Bachelor and postgraduate programme received international validation from the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA). The department is seeking new members for its international faculty to support its high ambitions. Its mission is to create new models of architectural education, research and practice, firmly rooted in both East and West. The Department of Architecture nurtures a climate of open architectural discourse with a firmly established tolerance of views and positions, where risk taking and speculative experiments can flourish. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 
Successful applicants will have a PhD, or teaching experience in tertiary education of two years or more in the field of architectural design. Candidates are expected to teach design studios and lecture courses at undergraduate and graduate level and ideally will have experience in curriculum development. Candidates are expected to develop a research agenda related, but not limited to, the research strategy of the department, which focuses on three areas: History, Theory and Heritage; Computational Design and Fabrication; and Urban Ecologies. 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Innovative academician that can work independent 
  • Team player to collaborate with the part time and full time teaching team
  • Student and architecture department community focus

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Successful applicants will have a PhD, or teaching experience in tertiary education of two years or more in the field of architectural design. Candidates are expected to teach design studios and lecture courses at undergraduate and graduate level and ideally will have experience in curriculum development. Candidates are expected to develop a research agenda related, but not limited to, the research strategy of the department, which focuses on three areas: History, Theory and Heritage; Computational Design and Fabrication; and Urban Ecologies. 

Candidates for the position of Associate Professor should additionally have a significant record of research publications and an international research profile in their field, a successful record of research funding acquisition, and extensive experience in teaching and academic supervision. 

  • Contributions to the administration of the department and the university are expected. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Experience or proven interest in the Chinese/Asian context is an advantage
  • Studio plus Digital technology or Studio plus Environmental Design or Studio plus tectonic design would be preferred
  • Successful previous PhD supervision

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 55 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.

TO APPLY: 
Please send your application to AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. In the subject line write the Positon you are applying for and quote the job ID number for reference. 

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. 
Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Staff Management Team at AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.