Teaching Fellow-Computer Science and Software Engineering

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
28 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Computer Science and Software Engineering
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Computer Science and Software Engineering
POSITION TITLE: Teaching Fellow
SALARY: Salary is based on experience and qualification. 
Lecturer 4: 21,611-23,893 RMB (with the opportunity to go to 26,713RMB based on performance and evaluations)
Lecturer 5: 27,115-29,866 RMB (with the opportunity to go to 33,222 RMB based on performance and evaluations).


ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2019 (or until the positions are filled based on a rolling-basis interview if necessary)

JOB ID:  995814

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.

CSSE aims to provide its students with a solid theoretical foundation which is coupled with strong emphasis on practical applications and implications. The academic members are actively engaged in research of international quality. The Department has been successful in attracting funding from local, provincial, national and international funding bodies. It currently offers two undergraduate programmes: 1) BEng Computer Science and Technology, and 2) BSc Information and Computing Science, and contributes significantly to four further undergraduate programmes: 1) BSc Information Management and Information Systems, 2) BEng Digital Multimedia Technology, 3) Digital Media Arts, and 4) BSc Bioinformatics. Its postgraduate provision includes: 1) MSc Applied Informatics, 2) MRes Computer Science, 3) MSc Financial Computing, and 4) MSc Social Computing. The Department currently has approximately 1000 undergraduate, 100 masters and 30 PhD students on campus.

Applications are invited for a Teaching Fellow position in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. With a minimum of a Masters qualification in computing or a very closely related area, the successful applicant will have practical expertise in key areas of computing and substantial experience in teaching and pedagogic development. Multidisciplinary expertise (e.g. financial computing and social computing) and experience in curriculum development would be advantageous. The postholder will teach up to four modules per year in addition to pedagogic development and administrative responsibilities.


  • Self-motivated
  • Strong team player
  • Proactive and flexible


  • A Masters degree in computer science or a closely aligned discipline is required.
  •  For non-Chinese applicants, two years, full time, same subject teaching in a college/university after the highest degree is required by the Chinese work permit policy.


  • PhD in computer science or a closely aligned discipline.
  • Professional memberships such as BCS, IET, ACM, IEE and HEA
  • Knowledge / experience in international higher education.

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.

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.

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. 

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