XIAN JIAOTONG LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY (XJTLU)

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Leadership & Education

Location
Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Posted
16 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

LECTURER/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 

DEPARTMENT:    INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP & EDUCATION ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT (ILEAD)
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE:     EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
LOCATION:     Suzhou
SALARY:      27,115 – 35,840  RMB/month
POSITION OPEN DATE:     16-Aug-19
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE:     11-Oct-19
JOB ID:     995906
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 almost 15,000 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.

ILEAD is a unique and leading centre for education innovation, development, and education of educators (degree programmes) in education globally. Its key customers include XJTLU students, XJTLU staff, as well as local, regional, national and international educational practitioners and institutions.

The main business of ILEAD includes: 

  • Pedagogical programmes (Postgraduate Taught and PhD degree programmes)
  • Support for XJTLU student learning
  • Educational and professional development for XJTLU staff
  • Global community for education innovation
  • Training and development initiatives for external educators and professionals in education sector
  • Research on future university (internationalization, learning and teaching, educational leadership, educational management). 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 
Applications are invited for Lecturer/Associate Professor in the multidisciplinary topic of Educational Management with the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, a joint venture established in 2006 by the University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. They will have a track record in lecturing and also be able to evidence the ability or potential to produce high quality research publications. 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 

  • PhD degree in Education and related area
  • Lecturing experience at postgraduate level would be welcomed, particularly on master degree programmes.
  • Applicants from a wide range of areas in Educational Management are welcome.  
  • Applicants with experience in the areas of Educational Leadership, Internationalization of Education, Language Education, Institutional Change in Higher Education are specifically welcome.   

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 
•    A strong track record in designing and delivering education programmes, executive coaching and management consulting for educational institutions and practitioners are also desirable.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE: 
Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s education, 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 be comply with the regulations with the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas. 

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.