Lecturer in Computer Science

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
06 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


DEPARTMENT: Computer Science and Software Engineering
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Computer Science and Software Engineering
POSITION TITLE: Lecturer 4/Lecturer 5
SALARY: Salary is based on experience and qualification. 
The scales for salary are:  
-    Lecturer 5: 27,929 - 30,762RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 34,219RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in the post)
-    Lecturer 4: 22,260 - 24,610RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 27,514RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in the post) 
POSITION OPEN DATE: 6 February 2020
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 30 April 2020 (early submission of applications is encouraged)

JOB ID: 990008A

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 our students with a solid theoretical foundation which is coupled with strong emphasis on practical applications and implications. Our 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 agencies. 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) MRes Computer Science, (2), MSc Applied Informatics, (3) MSc Financial Computing, (4) MSc Social Computing, and (5) MSc Human-Computer Interaction. The Department currently has approximately 1000 undergraduate, 100 masters and 30 PhD students in our Suzhou campus.

Applications are invited for Lecturer positions in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). The successful applicant will have expertise for teaching and research in financial computing, social computing, big data and artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction as well as general areas of computer science (e.g. programming, databases, networking, operating systems and IT project management). Applicants will have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications and obtain research grants. Experience in curriculum development would be advantageous. The successful candidate will teach typically two modules per year (i.e. one module per semester), engage actively in research, and assume administrative responsibilities based on their experience.


  • Self-motivated;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Strong team player;
  • Proactive and flexible but with good respect for deadlines;
  • Able to work in an environment where diversity and inclusiveness is appreciated.


  • A PhD in computer science or a closely aligned discipline;
  • For Lecturer 5 applicants, 2-3 years of work experience after completion of PhD;
  • Fluency in English.


  • Postdoctoral experience;
  • University level teaching experience;
  • Professional memberships such as BCS, IET, ACM, IEE and HEA;
  • Strong knowledge / experience in international higher education;
  • Experience in externally funded research.

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 65 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.

Please send your application to AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. In the subject line write the Position 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 3 referees 

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above. 

Informal enquiries about the positions and the department may be addressed to Head of the Department, Dr Hai-Ning Liang at HaiNing.Liang@xjtlu.edu.cn.  

Other 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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