Senior Associate Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
10 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


DEPARTMENT: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Electrical engineering, communications, mechatronics, robotic systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning
POSITION TITLE: Senior Associate Professor
SALARY:  Senior Associate Professor RMB41,686-RMB44,174 (with the opportunity to increase to RMB47,422 based on performance and evaluations).
POSITION OPEN DATE: 17th February 2020
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 17th April 2020 (or until the positions are filled based on a rolling-basis interview if necessary)
JOB ID: 996087

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 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 was 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.

Brief summary of the department.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is actively engaged in cutting-edge research. The Department specialises in Energy and Power Engineering, Telecommunications, Microelectronics, Multimedia Technology, and Intelligent Systems. It currently has 32 academic staff and over 500 students (Years 2 to 4). EEE currently offers five undergraduate degree programmes: Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science and Technology, Telecommunication Engineering, Digital Media Technology, Mechatronics and Robotic Systems. The department also delivers one MRes programme in Low Carbon Electrical Power and Energy Technology, and two MSc programmes in Sustainable Energy Technology and Multimedia Telecommunications. More than 60 master’s students study in the department. In addition, the department currently hosts more than 50 PhD students.


We are looking for future colleagues from candidates in all fields of electrical engineering, communications, mechatronics, robotic systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning who can

  • conduct high-quality research, as shown by publications in leading journals,
  • attract external research funding,
  • supervise PhD students and undergraduate students,
  • teach undergraduate and graduate courses, 
  • provide administrative service to the department and university committees.

The undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at XJTLU focus on engaging and effective teaching, and research. The position seeks individuals who will embrace these values and are passionate about undergraduate and graduate student engagement. The University seeks faculty members who can model the excitement of engagement, discovery, and creativity and who are committed to education as an integrated and transformational process.


  • Self-motivated for effective teaching
  • Strong team-work spirit
  • Open minded to attend research activities


  • A PhD degree in electrical engineering, communications, robotic systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning or a closely aligned discipline is required.
  • For non-Chinese applicants, two years, full time, same subject teaching in a college/university is required by the Chinese work permit policy.

Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s education; medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is also 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 a 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 as 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 about the positions and the department may be addressed to Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Dr. Mark Leach (Email: mark.leach@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.