Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics (1663)

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
27 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics (1663)

Position Overview: 
School of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Academic Discipline: TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Position Title : Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics
Suzhou Campus
Salary: 27,929 – 30,279RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 34,219RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post). 

Contract Type: Full time/Part-time is negotiable
Advertise Closed Date: 23rd November, 2020
Expected Start Date: January 2021. The successful candidate is required to be in post by no later than February 2021.
University and Department Description: 
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.
The Department seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic teaching fellow with a specialism in Applied Linguistics and TESOL to contribute to teaching the MA TESOL programme. The MA TESOL degree provides students with the opportunity to develop both a scholarly and practical understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars in topics in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. The appointment is offered on a fixed-term contract for one year (Academic Year 2020-21).  
Further information on the School, University, and Suzhou may be found at the university website: http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn

Roles & Responsibilities: 
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching on the MA in TESOL, which will include delivery of lectures and seminars. Candidates should have the ability to teach at least four of the following modules: Linguistics for Language Teachers, Methods in English Language Teaching, Principles of Course and Materials Design, Second Language Acquisition, Language Testing and Assessment, Speaking and Listening, and Research Methods. The candidate will be expected to carry out administrative duties related to teaching as required by the HoD.

Essential Qualificiation and Experience: 

  • A PhD in Applied Linguistics or a related subject. Candidates who are currently working towards a PhD and have significant teaching experience may be considered.
  • Experience of teaching English language

Desirable Qualificiation and Experience: 

  • Experience with teaching different age groups and different contexts
  • Experience of teaching TESOL or Applied Linguistics in a Higher Education setting
  • Teaching experience at postgraduate level
  • Teacher training experience and/or language teacher management
  • Experience with technology-enhanced learning
  • A record of research in Applied Linguistics

Compensation Package: 
Members of Academic Staff receive generous subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s education, and medical insurance. A relocation allowance is provided. Non-Chinese passport holders may qualify for multi-year income tax “holidays”, depending on nationality and tax residency.
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 65 may be not eligible for a work visa in the P.R. China.

To Apply: 
Please submit your application on our university website via https://career15.sapsf.cn/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1663&company=xjtlu directly or access https://career15.sapsf.cn/career?career_company=xjtlu then find the Requisition ID 1663.  . 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 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the HR Recruiting Team at Xinyun.Yang@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.