Assistant Professor in Pure Mathematics

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Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
29 Apr 2021
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11 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Department of Pure Mathematics
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor
LOCATION: Suzhou Campus
SALARY: 29,046 - 31,993RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 35,588RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in the post)
POSITION OPEN DATE: 1st August 2021
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-term/3-year contract, renewable, the 3rd contract is open-ended.

University Overview

Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn

Department Overview

The Department of Pure Mathematics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Our international department has 15 academic staff actively engaged in research in algebra, combinatorics, dynamical systems, geometry, number theory and topology. We seek individuals with a PhD in Mathematics who will make a strong contribution to the research output of the department.

Successful candidates will show commitment to a high standard of teaching at all levels. The department is involved in the delivery of three four-year undergraduate mathematics programmes as well as the provision of service teaching for other programmes within the university. At the postgraduate level, we offer a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Conduct high-quality research, leading to publications in respected international mathematics journals.
  • Actively pursue external research funding.
  • Supervise PhD students and undergraduate student projects.
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in English.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the department and school.

Personal Attributes

We are seeking future colleagues who are passionate about mathematics and have an active attitude towards research, are able to collaborate effectively with others and to conduct their academic duties in English.

Essential Qualifications/Experiences

  • A PhD in Mathematics.
  • Two years of full-time postdoctoral experience with demonstrable teaching experience.
  • International experience in higher education.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience in conducting research supported by national-level research funds.
  • Experience in academic programme design and development.
  • Experience in supervision of student projects.

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 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.

To Apply

Please use the following link to submit your application.


A complete application package must include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV, including date of birth and country of citizenship
  • Contact information for three references

All applications should be received by the closing date.

For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department of Pure Mathematics, Dr. Simon Lloyd at Simon.Lloyd@xjtlu.edu.cn

Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry. 

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