Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
28 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
31 May 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Chemistry

DEPARTMENT: Department of Chemistry

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor, 2 positions


SALARY: Salary is based on experience and qualification.

Assistant Professor: 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: July 1st, 2021

ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 31 May 2021, however hiring will continue until the positions are filled.

JOB ID: 1672

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 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 chemistry Department was first established in 2010. The Department currently delivers one undergraduate BSc programme in ‘Applied Chemistry’ and one Master programme ‘MRes in Advanced Chemistry’. In 2017 our BSc in Applied Chemistry programme was accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the first RSC accreditation of its kind in China.

The Department of Chemistry at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU, https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/) invites strong applications for Lecturers to begin July 1, 2021.


Responsibilities and Duties

We are looking for future colleagues who can

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

Personal Attributes

Preference will be given to applicants who have shown outstanding promise in research and teaching. It is important to note that a successful applicant must be able to teach in English as XJTLU’s working and instructional language is English.


Essential Qualifications/Experiences

  • A PhD degree in Chemistry or Pharmacy.
  • Two years of postdoctoral experience and preferably a demonstrable teaching experience

Desirable Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience in conducting research supported by national level research funds.
  • Experience in academic programme design and development.
  • Experience in design and implementation of digital and internet education.

Compensation Package

Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s educational and medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is also provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “exemption”, 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 that applicants over 65 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.

To Apply

Please use the following link to submit your application.


Job ID: 1672

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 the Head of Department, Prof. Chris Gwenin (Email: Christopher.Gwenin@xjtlu.edu.cn). Other informal enquiries may be addressed to the Recruiting Team at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn Please quote the position and job ID (1672) in your enquiry. 


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