XIAN JIAOTONG LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY (XJTLU)

Teaching Lecturer / Teaching Fellow / Senior Teaching Fellow in Urban Planning and Design

Location
Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Posted
08 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
20 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Teaching Lecturer / Teaching Fellow / Senior Teaching Fellow in Urban Planning and Design
Department: Department of Urban Planning and Design, Design School
Academic Discipline: Urban Planning and Design
Position Title: Teaching Lecturer / Teaching Fellow / Senior Teaching Fellow in Urban Planning and Design 
Location: Suzhou Campus
Salary: 
Teaching Lecturer: 23,150 – 25,594 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 28,615 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)
Teaching Fellow: 29,046 – 31,993 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 35,588 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post) 
Senior Teaching Fellow: 36,127 – 38,967 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 42,705 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)
Position Open Date: 8th April, 2021
Advertisement Closed Date: 20 May 2021
Job ID: 2006
Contract Type: Full-time (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.  XJTLU is a unique  collaborative institution and one of the 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 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 Urban Planning and Design sets out to offer a globally competitive, professional planning and urban design programme unique in its focus on both local Chinese and international planning and urban design policy and practice. Research areas include urbanisation and urban regeneration in China, heritage and landscape conservation, local identity, migration and regional restructuring, smart cities, and participatory systems of planning.

Responsibilities and Duties 
The Department seeks to appoint a Teaching Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, or Senior Teaching Fellow in Urban Planning and Design Planning to join our academic staff. The successful applicant will bring together interdisciplinary expertise in urban planning and design to advance future programmes and collaborations within Design School, and maintain an active pedagogic profile in the field of urban planning and design. 

All academic staff within the Department are required to teach, and should be willing and able to undertake teaching at all levels, including undergraduate, masters, and PhD. The workload of academic staff in the Department is generally shared between teaching, research, and service. Teaching Positions are expected to greatly contribute to the learning and teaching activity of the Department, followed by service, then research.

In the present round of recruitment, applicants able to teach in the following fields are especially welcome: 

  • Urban design studios at all levels (primary)
  • Introduction to urban planning and design
  • Skills for planning and design practice 

Personal Attributes 
Applicants should have good teaching experience in higher education. Applicants are expected to have good language skills in English, and must be able to teach in English, the language of instruction at the university. The successful appointee will be expected to teach (primary role); and, to participate in the administration and development of the Department of Urban Planning and Design. It will be a plus if there is evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications.

Essential Qualifications/Experiences
Successful applicants to the position of Teaching Lecturer are expected to: 

  • Hold a Master degree with two years teaching experience in higher education.
  • Have had substantial continued engagement in professional practice in a field related to urban planning and design.
  • Hold a certificate in profession studies in learning and teaching in higher education, or equivalent.
  • Have had experience delivering effective teaching in a high standard. 

Successful applicants to the position of Teaching Fellow are expected to: 

  • Hold a Master degree (or above) with two years teaching experience in higher education.
  • Have had substantial continued engagement in appropriate teaching practice according to seniority in a field related to urban planning and design.
  • Hold a certificate in profession studies in learning and teaching in higher education, or equivalent.
  • Have had experience delivering effective teaching in a high standard. 
  • Have provided supervision to student dissertation/projects at undergraduate and Masters level.
  • Have relevant experience in management and university administration.

Successful applicants to the position of Senior Teaching Fellow are expected to: 

  • Hold a PhD degree with two years teaching experience in higher education.
  • Have had substantial continued engagement in appropriate teaching practice according to seniority in a field related to urban planning and design.
  • Hold a certificate in profession studies in learning and teaching in higher education, or equivalent.
  • Have had substantial experience delivering effective teaching in a high standard. 
  • Have relevant experience in management of departmental activities and curriculum development.
  • Have a strong record of academic publication of teaching materials and research outcomes. 
  • Have experience supervising research students. 

Desirable Qualifications/Experience
Successful applicants should preferably have experience with: 

  • International and Chinese urban planning and design practice
  • Contributing to the development of an academic unit through significant service roles 
  • Creating new modules/courses in the broader field of urban planning and design 
  • Managing academic programmes 
  • Experience teaching international classrooms
  • Recognized professional qualification and accreditation 
  • Obtaining and managing grants and funding (external to the home institution) 

Compensation Package
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. 

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 submit your application on our university website, the apply link is https://career15.sapsf.cn/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2006&company=xjtlu  . 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  

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above. 

For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department, Joon Sik Kim at joon.kim@xjtlu.edu.cn . Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR Recruiter Xinyun Yang at Xinyun.Yang@xjtlu.edu.cn .  

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