Lecturer/Associate Professor in Economics and Contemporary Planning Systems

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Economics and Contemporary Planning Systems (EU/USA)

Department of Urban Planning and Design

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Applications are invited for a position in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

The successful applicant will have a PhD and/or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Applicants should have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Applicants are expected to have good language skills in English, and be able to teach in English, the language of instruction at the university. The successful appointee will be expected to teach; to undertake research in their area of specialisation on both individual and group projects, and to be actively engaged in the publication of the results; and to participate in the administration and development of the department of Urban Planning and Design.

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

The Department seeks to appoint a lecturer/associate professor in Economics and Contemporary Planning Systems (EU/USA), with teaching to start in September 2018. The successful appointee will teach a 2nd Level (Year 1 of the University of Liverpool degree) module on Urban and Environmental Economics and a 2nd Level (Year 1) module on Contemporary Planning Systems in the EU and North America.

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The University now has 10,000 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), 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 salary range for the Lecturer positions (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US system) is 26,454 – 32,412 RMB/month, and for Associate Professor is 32,904 – 38,894 RMB/month. In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses.

Applications should be emailed to Jessie.Cannady@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details for three references. All materials should be received by 15 July 2018.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae together with a statement about their teaching experience in higher education; their research experience, publications to date, and a research plan; and any evidence of administrative and managerial competence.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Goodman, Vice President Academic Affairs (Email: david.goodman@xjtlu.edu.cn).