Department of English, Culture and Communication
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Applications are invited for positions in the Department of English, Culture and Communication at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The Department specialises in applied linguistics, literary and cultural studies, and communication and media. It currently has 18 academic staff and over 400 students. Successful applicants will have, or expect shortly to receive, a PhD, or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. They will have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Candidates for the role of Associate Professor should also have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their field and a successful record of research funding. Candidates with teaching and research expertise in media studies, new and digital media, and journalism are encouraged to apply.
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 7,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction in Years 2 to 4 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. The Department of English, Culture and Communication currently offers five undergraduate degree programmes, in English and Finance, English and International Business, English and Communication Studies, Applied English, and Communication Studies; and the MA TESOL programme. It is well-equipped with cutting-edge facilities, including a dedicated interpreting laboratory, an SDLTrados professional translation laboratory, and a Digital Media Production Laboratory.
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 ($195 billion in 2012). 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 are a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and a great nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools.
The salary range for the positions is 23,850 – 29,222 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 29,664 – 40,497 RMB/month (Associate Professor). In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday” of up to three years, depending on nationality, residence and personal circumstances.
To apply: please visit our website to submit an online application. Here you will be asked to upload your CV and covering letter (in English) outlining your interest in the position, and complete an Applicant Information Form and Equal Opportunities Form.
Applications should be received by 22 June 2014 (please quote reference LCT1306). Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr Zhoulin Ruan (Zhoulin.firstname.lastname@example.org).