Faculity positions at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Lecturer/Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Sciences
Ref: ENS1203
Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 June 2013
Applications are invited for positions in the Department of Environmental
Science at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. This newly established
Department is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years.

Successful applicants will have, or expect shortly to receive, a PhD, or be
able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Applicants will
have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high
quality research publications. Candidates for the position of Associate
Professor should also have a strong track record in teaching and academic
supervision, as well as an international research profile in their fields
and a successful record of research funding. Candidates with teaching and
research interests in Aquatic Ecology, Hydrology, Lakes, Coastal, Fluvial or
Quaternary Geomorphology are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience in
developing and managing Masters programmes would also be well regarded.

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 6,000 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 Environmental Science aims to provide its undergraduates
with a thorough grounding in key disciplines including: Ecology,
Environmental Chemistry, Geomorphology, Geographic Information Systems, and
Environmental Change and Monitoring. Related postgraduate degree programmes
will be established in due course. The department, which already has a
highly research-active faculty, aims to establish an
internationally-competitive reputation in specific areas of regional and/or
global relevance.

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
($160 billion in 2011). 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 22,932 – 28,098 RMB/month
(Lecturer), and 28,523 – 38,939 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
and personal circumstances.

To apply: please visit our website at to submit an
online application. You will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter (in
English) outlining your interest in the position, and complete an Applicant
Information form and Equal Opportunities Form.

Applications should be received by 17th June 2013 (please quote reference
ENS1203). Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Acting Head of
Department, Professor Deborah Ballantine (

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