Faculty Positions in Education – HigherEdJobs

March 27, 2024

Job Description

School: Academy of Future Education

Department: Department of
Educational Studies

Position: Faculty Positions in Education (All Ranks)

Location: Suzhou, China

Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is
open-ended

ABOUT XJTLU

In 2006 Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was created by the
University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University – a top ten university in China. Offering a unique international education
experience, XJTLU brings together excellent research practice and expertise from both institutions and gives students the skills and
knowledge they need to secure careers in a global marketplace. XJTLU now has over 25,000 enrolled students in both Suzhou and Liverpool in
the UK, with plans to grow to about 28,000 students by 2025. There are currently about 2,000 staff, among which about 1,000 academic staff,
with an almost even split between citizens of the People’s Republic of China and international passport holders. XJTLU offers our
undergraduates and postgraduates over 100 programmes with a diverse spectrum of courses.

XJTLU is entering a new and exciting phase
of its development as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. Adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of
Syntegrative Education (SE), XJTLU is currently opening a new Entrepreneurial Education site in Taicang, part of wider Suzhou, where the
Entrepreneur College (Taicang) is located. The Taicang site will be a pioneer of, and educational model for, the future campus in addressing
challenges arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Other new initiatives include new working partnerships with Xi’an Jiaotong
University, the continued development of the four new Academies, and exploration of further potential locations to develop the SE model.

With a focus on innovative learning and teaching, and research, XJTLU draws on the strengths of its parent universities, and plays a
pivotal role in facilitating access to China for UK and other institutional partners. At same time, XJTLU is exploring future education by
blending the educational theory, best practice and culture from west and east.

For detailed information about the university, please
visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn.

ABOUT
ACADEMY OF FUTURE EDUCATION
(
AOFE)

The Academy of Future Education of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool
University is an educational innovation ecosystem that focuses on research, exploration, support, and dissemination of philosophy and best
practices for future education. The core mission of the Academy is to impact education innovation and reform in China and beyond through a
variety of projects and programmes, based on fundamental approaches in educational innovation and systemic development designed to
contribute to the future of education. The Academy supports individuals and institutions at all levels, including all the K-15 schools as
well as vocational education and higher education institutions.

Four units make up the Academy, namely the Department of Educational
Studies (EDS), Institute of Leadership & Education Advanced Development (ILEAD), and Educational Development Unit (EDU), Learning
Institute for Future Excellence (LIFE). Key projects of the Academy include the following programmes:

· Master’s and
doctoral degree programmes in education

· Research projects on future education

· Education innovation
community

· Professional development programmes for educational practitioners

· Student learning excellence
support programmes

· Online-onsite hybrid learning environment and resources。

The Department of Educational Studies
(EDS) is guided by a vision to become a globalized education hub cultivating future educators through student-centred, research-led, and
innovative experiences in the syntegrative educational environment. The Department now has 10+ faculty examining a broad array of
educational issues, such as life-long education and professional development; student-centred education and educational experience;
technology-enhanced education; education management and leadership; child development and family education, or other relevant areas.
Educational Studies also hosts an extensive range of postgraduate modules forming three Master’s programs: MA Global Education and MA
Child Development and Family Education, and MSc Digital Education. In addition, the Department is developing programs of Doctor of Education
(Ed.D.). Through teaching, research, and public engagement, the academic staff are an integral part of an educational innovation ecosystem
that focuses on research, exploration, support, and dissemination of philosophy and best practices for future education.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Applications are invited for the Assistant Professor/Associate
Professor/Professor position in the disciplinary topic of education management at the Department of Educational Studies, Academy of Future
Education at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, a joint venture established in 2006 by the University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an
Jiaotong University, China.

The Department of Educational Studies is looking for future colleagues from candidates in all the fields
of life-long education and professional development; student-centred education and educational experience; technology-enhanced education;
education management and leadership, and other relevant fields with a global education perspective who can:

  • Embrace innovative,
    interactive, student-centred learning, teaching, and assessment approaches. 
  • Understand and have an innovative spirit and
    transformational approach in education, in line with the ethos of XJTLU and the Academy of Future Education.
  • Deliver high-quality
    teaching to graduate students, have a track record in teaching and evaluation as examples.
  • Supervise postgraduate students in
    thesis and dissertation.
  • Conduct high-quality research and be able to evidence the ability or potential to produce high-quality
    research publications.
  • Provide administrative services as expected at all levels to the School, the University, and its
    stakeholders, and support extra-curricular activities for students, staff, and discipline as expected. 
  • Demonstrate
    appropriate professional experience.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by the supervisor or manager.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

· Applicants with a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD) from a
wide range of areas, including life-long education and professional development; student-centered education and educational experience;
technology-enhanced education; education management and leadership, or other relevant areas with a global education perspective, are
welcome.

· Fluent in English and the ability to effectively deliver postgraduate-level modules in English as a Medium of
Instruction (EMI) context, particularly on master’s degree programmes.

Assistant Professor

·
Teaching experience at the postgraduate level, particularly on master’s degree programmes.

· Able to work in a diverse and
dynamic environment where a cross-team or department collaboration is encouraged.

Associate Professor

· Rich teaching experience at the postgraduate level, particularly on master’s degree programmes.

· Proficient
in working in a diverse and dynamic environment where a cross-team or department collaboration is encouraged.

Professor

· High quality and innovative teaching experiences at the postgraduate level,
particularly on master’s degree programmes.

· Strong leadership in working in a diverse and dynamic environment where a
cross-team or department collaboration is encouraged.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

Assistant Professor

· A track record in research on life-long education and professional
development; student-centred education and educational experience; technology-enhanced education; education management and leadership or
related areas with a global education perspective is preferred.

· Experiences in innovative teaching and curriculum
development.

· Administrative and leadership experiences at schools or university contexts.

· A research focus
and teaching/practical experiences on future education are desirable.

Associate Professor and above

· An international collaborative research profile in life-long education and professional development; student-centred education
and educational experience; technology-enhanced education; education management and leadership or related areas with a global education
perspective and a successful record of research funding are preferred.

· Experience in successful supervision of doctoral
students in education or closely relevant field.

· A research focus and teaching/practical experiences on future education are
desirable.

· Rich experiences in innovative teaching and curriculum development.

· Rich administrative and
leadership experiences at schools or university contexts.

· A strong track record in designing and delivering education
programmes, executive coaching, academic supervision, and management consulting for educational institutions and practitioners.

· Strong connections with scholars and practitioners in the field and taking a leadership role at professional associations
nationally and/or internationally.

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 a work visa in the P.R. China.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

1. Clear career
development path with annual review.

2. Professional development trainings are provided.

COMPENSATION &
BENEFITS

SALARY: Competitive salary in the market

BENEFITS

1. Allowance:
XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances as

o Housing allowance

o Travel allowance

o Kids’ education
allowance

o Relocation allowance

o Etc.

2. Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU
staff and family members. (details refer to the University Policy)

3. Paid holidays:

o Statutory Holidays (11 days)

o
Annual Leave (36 days)

o Family Matters Leave

o Paid Sick Leave

o Marriage Leave

o Paternity Leave

o
Parental Leave

o Etc.

4. Working visa and residence permit in China:

5. XJTLU sponsors working visa and residence
permit in China for the staff.

RESEARCH FUNDING SUPPORT

The university provides every new faculty
member with Research Development Fund to encourage them to initiate research projects, and Research Engagement Fund provided to support
their continuous research activities.

The university will also support all faculty members to apply for national, province and city
level programs. These programs aim to support excellent scientists, both Chinese and non-Chinese-citizen, to work and carry out research in
China.

Some of the programs are listed in the table below. Successful applications are based on the applicant’s educational
background, academic/research field, research achievements, working experience, etc. The university will provide full support on the
applications.

Talent/Research Program

Fund

Outstanding Youth Science Foundation
Project (Overseas)

RMB 1-3 Million

Innovation Leading Talent

up to RMB 2 Million

Outstanding Leading Talent of
International Discipline

50% of Annual Package

Young Leading Talent of International Discipline

50% of Annual
Package

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application on our university website [HERE]. 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

For
specific enquiries relating to the position, please email the Acting Head, Department of Educational Studies, Dr. Tim London at Tim.London@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR
at juan.chen@xjtlu.edu.cn.