Lecturer/Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University – Department of English, Culture and Communication
Closes: 21st February 2016
Applications are invited for a position in applied linguistics and TESOL in the Department of English, Culture and Communication at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The Department specialises in applied linguistics and TESOL, English language, English literature, and communication and media studies. Successful candidates shall have, or expect shortly to receive; a PhD in a relevant area of applied linguistics and English language studies, and be able to demonstrate teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in international English-medium institutional contexts. Candidates shall also be able to demonstrate an international research profile with a proven record of high quality research publications. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the delivery of both MA TESOL and BA Applied English programmes. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to design and develop courses in second language acquisition, discourse analysis, stylistics and English for Specific Purposes.
The department currently has 25 academic staff and over 500 students. 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 University now has over 8,000 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 currently offers five undergraduate degree programmes, in English and Finance, English and International Business, English and Communication Studies, Applied English, and Communication Studies; and an MA in TESOL and an MSc in Media and Communication. A Masters in Translation is currently under development. 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, well-connected via nearby airports and high-speed rail, and just 25 minutes by rail from Shanghai. 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 fifth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP. The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals and UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens 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 position is 19,971 – 30,701 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 31,166 – 42,546 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: submit an online application.
Applications should be received by 21 February 2016 (reference LCT1515). Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr Nick Cope.
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