2014/02/11 :: deadline :: Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University | Architecture Faculty

With our Bachelor programme now running very successfully, the first cohort graduating this year, the RIBA international validation on its way, and the Master programme starting in this coming autumn, we are now looking for new staff to support us in the very exciting challenges related to establishing a new approach to architectural education in China. There are several new faculty positions to fill (see below). Drop me a note, if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to respond. If you are interested you might also want to look at our website for an overview of the department: Architecture Department at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

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Deadline for applications is February 11. To apply, please see the official job online at jobs.ac.uk: Job Advertisement, XJTLU, Architecture Department

Applications are invited for positions in the Department of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Successful applicants will have, or expect shortly to receive, a PhD, or have significant teaching experience in higher education. 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.

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute expertise in: Structures; Construction; Environmental Science (Lighting, Acoustics); Architectural History, Theory, Criticism in China/Asia; Theory and Practice of the Arts in Architectural Design. Nevertheless, applications are invited in all areas of architecture and architectural design.

The Department of Architecture aims to create new models of architectural education, research and practice, firmly rooted in both east and west. The Department of Architecture nurtures a climate of open architectural discourse firmly established in tolerance of views and positions, where risk taking and speculative experiments can flourish. We challenge applicants to reflect on how the emerging new types of architecture in Asia will create a formidable platform for architectural innovation globally.

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 is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of Ph.D. student numbers on campus.

The Department of Architecture cultivates a learning environment that fosters independent, innovative and responsible designers with a thoughtful and imaginative approach to space making. Operating in the English language, we recruit students from amongst the top creative thinkers. Our students benefit from the Department’s dynamic atmosphere, which constantly engages the vibrant architecture and construction context of Suzhou and the wider region as well as live projects, competitions, academic institutions and events, conferences and the first architecture magazine in China in English.

The Department’s home is the historic city of Suzhou (also called “Venice of the East”), whose classical gardens are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city boasts one of China’s flagship development projects, the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), from which the Department as well as already more than 100 Fortune 500 companies operate. The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town a major World Heritage Site. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP, and SIP offers a high quality of life.

The salary range for the positions is 23,850 – 29,222 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 29,654 – 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 via the Apply button below 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 11th February 2014. Please see the offical job listing for further information.

 

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