Lecturer/Associate Professor of Wearable Technologies, Cultural Heritage and Design, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University China

Lecturer/Associate Professor: Wearable Technologies, Cultural Heritage & Design, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Design.

Department of Industrial Design

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The Department of Industrial Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China offers a position at Lecturer (in the British and Chinese sense) or Associate Professor.

Applicants for the position should have expertise in two or more of the following: Industrial Design, Wearable Technologies, Cultural Heritage & Design, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Design. Preferably they have experience with applying (and developing) innovative teaching and learning techniques for design education. Ideally they will be able to fulfill a senior role in research as well as contributing to teaching and management.

Candidates should be able to produce high quality research, contributing to the further development of our research themes Interactive Experience, Innovative Engineering Design, Cultural Creative Design, and Digital Design and Manufacturing. They will have, a PhD. Candidates for the position of Associate Professor should also be able to demonstrate an international research profile in their fields and a successful record of research funding. 

Successful applicants might contribute to two to four of the following modules at the Department of Industrial Design: User Research, Human Computer Interaction, Service Design, Human Needs, Concept Generation & Interaction, Design Communication, Business Strategy & Ethics, Design Visualization, and the Final Year Project.

The Department of Industrial Design

The Department of Industrial Design of XJTLU was established in 2013 and is growing rapidly. It focuses on human-centered product and systems designs that enable people to live desirable futures. The department educates creative industrial designers who understand China’s ongoing cultural, social, and economic transformation. The department offers an interdisciplinary and dynamic working environment that encourages initiative and leadership.

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

XJTLU is a young and independent university that offers dual UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese Ministry of Education (XJTLU) accredited undergraduate degrees. It is known as the foremost Sino-Anglo university in China. XJTLU embraces a research-led vision and invests in research development and the expansion of PhD, Master’s, and international student numbers. Being an international university, all programs are delivered in English.


XJTLU is based in Suzhou, which is one of China’s main manufacturing bases for high-tech products. Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) is an economic growth zone in which nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies are active. There are many opportunities for collaboration with these companies. Suzhou is also a famous tourist destination and provides an excellent quality of life. It is located in the Yangtze River Delta and is only 25 minutes away from Shanghai by train.


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 submit your application at: http://job.xjtlu.edu.cn (appropriate apply button in job listing). Upload your CV and cover letter (in English) and complete an Applicant Information form and Equal Opportunities Form. Please also sent us two examples of syllabi for modules you taught or developed.

The cover letter outlines your interest and includes a research and a teaching statement. In your research statement, please include the following topics: plans for developing a funded research programme, benefits to your academic career from being located in China. In your teaching statement, please describe your vision of how to prepare students for the future, your experience with interdisciplinary collaboration, and philosophy teaching Chinese and international students.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions have been filled.  A first round of interviews is planned for January (please quote reference 995368). Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department, Dr. Derrick Tate (d.tate@xjtlu.edu.cn).

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