Lecturer / Associate Professor / Senior Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Location: Suzhou - China

Salary: See advert.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th May 2019
Expires: 15th July 2019
Job Ref: 995407


DEPARTMENT: Computer Science and Software Engineering

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Computer Science and Software Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Lecturer, Associate Professor or Senior Associate Professor


SALARY: Salary is based on experience and qualification.

The scales for salary are: 

Lecturer 5: 27,115-29,866 (with the opportunity to go to 33,222 based on performance and evaluations)

Associate Professor:  33,726-36,377 (with the opportunity to go to 39,867 based on performance and evaluations)

Senior Associate Professor 40,471-42,887 (with the opportunity to go to 46,041 based on performance and evaluations)


ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2019 (or until the positions are filled based on a rolling-basis interview if necessary) 

JOB ID:  995407



Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution and the first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for all programmes. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The University now has over 10,000 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 PhD student numbers on campus.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Suzhou has been ranked the 74th most liveable city in the 2018 Global Liveability Index. Additionally, it is 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, and the SIP has a higher GDP per capita than the UK. 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 is a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools.

CSSE aims to provide its students with a solid theoretical foundation which is coupled with strong emphasis on practical applications and implications. The academic members are actively engaged in research of international quality. The Department has been successful in attracting funding from local, provincial, national and international funding bodies. It currently offers two undergraduate programmes: 1) BEng Computer Science and Technology, and 2) BSc Information and Computing Science, and contributes significantly to four further undergraduate programmes: 1) BSc Information Management and Information Systems, 2) BEng Digital Multimedia Technology, 3) Digital Media Arts, and 4) BSc Bioinformatics. Its postgraduate provision includes: 1) MSc Applied Informatics, 2) MRes Computer Science, 3) MSc Financial Computing, and 4) MSc Social Computing. The Department currently has approximately 1000 undergraduate, 100 masters and 30 PhD students on campus. 


Applications are invited for Lecturer / Associate Professor / Senior Associate Professor positions in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). The successful applicant will have expertise for teaching and research in financial computing, social computing, big data and artificial intelligence as well as general areas of computer science (e.g. programming, databases, networking, operating systems and IT project management). Applicants will have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Candidates for the position of Associate Professor / Senior Associate Professor will also have strong experience in teaching and academic supervision, an international research profile in their field and a successful record of research funding. Experience in curriculum development would be advantageous. The successful candidate will teach typically two modules per year (i.e. one module per semester) and engage actively in research in addition to administrative responsibilities.


  • Self-motivated
  • Strong team player
  • Proactive and flexible


  • A PhD in computer science or a closely aligned discipline is required or expected to receive shortly.
  • For non-Chinese applicants, two years, full time, same subject teaching in a college/university after the highest degree is required by the Chinese work permit policy.


  • Professional memberships such as BCS, IET, ACM, IEE and HEA
  • Strong knowledge / experience in international higher education.
  • Substantial experience in externally funded research. 


Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s educational, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances. 


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 55 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.


Please send your application to AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. In the subject line write the Positon you are applying for and quote the job ID number for reference.

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 

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Staff Management Team at AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.

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