Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, School of Science

2668 17671Position ID: XJTLU-APAM [#17671, 1675]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/06/10 11:59PMhelp popup (reviewing applications )
Position Description:    

Position Overview

Department: Department of Applied Mathematics
Academic Discipline: Mathematics
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Location: Suzhou Campus
Salary:  29,046 - 31,993RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 35,588RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in the post)
Position Open Date: 1st September 2021
Advertisement Closing Date: 10th June 2021
Contract Type: Fixed-Term, 3-year contract (renewable) and 3rd contract is open-ended.

University and Department Overview

Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn

The Department of Applied Mathematics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Our international department has 20 academic staff actively engaged in research in the analysis of differential equations, numerical analysis, optimisation as well as their applications. We seek individuals with a PhD in mathematics who will make a strong contribution to the research output of the department.  The department is currently looking to expand its research group in the analysis of differential equations and so preference will be given to specialists in this area.

Successful candidates will show commitment to a high standard of teaching at all levels. The department is involved in the delivery of three four-year undergraduate mathematics programmes as well as the provision of service teaching for other programmes within the university. At the postgraduate level, we offer a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct high-quality research, leading to publications in top journals.
  • Actively attract external research funding.
  • Supervise PhD students and undergraduate student projects.
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in English.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the department and school.

Personal Attributes
We are looking for future colleagues able to collaborate with others, with an active attitude for research, passionate about mathematics and able to conduct their academic duties in English.

Essential qualifications/experience:
  • A PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
  • Two years of full time postdoctoral experience with demonstrable teaching experience.
  • International experience in higher education.
Desirable qualifications/experience:
  • Experience in conducting research supported by national level research funds.
  • Experience in academic programme design and development.
  • Experience in supervision of students projects.

Compensation Package

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.

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 PRC work visa.

To Apply

Please use the following link to submit your application (Requisition ID 1675):


A complete application package must include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV, including date of birth and country of citizenship
  • Contact information for three references

All applications should be received by the closing date 10th June 2021.

For questions or inquiries about the position, please contact Head of Department of Applied  Mathematics, Dr. Alejandro Vidal-Lopez at Alejandro.Vidal@xjtlu.edu.cn

For general enquiries, please email the Recruiting Team at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID (1675) in your enquiry.

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Postal Mail:
Department of Applied Mathematics
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
111 Ren'ai Road
Suzhou Industrial Park
Jiangsu Province
P.R. China
Web Page: https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/

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