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Lecturer/Associate Professor

Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University – Department of Architecture

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 be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Candidates for the role of Associate Professor should also be able to demonstrate an appropriate record of research and publication. Preference may be given to candidates who can contribute expertise in architectural design and architectural studio education, architectural, environmental or construction science and technology, computer-aided architectural design, Chinese architectural history and theory, professional architectural practice in the Chinese context, but applications are invited in all areas of architecture. Applications for appointments as Visiting Lecturer or as Visiting Associate Professor (for half a year) in any of the above areas are welcome. Visiting staff are expected to perform less administrative and more studio teaching duties than non-visiting staff.

Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK and Chinese accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The university now has 5,000 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 of Architecture is a new and exciting architectural department with high ambitions. Combining East and West, it strives to provide the best of both perspectives in architectural design, appreciation and critique.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), 80km from Shanghai and connected by high speed rail and road links. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. It has experienced economic growth rates of over 30% for more than a decade. 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 21,840 – 26,760 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 27,165 – 37,085 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 and personal circumstances.

To apply: please visit our website at 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 for visiting positions should be accompanied by a proposal for a project that leads to the production of a peer-reviewed international publication, exhibition or an outcome of a comparative nature and standard, to be ready for dissemination by the end of the visiting appointment.

Applications should be received by 31st January 2012 (please quote reference ARCLAP1201 for full time / ARCVLA1201 for visiting). Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Acting Head of Department, Dr Thomas Fischer (

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