Applications are invited for the position of Director of the Language Centre at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). XJTLU is an English-language university, which has grown from an initial intake of 164 students in 2006 to 10,000 students today. It is an independent institution, with dual degree-awarding powers from the Chinese Ministry of Education and from the University of Liverpool.
The Language Centre (LC) provides English language training and study skills tuition for all undergraduate students at the university, particularly (but not only) in the first and second years of the Undergraduate degree, language support for Masters and PhD students, writing support through its Writing Centre, Chinese and Spanish language modules, as well as important initiatives to support and promote teaching developments within China. There are currently more than 160 staff in the LC, all of whom are qualified to at least Masters level. The LC has grown rapidly to become one of the most significant university-level English language centres in the world.
The new Director will offer a high level of strategic leadership to the Centre, ensuring that it plays a key role in the university’s key strategies and visions, including but not limited to the university's objective of becoming the most international university in China, and a commitment to developing students who are critical thinkers and future national and international leaders.
The application closing date is 1st May 2017. Interviews would take place two weeks later. Applications will be reviewed after received. Informal informational enquiries may be directed to Prof Andre Brown (email@example.com), Vice President for Academic Affairs.
XJTLU is located in the Science and Education Innovation District 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. 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. Our web site offers further information that would be of interest: