LINGUIST List 32.3322

Fri Oct 22 2021

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Assistant/Associate Professor in Multilingualism, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 22-Oct-2021
From: Wenwen Ke <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Assistant/Associate Professor in Multilingualism, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China
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University or Organization: Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Job Location: Suzhou, China
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Multilingualism

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Multilingualism

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Assistant Professor: 29,046-31,993RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 35,588RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)
Associate Professor: 36,127–38,967 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 42,705 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)

University 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

Department Overview:
The Department of Applied Linguistics is a research-intensive environment with two MA programmes: the MA in TESOL and MA in Applied Linguistics (with a Specialisation in Multilingualism), and also contributes a Linguistics pathway on four UG programmes. We are also currently developing an Applied Linguistics Research Laboratory.

The Department of Applied Linguistics seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Assistant/Associate Professor with excellent research, teaching, and supervision qualifications who will contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching on multilingualism for MA Applied Linguistics with Specialisation in Multilingualism. A special emphasis will be given to documented research experience in multilingualism.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the department’s research profile. The successful candidate will also be expected to deliver lectures and seminars in topics across our linguistics curricula, and to supervise PhD students. The candidate will be expected to teach modules in the new MA, including Introduction to Multilingualism, and Multilingualism in Society, and other modules related to applied linguistic, sociolinguistic and educational aspects of multilingualism. A contribution to academic administration will also be expected.

- A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Applied Linguistics, Bi/Multilingualism, or a related discipline is essential.
- A strong track record or high potential of research in multilingualism in broad sense, appropriate to stage of career is essential.
- Experience of teaching in a Higher Education environment is essential
- Experience of teaching and supervision at the Postgraduate level is highly desirable
- Experience of Technology Enhanced Learning is desirable.
- Evidenced teaching excellence is desirable.

Applications must be submitted via the application link below 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; Please also include information about courses taught
- Contact Details for Three References

For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of the Department Dr Penelope Scott at Informal enquiries may be addressed to HRBP Wenwen Ke at the email address below.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
HRBP Wenwen Ke

Page Updated: 22-Oct-2021