LINGUIST List 32.3356

Mon Oct 25 2021

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Assistant/Associate Professor in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics, 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 Linguistics/Applied Linguistics, 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 Linguistics/Applied Linguistics

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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 seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Assistant/Associate Professor with excellent research, teaching, and supervision qualifications who will contribute to the department’s research profile in one of the following areas: Corpus Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and/or Cognitive Linguistics. We welcome applications from candidates interested in interdisciplinarity and collaboration within the Department and School. Please see for details of our existing colleagues and research strengths.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The appointee will be expected to contribute to the department’s research profile and should have an excellent track record of publication in their research area, appropriate to their stage of career. An ability and willingness to contribute to or lead collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects would be a strong advantage.

In terms of teaching, the successful candidate must be able to contribute widely to the Undergraduate Programme, including in least three of the following: Introduction to Linguistics: Grammar, Introduction to Linguistics: Discourse, English as a Global Language, History of English, Sounds of English, Language and Society, Semantics and Pragmatics, and Language and Gender. A contribution to academic administration will also be expected.

- A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related discipline is essential
- A strong track record or high potential of research, 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 listed below.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
HRBP Wenwen Ke

Page Updated: 25-Oct-2021