Our client is the largest international joint venture university in China. Strategically located in the Science and Education Innovation District of Suzhou Industrial Park, home to one-fifth of the world’s Fortune 500 companies, giving them unrivalled business connections and opportunities for industry collaboration in one of the most vibrant centres of business activity worldwide.
Established with an intake of just 160 students, and less than 200 staff, now in their 10-year anniversary, and already recognised globally in world rankings, they number nearly 10,000 students and over 1,000 staff coming from 50 different countries, and will be growing to 17,000 students and over 1,600 staff.
Being a game changer in the field of Higher Education in China, and with their vision to become a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features in learning and teaching, research, social service, and education management; they are seeking a Teaching Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow in Product/Industrial Design with teaching for the Department of Urban Planning and Design for a September 2018 start.
The Department of Industrial Design offers globally competitive design programmes at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, with a focus on educating designers in both a Chinese and international context. Research areas within the department include but are not limited to Design Methodologies, Interaction Design, Design for Additive Manufacturing, Design Anthropology, Ergonomics, and User-Centered Design.
As the Teaching Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow in Product/Industrial Design with teaching, you will contribute to teaching in 2nd and 3rd level studio modules (Year 1 and 2 of a UK University degree) on Human Needs: Scales and Proportions, Design Expressions as well as other studio-based modules in the department.
To be successful in your role, you should have a PhD (or be in the process of completion of a PhD) in Industrial Design or related fields and/or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Good language skills in English, and be able to teach in English, the language of instruction at the university. You will be expected to teach in your area of specialisation on both individual and group projects, and to be actively engaged in the learning and teaching environment of the department and to participate in the administration and development of the department of Industrial Design.
You need flexibility, energy, commitment to collaboration, and have an enthusiasm for the pace, dynamism and global ambition which characterises a research led university.
In return you will work in a truly international institution that is at the forefront of the latest research in the world, in a leading centre of excellence in China that encourages creativity, uniqueness, and diversity.
The salary range for the Lecturer positions (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US system) is 26,454 – 32,412 RMB/month, and for Associate Professor is 32,904 – 38,894 RMB/month. In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses.
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Initial interviews will be carried out either face-to-face in Shanghai or via skype with Education Recruitment Experts, with successful candidates having a secondary interview with our client's Head of Urban Planning and Vice President of Academic Affairs.