Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor/Director of Studies (DOS) for English Language Centre (ELC)

发布单位:伯明翰大学联合学院 发布时间:2023-10-26


Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor/Director of Studies (DOS) for English Language Centre (ELC)


Panyu Campus, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China


Full Time

Lecturer-Professor: February and August 2024

DOS: August 2024


Brief introduction of J-BJI:

Jinan University (JNU), established in 1906, located in the historical and modern city of Guangzhou, is a leading Chinese university, and one of the 211 Prestigiousuniversities in China. We have an international outlook and over 50,000 students. 17 subject areas at Jinan University are ranked in the top 1% on the ESI ranking scale. These 17 subject area are evaluated highly by the Ministry of Education.

The University of Birmingham (UoB) is a public research university located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is a founding member of both the Russell Groupof British research universities and the International Network of Research Universities, Universitas 21.. UoB is ranked amongst the top 100 universities globally. It is ranked 15th in the UK in the Guardian league table, and its Mathematics is ranked 5th in the UK in the Guardian league table. 

Jinan University- University of Birmingham Joint Institute (J-BJI)

J-BJI at Jinan University is a Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schoolsorganization approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2016. Currently, J-BJI offers four undergraduate programs: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Information Computing Science, Economic Statistics, and Economics. The four programs offered by the Joint Institute focus on integrating knowledge with application, the cultivation of mathematical and economic professionals in cross- disciplinarily fields, and excellence in the fields of social science and natural science. The primary aim of these programs is to cultivate high-level talents who are equipped with solid mathematical skills, global vision, strong competitiveness and innovation, and English language proficiency.

The Joint Institute welcomes high caliber faculty from diverse backgrounds from around the world to join us and establish a top-tier joint institute in China.  


Candidates should

¨ For the Professor and Associate Professor post, and DOS, hold a PhD degree in English language teaching or applied linguistics, with extensive experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in English language and/or linguistics and/or education.

¨ For the Assistant Professor post, hold a PhD degree in English language teaching or applied linguistics, with some experience at least at undergraduate in English language and/or linguistics and/or education.

¨ For the Lecturer position, hold a Master degree in a Applied Linguistics or TESOL-related area.

¨ For all positions, have proven record of teaching excellence, and relevant experience in teaching EAP, ESP and content-based courses at tertiary level

¨ For all positions, have excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities (Lecturer-Professor, depending on level of appointment) include

¨ teaching English for Academic Purposes courses (including IELTS)

¨ teaching language-related content courses

¨ designing language learning materials (curriculm development)

¨ hosting workshops and seminars on specific topics in English

¨ reviewing and revising administrative documents and publications

¨ tutoring and consultation

¨ administrative assignments

¨ completing other related work assigned by Joint Institute.


Responsibilities DOS

· In conjunction with Board of Directors (BoD) recruit qualified teachers who fit the ethos of JBJI;

· In conjunction with Administration staff, schedule teaching and Clinic (student consultation) hours for each teacher;

· Observe each teacher’s class once every semester; prepare reports on these observations for BoD;

· Oversee student evaluation of teachers; prepare reports on these for BoE;

· Chair ELC semestral Exam Boards; present results to university-wide Exam Board;

· Monitor students’ official IELTS results; produce a report on these for teachers and BoD on a semestral basis;

· Attend BoD meetings as required;

· Attend JNU, UoB, and JBJI meetings as required;

· Develop and modify as required long-term plans for the improvement of English language provision at JBJI.


Salary and Fringe Benefits (in accordance with level of appointment):

Attractive salary and benefits corresponding to the position will be provided based on the applicant's academic and teaching level.

Application Procedure:

Please send your full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, recent teaching-related information such as teaching evaluations, and at least 3 references by email to birmingham@jnu.edu.cn. At least one of your reference should be from your current/last place of work.  Interviews will be held from January 2024 on.

This recruitment is valid for a long period of time and the Closing date for this year is November 20, 2023.