Professor of Chemistry

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
50,039 – negotiable RMB/month + Other Benefits
November 25 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

DEPARTMENT: Chemistry / School of Sciences 
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Chemistry material science 
POSITION TITLE: Professor of Chemistry  
LOCATION: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
SALARY: 50,039 – negotiable RMB/month; 
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: until filled (closing date January 31st 2022)
JOB ID: 2448
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

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
The Chemistry Department was first established in 2010. The Department currently delivers one undergraduate BSc programme in ‘Applied Chemistry’ and one Master programme ‘MRes in Advanced Chemistry’. In 2017 our BSc in Applied Chemistry programme was accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the first RSC accreditation of its kind in China.
The Department of Chemistry invites strong applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the specialised area of Covalent Organic Frameworks for clean energy applications.

•    To teach undergraduate and graduate students
•    To maintain active research and obtain research funding 
•    To carry out various administrative duties related to university teaching and research (e.g. Research Officer, Lab Safety Officer, and Examination Officer)
•    To supervise graduate students and support teaching and research staff
•    To establish an innovative and well-funded research group that is open to interdisciplinary collaboration. 

•    Effective communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English
•    Problem-solving/creativity 
•    Adaptability and flexibility
•    Professionalism and work ethic
•    Interpersonal abilities to manage a research team
•    Positive attitude and energy
•    Diversity / Sensitivity
The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in Chemistry sciences or a related discipline and should demonstrate appropriate teaching experience/potentials and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications.
Candidates should be working at the forefront of chemistry and have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their fields and a successful record of research funding.

In addition to the base salary, members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s education, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances. 
Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.  Please be advised candidates over 65 may be not eligible for a work visa from the PRC.
Please submit your applications online
Requisition ID: 2448

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes the following three parts in the order:
•    A cover letter 
•    A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
•    Contact details for three referees 

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above. Informal enquiries about the positions and the department may be addressed to the Head of Department, Prof. Chris Gwenin (Email: Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR at Ms Lidan Yang, Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.