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Westlake University invites Applications for Teaching Faculty Positions

Employer
Westlake University
Location
Hangzhou, Zhejiang (CN)
Salary
Internationally competitive salary and fringe benefits
Closing date
Jan 30, 2022

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Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Other, Education
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
Organization Type
Academia
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Job Details

Westlake University is a new type of non-profit research-oriented university in the People's Republic of China, supported by public and private funding. At Westlake, we strive for excellence in advanced research and nourish talented change-makers while remaining small and refined to ensure research and education quality.

Our three schools, School of Life Sciences, School of Science, and School of Engineering, focus on selected natural and life sciences and engineering disciplines, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration. Our goal is to cultivate generations of talent that dare to step into the unknown and are willing to take social responsibility.

Westlake University is currently accepting multiple applications from high-level talent for teaching faculty positions to expand the university's professional teaching force further and establish a high-level teaching system aligned with the university's mission and goals. The specific job responsibilities and qualifications are as follows:

1. TEACHING FACULTY POSITIONS IN ENGLISH (ESL)

Number of Openings: 3

Responsibilities:

  • Develop global standard English curricula and courses; create a standardized evaluation system for the assessment of students’ English ability.
  • Teach doctoral and future undergraduate students’ English courses, and assist students in developing English skills using an integrated and creative approach.
  • Maintain current professional best practices in ESL teaching methods and technology through active learning and self-training.
  • Ensure sufficient office hours to assist students in regular consultation, and the use of library resources, online databases, and other information resources.
  • Organize or participate in other teaching-related and English-related activities on campus.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or acquire a strong familiarity with Westlake University; strong professional ethics and sense of dedication in teaching which personally aligns with Westlake University’s missions and goals. Passionate about teaching English with extensive theoretical and practical experience.
  • Master’s degree or above (Ph.D. preferred) in TESOL/TEFL, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field.
  • Applicants with advanced degrees in other fields who have obtained a TESOL/TEFL certificate and have extensive experience teaching ESL students will also be considered.
  • Three or more years of university-level ESL teaching experience.
  • Two or more years of experience teaching English as a second language (in non-native English-speaking countries).
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.

2. TEACHING FACULTY POSITIONS IN HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Number of Openings: 5

Responsibilities:

  • Develop global standard curricula and courses in humanities and social sciences.
  • Teach doctoral and future undergraduate students’ courses in humanities and social sciences (mostly in English).
  • Ensure sufficient office hours to assist students in regular consultation.
  • Organize or participate in other teaching and cultural activities on campus.

Qualifications:

 

  • Possess or acquire a strong familiarity with Westlake University; strong professional ethics and sense of dedication in teaching which personally aligns with Westlake University’s missions and goals. Passionate about teaching humanities and social sciences with extensive theoretical and practical experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver a creative curriculum.
  • Ph.D. degree in Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines (areas related to literature, philosophy, history, economics, sociology are preferred).
  • Applicants with overseas education/teaching experience and a demonstrated competence in bilingual teaching will be given preference.
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.

3. TEACHING FACULTY POSITIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Number of Openings: 3

Responsibilities:

  • Develop global standard PE curricula and courses, and develop the sports culture on campus.
  • Teach PE courses to doctoral and future undergraduate students of all majors; invite and contact elite athletes and coaches to offer special PE courses.
  • Coach the university’s sports teams and organize PE tests for students.
  • Provide guidance for the university’s sports clubs, coordinate and organize various university sports activities, and assist in the construction of sports venues and facilities.
  • Ensure sufficient office hours to assist students in regular consultation.
  • Organize or participate in other PE teaching and cultural events on campus.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or acquire a strong familiarity with Westlake University; strong professional ethics and sense of dedication in teaching which personally aligns with Westlake University’s missions and goals. Passionate about physical education with extensive theoretical and practical experience.
  • Excellent ranking in national sports competitions or above, or a master or equivalent degree in sports, physical education, or other closely related fields (A Ph.D. degree, National Athlete Certificate of First-Class Level or above, university-level PE teaching experience, or bi-lingual teaching experience are preferred).
  • Strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills.

4. TEACHING FACULTY POSITION IN PSYCHOLOGY

Number of Openings: 1

Responsibilities:

  • Develop bilingual psychology curricula for doctoral and future undergraduate students according to the requirements of national and governmental regulations, teach mental health courses to doctoral and future undergraduate students.
  • Provide individual/group psychological counseling.
  • Maintain current professional best practices in psychological counseling  and teaching through active learning and self-training.
  • Organize mental health activities for students, faculty and staff.
  • Organize or participate in other psychology-related activities on campus.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or acquire a strong familiarity with Westlake University; strong professional ethics and sense of dedication in teaching which personally aligns with Westlake University’s missions and goals. Ph.D. degree in psychology or closely related fields obtained from a leading Chinese or international university.
  • Great professional knowledge and academic competency, experienced in teaching mental health courses, familiar with the characters and patterns of university students’ mental health issues.
  • Certifications or licenses in psychological counseling, able to spot and intervene in mental health risks and provide individual and group psychological counseling.
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills; comfortable to teach in both English and Chinese.

5. TEACHING FACULTY POSITIONS IN MATHEMATICS

Number of Openings: 3

Responsibilities:

  • Develop global standard curricula and courses in mathematics.
  • Teach introductory math courses to future non-math major undergraduate students (in English).
  • Design and teach elective math courses to doctoral and future senior undergraduate students majoring in Physics and Engineering (in English).
  • Enhance student motivation and interest in mathematics.
  • Support students’ learning and provide individualized assistance; ensure sufficient office hours to assist students in regular consultation; provide training and guidance to teaching assistants.
  • Organize and participate in other math teaching activities on campus.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or acquire a strong familiarity with Westlake University; strong professional ethics and sense of dedication in teaching which personally aligns with Westlake University’s missions and goals. Passionate about teaching mathematics with extensive theoretical and practical experience.
  • Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or a closely related field obtained from a leading Chinese or international university.
  • Experienced in teaching introductory courses on topics such as calculus, linear algebra, and statistics in English; teaching experience in additional courses such as differential equation (ODE and PDE), mathematical modeling, mathematical physics methods, stochastic process, numerical analysis, and abstract algebra is preferred.
  • Strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills.

6. TEACHING FACULTY POSITIONS IN PHYSICS

Number of openings: 2

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach introductory physics courses for undergraduate students majoring in Science and Engineering (all courses shall be taught in English, including lab classes).
  • Enhance students’ motivation and interest in physics.
  • Support students’ learning and provide individualized assistance; ensure sufficient office hours to assist students in regular consultation; provide training and guidance to teaching assistants.
  • Organize and participate in other physics teaching activities on campus.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or acquire a strong familiarity with Westlake University; strong professional ethics and sense of dedication in teaching which personally aligns with Westlake University’s missions and goals. Passionate about teaching physics with extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
  • Ph.D. degree in Physics or a closely related field obtained from a leading Chinese or international university.
  • Experienced in teaching introductory physics courses in world-leading universities with demonstrated ability to teach in English.
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.

7. TEACHING FACULTY POSITION IN CHEMISTRY

Number of Openings: 1

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach introductory chemistry courses (including lab courses) for future undergraduate students majoring in Science and Engineering (in English).
  • Enhance students’ motivation and interest in chemistry.
  • Support students’ learning and provide individualized assistance; ensure sufficient office hours to assist students in regular consultation; provide training and guidance to teaching assistants.
  • Organize and participate in other chemistry teaching activities on campus.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or acquire a strong familiarity with Westlake University; strong professional ethics and sense of dedication in teaching which personally aligns with Westlake University’s missions and goals. Passionate about teaching chemistry with extensive theoretical and practical experience.
  • Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related field obtained from a leading Chinese or international university.
  • Three or more years of teaching experience in chemistry at world-leading universities in China or abroad with demonstrated ability to teach in English.
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.

WHAT WE OFFER:

Westlake University offers an internationally competitive salary, an attractive benefits package, and comprehensive insurance coverage.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS:

To apply, please send the following documents in English as a single PDF file to teaching_faculty@westlake.edu.cn :

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy
  • Course description and syllabus for a proposed introductory undergraduate course
  • A list of at least three professional references with complete contact information

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Outstanding short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Interviews will continue until all positions are filled.

Westlake University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all ethnic backgrounds and countries.

Company

Westlake Center for Genome Editing Founded at Hangzhou, China in 2018, Westlake University is a new type of non-profit research-oriented university, creating a stimulating, world-class environment for research and education in science, engineering and technology, and life sciences.

Westlake Center for Genome Editing is a newly established research center at Westlake University, aiming to develop novel technologies for genome editing applications. Zhiwei Huang is the director of the center, and the Yunqi Chair Professor at the School of Life Sciences.

The research directions of the center include: Novel genome editing approaches; Delivery systems for genome editing; Genome editing at the organismal level; Genome editing-related DNA damage repair.

The center is now recruiting research staff, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants!

Find Us
Website
Telephone
0571-85271239
Location
No. 18 Shilongshan Road, Cloud Town, Xihu District
Hangzhou
Non US or Canada
310000
China
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