Professor and Head of Department of Mathematics

Ref: 2094

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Suzhou, China

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Role Managed by:

Pauline Lam

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

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Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) embodies a whole new way of being a global University, and is set to become the most international University in China. It is an English-language University located near Shanghai, which from an intake of 164 students in 2006 has already grown to around 7,000 students in Suzhou, with a further 2,600 studying in Liverpool. By 2018, the University will have over 10,000 on campus students. An independent University with dual degree awarding powers from the Chinese Ministry of Education and from the University of Liverpool, XJTLU’s overarching vision is to be a research-led international University in China and a Chinese University recognised internationally.

The breath-taking pace of the University’s growth and its international reputation for innovation and high-quality education, its phenomenal capital developments, its home in the economic powerhouse of Suzhou Industrial park (SIP – part of the fourth largest centre of economic activity in the whole of China), the exceptional calibre of its student body and highly international academic staff, and continued collaboration with its original parents (the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University) together make this vision entirely credible.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences – aspiring to establish an international reputation for its applied research in the field – currently has around 55 staff and over 2,000 students and offers programme from undergraduate to PhD level. Academic staff within the Department are internationally recognised for their high quality research outputs in a number of areas of modern mathematics and the Department is recognized for its growing research strength and inter-disciplinarity with other departments across the University.

The University is now seeking to appoint a new Professor within the Department of Mathematical Sciences, who will also assume the role of Head of Department. The new Head will be instrumental in ensuring the continued development of existing strengths in financial mathematics and of developing further internal collaborations with related disciplines, such as computer science and business, economics and management. He/she will strengthen the Department’s broader research interests in the area of applied mathematics and ensure continued programme development that reflects both students’ needs and current market trends. The University welcomes applications from those candidates with cross-disciplinary expertise in areas cognizant to the Department. Those individuals with expertise in the area of financial mathematics are particularly welcome.

Applications should consist of a full CV detailing professional qualifications, full employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria in the Person Specification, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role. These can be uploaded at quoting reference 2094.

Applications will be reviewed by the University and shortlisted candidates will be invited to first-round interview via video conference. The preferred candidate(s) will subsequently be invited for formal interviews and campus visits prior to receiving a formal offer thereafter.