Position: Faculty Positions,
Position Information: Open Rank
Academic Discipline: Digital Media Arts, Film Production and Management, TV and Stream Media Production, Cultural and Creative Industry Studies
In 2006 Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
(XJTLU) was created by the
With a focus on innovative learning and teaching, and research, XJTLU
draws on the strengths of its parent universities, and plays a pivotal role in
facilitating access to
For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn.
Building on the core values of the university, the Academy brings together the areas of media, creativity and technology within the context of society to establish an international cultural ecosystem, driven by knowledge generation to advance industry and shape future society.
The aim of the AFCT is to be a community academy serving the alliance of industry and society through:
·Establishing cultural creativity programmes designed to engage, motivate and inspire societies participation.
·Equipping AFCT staff with the tools required to enable them to work with people of all backgrounds, talents and potential.
·Empowering a social, cultural and creative impact model that provides a win win situation for industry, communities and society as a whole.
The School of Film and Television
Arts was built on the departmental strengths in communication and culture.
With the addition of training in making creative content and arts, the School
has been constantly developing a mix of practice, research, creativity and
industry engagement with the cultural and creative industry sectors in
The position seeks individuals who will echo these values and are passionate about undergraduate and graduate student engagement. The School seeks members who can model the excitement of engagement, discovery, and creativity and who are committed to education as an integrated and transformational process.
Successful applicants are likely to have academic and/or industry experience directly related to Film and Video Production, Digital Media Arts, Animation, Visual Effects and/or Interactive Design projects, and areas related to cultural and creative industries. They will be able to demonstrate practical knowledge and understanding of the processes related to one or more of these areas. We are open to applicants who present themselves with high relevance to these areas, which will be examined at interview. Successful applicant will work alongside existing staff whose expertise are geared towards Media and Entertainment industry within SoFTA, and areas of cultural technology within other areas in the Academy.
We are looking for future colleagues who can:
·Understand and have an entrepreneur and innovative mindset, in line with the ethos of the Academy.
·Coordinate and deliver high-quality teaching to undergraduate and graduate students across a range of digital media arts, television production, filmmaking and Cultural/Creative subject areas, as evidenced by peers, students and external examiners.
·Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.
·Provide administrative service to the School, the University and its stakeholders.
·Maintain a sustained record of successful PhD supervision.
·Work collaboratively with relevant School(s), Academy, College and University entities to identify opportunities for meaningful and genuine partnership and successful impact-creation for research.
·Conduct high-quality industry-enhanced research and consultancy contracts, evidenced by contribution that output makes to industry, the economy, society, environment or culture, beyond the contribution to academic research.
·Maintain good, sustained, and successful research grants with impact measured by publications in leading journals and other research outputs.
·Create, develop and manage successful research partnerships with industry, academic institutions, and other external organisations.
·Support innovative cross-disciplinary research in line with the Entrepreneur College (Taicang) research themes, and become an ambassador for the School for the promotion of cross-boundary research and teaching activities.
·Manage the media production output of projects within the School or with industry partners, both within the curriculum and in extra-curricular activity approved by the School
·Supervise and/or advise on creative projects
·Engage actively with new educational models and embrace innovative, interactive, technology-enhanced learning, teaching, and assessment approaches; understand and have an entrepreneur and innovative mindset in line with College ethos.
·Contribute to the school’s teaching development through mentoring and supporting early career academics (Associate Professor and above).
·Undertake any other appropriate tasks assigned by the Entrepreneur College or University through the Dean of School or College Senior Management Team.
Successful applicants are expected to have:
·A PhD degree/MFA in areas such as: Digital Media Arts, Film Production and Management, TV and Stream Media Production, Cultural and Creative Industry Studies or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of professional practice and engagement;
·Self-motivated for innovative teaching.
·Clear understanding of the philosophy and concept of Syntegrative Education (SE).
·Demonstrable past teaching/industry experiences or practices aligned with Syntegrative Education (SE).
·Knowledge of emerging technologies such as VR, AR.
·A commitment to Continual Professional Development in all areas of the role as an academic at the university.
·Ability to work, teach and research in English
·Strong team-work spirit.
·A good track record of engagement with business and industry.
·University-level teaching experience.
·Relevant industry experience.
·Exhibition/show planning and curation
·Appropriate research experience, including working with industry, for the corresponding academic position level.
·Experience in intensive teaching and problem-based learning, and a willingness to be innovative in teaching practices.
·An institutional builder, able to work with wider disciplines across the Taicang campus.
·For non-Chinese applicants, two years, full time, same subject teaching in a college/university is required by the Chinese work permit policy.
For Digital Media Arts Specialisms, also
·Proficient working knowledge of Digital Media Arts-related software, e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, 2D/3D Multimedia Authoring Applications, After Effect, Maya, Interactive Content Developing Tools.
·The ability to teach creative design processes for Digital Media Arts students.
·Knowledge of design management and practical
opportunities for aspiring motion designers.
For Film and TV Production Specialisms, also
·Proficient working knowledge of editing, cinematography, lighting or/ directing, screening and creative writing.
·Creative approaches to teaching TV studio production, filmmaking, producing, directing, and storytelling with an emphasis on short film production
·Knowledge of film and TV cinematography,
lighting, film arts and aesthetics
For Cultural and Creative Industries specialisms, also
·Knowledge and skills of film, TV and stream media producing, and specialised in production management, marketing, branding, distribution.
·Experiences in areas such as film, media and game production, management, operation, marketing.
·Knowledge of areas such as cultural tourism, heritage, policy, ethics, entrepreneurship, economics.
CITIZENSHIP AND VISA REGULATIONS
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 in the P.R. China.
1.Clear career development path with annual review.
2.Professional development trainings are provided.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
SALARY: Competitive salary in the market
1.Allowance: XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances as
2.Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU staff and family members. (details refer to the University Policy)
·Statutory Holidays (11 days)
·Annual Leave (36 days)
·Family Matters Leave
·Paid Sick Leave
4.Working visa and residence permit in
XJTLU sponsors working visa and residence permit in
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application on our university website: https://career15.sapsf.cn/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2262&company=xjtlu
Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts
in the order of:
? A cover letter
? A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
? Contact Details for Three References
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email to Acting Dean of the School and Associate Dean of the Academy, Prof Evelyn Li-Chuan MAI at Evelyn.Mai@xjtlu.edu.cn or to HRBP on Mingyu.Yuan @xjtlu.edu.cn.