Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering
University of Leeds Joint School of Engineering
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering (Teaching and Research or Teaching and Scholarship)

The University of Leeds and Southwest Jiaotong University have established the SWJTU – Leeds Joint School at the SWJTU campus in Chengdu, China. Having delivered 4 undergraduate taught programmes successfully (in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering with Transport and Computer Science), both universities now wish to grow the Joint School to deliver further Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes, and establish a thriving research and student exchange community. A new undergraduate programme in Materials Science and Engineering will be launched in September 2023.

We are looking to recruit two enthusiastic and motivated individuals with interests in teaching with research or scholarship, and disciplinary expertise in Materials Science and Engineering. We are looking for the knowledge, experience and creativity needed to apply innovative modes of course delivery both online and offline in Chengdu, China. If you are interested in research, you will also be looking to build your research career internationally, exploring relationships and partnerships in Chengdu with a view to developing a collaborative research portfolio.

To achieve this, you will work full-time in Chengdu over approximately 2 teaching semesters per year (approximately 20 weeks). As well as delivering your course material, this extended stay in Chengdu will allow you to develop your scholarship or research ideas and the strong relationships you’ll need to start international collaborations, feeding this through into your teaching practice and improving the student experience. With this ability to collaborate effectively and to motivate and inspire learners, you will become a valued academic member of the SWJTU – Leeds Joint School, where you will create and lead innovation in education and research and help introduce new forms of learning.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

, Pro-Dean of the SWJTU-Leeds Joint School


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: South-West Jiaotong University (SWJTU) / University of Leeds
School/Institute: Joint School of Engineering
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary: £35,333 to £51,805 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Tuesday 03 January 2023
Closing Date: Thursday 02 February 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: SWJTU1010

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