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Full-time Lecturer Position in Academic Writing and Intellectual Breadth

Institution: University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI)

Location: Shanghai

Department: Liberal Arts Division

Deadline: Open until filled

Start Date: Fall 2018 (Starting September 1)

Website: umji.sjtu.edu.cn

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The Liberal Arts Division (LAD) at UM-SJTU JI, located in Shanghai, China invites applications for multiple full-time lecturer positions in Academic Writing and Intellectual Breadth.

The position offers an exciting opportunity to teach some of the highest-achieving students in China while living in Shanghai, a world-class, cosmopolitan metropolis. The successful candidate will contribute directly to the continuing development of a young liberal arts program in collaboration with an energetic and diverse community of faculty members.

The UM-SJTU JI is an English-based higher education institute founded in 2006, in collaboration between the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Both partner universities are fully committed to developing JI as a world-class institute for engineering education. In 2014, JI was the first Chinese institution to win the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education—one of the highest honors in international higher education. In a short time, JI has become an exemplary model of Sino-American educational collaboration.

Academic Writing courses are sequenced over the Fall and Spring trimesters and aim to teach students the principles, conventions, and styles of Academic Writing. Essay assignments focus on critical thinking skills, the multi-draft writing process, and academic research across a variety of genres and disciplines. The LAD values diversity and innovation, and individual lecturers are encouraged to develop their own courses based on subjects and texts within their own fields of research.

Intellectual Breadth  courses encompass a variety of non-engineering disciplines including Literature, History, and Creative Writing. This coursework is equivalent to what is often called “general education” and it serves a critical function in broadening the intellectual horizons of our high-achieving students.

JI operates on a trimester schedule, and the successful candidate is expected to teach six courses a year. The anticipated teaching ratio for this position is 4 AW and 2 IB courses, two courses per trimester, scheduled approximately as follows:

A 13-week Fall trimester, mid-September to early December

A 10-week, accelerated Spring trimester, late-February to late-April

A 14-week Summer trimester, mid-May to early August

Due to the irregularity of Chinese and American holidays, JI’s Winter vacation lasts from early December to late-February, and Summer vacation lasts from early August to mid-September.

Responsibilities

  • Teach Academic Writing courses and Intellectual Breadth courses depending on qualifications, institutional needs, and faculty interest
  • Prepare and conduct lectures, design homework, and supervise examinations
  • Maintain office hours
  • Guide Teaching Assistants for recitation classes and grading
  • Maintain a course website containing teaching materials and relevant course information
  • Participate in program development and other common non-teaching, service duties

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of experience and disciplinary background
  • Two years of full-time or equivalent university teaching experience in Academic Writing
  • Experience designing a self-standing, evidence-based, Academic Writing course
  • Interest or experience in China and/or in working with Chinese students

Additional Qualifications Welcome but Not Required

  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in relevant discipline
  • Experience teaching advanced non-native English speakers
  • Experience teaching engineering students

Benefits

  • Competitive starting salary, based on education and experience
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • A supplemental housing subsidy
  • One way ticket reimbursed after one year of satisfactory service up to 6000rmb
  • Chinese language courses

To apply for this position, please send your application materials to both the JI Human Resources office at nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@rh-1539711383ij1539711383 and to Dr. Ryan Thorpe, the search chair, at nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@epr1539711383oht.n1539711383ayr1539711383. For any inquiries, please contact Dr. Thorpe.

Please submit items 1-5 below together in one single pdf document labeled with applicant name and position title.

  1. Cover letter (please mention where you learned of this position)
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy, either woven into the Cover Letter or presented as a separate document
  3. CV with contact information for three references
  4. Diploma of highest degree obtained (a scan)
  5. Recent Teaching Evaluations

Position: Lecturer/Associate/Full Teaching Professor of ECE or ME or MSE at UM-SJTU Joint Institute

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) invites applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Teaching Professor positions in all emerging fields related to Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Science and Engineering.

JI was founded in 2006 in Shanghai, China, with strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Science & Engineering. The JI models itself after world class U.S. research universities, in terms of academic environment, faculty expectations, graduate research and undergraduate curricula. English is the official language of JI. The students are among China’s best.

Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in related field;
  • Native-level English skills;
  • For Electrical and Computer Engineering, rich experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in but not limited to circuits, computer, electromagnetics, control;
  • For Mechanical Engineering, rich experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in but not limited to design and manufacturing, dynamics and vibration, mechatronics and control, robotics;
  • Lab development experience a plus;
  • Industrial experience a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver up to 6 classes per academic year;
  • Guide teaching assistants in conducting recitation classes and grading students’ work;
  • Participate in other institutional activities, including curriculum development, committee service, etc.

Application Materials (all in one pdf file):

  1.  A cover letter that details your background and qualifications
  2.  Complete Curriculum Vita
  3. Degree diploma (photocopy)
  4. Names of three references
  5.  Other supporting materials

If you are interested in the position, please send your application materials to nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@rh-1539711383ij1539711383.

(Please mention where you read the ads)

If you want to know more about UM-SJTU Joint Institute, please go to: http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn.


Job Title:Assistant / Associate / Full Teaching Professor of Mathematics

Shanghai Jiao Tong University – UM-SJTU Joint Institute

Location: Shanghai, China                   Position: Full time, teaching only

Contract: Multi-year, renewable          Salary range: From 260,000 CNY

About usThe UM-SJTU Joint Institute was established jointly by the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006 with the vision of being the first and foremost international engineering institute in China and one of the best in the world. The Joint Institute offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in engineering, following the curriculum of the University of Michigan. All classes are taught exclusively in English. It has a top-tier faculty team and an extremely talented and motivated student body. Graduates are routinely placed at postgraduate schools of top universities around the world and recruited by multinational companies.

To find out more about UM-SJTU Joint Institute, please visit http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn.

About the positionThe Joint Institute is looking for an instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses for engineering students. Depending on the applicant’s experience, a title of Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor is offered.

ResponsibilitiesTeaching responsibilities include delivering up to 6 classes per academic year, each requiring 3 to 4 academic hours of lectures and 2 hours of office hours per week based on a term length of 15 weeks. (These numbers will be slightly different for laboratory courses.)

The instructor will select and supervise student Teaching Assistants who will help with grading, conduct recitation classes and perform other administrative duties.

Apart from teaching, the instructor is expected to participate in other institutional activities, including curriculum development, committee service, course evaluations etc.

While the position does not entail any research responsibilities, such collaboration with engineering, physics, and mathematics faculty will be encouraged if desired.

Remuneration and BenefitsDepending on the applicant’s experience and skills, the base salary starts at 260,000 CNY per annum for Assistant Teaching Professors.  In addition, a lump sum equal to 10% of the base salary is offered in lieu of pension and other social benefits. Comprehensive health insurance in China is provided, with optional coverage extending to the rest of the world and covering immediate family members. The Joint Institute will help new faculty apply for a transitional apartment provided by SJTU at a preferential rent. A financial housing benefit for rented apartments is also available.

RequirementsApplicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in mathematics, physics or a related field and native-level English language skills (native speakers are preferred). Working experience of two years or more after obtaining the doctoral degree, as a post-doctoral student or as an instructor, is normally required.

Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in mathematics is required, including (but not limited to) subjects such as single- and multi-variable calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. In addition, experience in a more specialized subject such as probability theory and statistics, numerical analysis or other area is desirable.

Experience in the use of a computer algebra system and teaching experience or an additional background in physics, computer science or engineering is an advantage.

A successful applicant will be passionate about teaching, willing to stay in Shanghai for a period of at least several years and will consider a long-term commitment to teaching at the Joint Institute. In support, the position provides for a career title progression in the “Teaching Professor” track, analogous to that of research faculty, but without tenure. An applicant’s living experience in China and/or personal connection to China will be an advantage.

Application Material:

  • Cover letter with details on background and qualifications
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of degree certificates
  • Names of three references
  • Other supporting material

Applications should be submitted by email to Ms. Wendy Dai at
nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@rh-1539711383ij1539711383. (Please indicate the position in the subject of the email.)


Job Title: Assistant / Associate / Full Teaching Professor of Physics

Shanghai Jiao Tong University – UM-SJTU Joint Institute

Location: Shanghai, China                   Position: Full time, teaching only

Contract: multi-year, renewable          Salary range: from 260,000 CNY

About us:The UM-SJTU Joint Institute was established jointly by the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006 with the vision of being the first and foremost international engineering institute in China and one of the best in the world. The Joint Institute offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in engineering, following the curriculum of the University of Michigan. All classes are taught exclusively in English. It has a top-tier faculty team and an extremely talented and motivated student body. Graduates are routinely placed at postgraduate schools of top universities around the world and recruited by multinational companies.

To find out more about UM-SJTU Joint Institute, please visit http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn.

About the position:The Joint Institute is looking for an instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses for engineering students. These may include a small number of laboratory-based courses. Depending on the applicant’s experience, a title of Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor is offered.

Responsibilities:Teaching responsibilities include delivering up to 6 classes per academic year, each requiring 3 to 4 academic hours of lectures and 2 hours of office hours per week based on a term length of 15 weeks. (These numbers will be slightly different for laboratory courses.)

The instructor will select and supervise student Teaching Assistants who will help with grading, conduct recitation classes and perform other administrative duties.

Apart from teaching, the instructor is expected to participate in other institutional activities, including curriculum development, committee service, course evaluations etc.

While the position does not entail any research responsibilities, such collaboration with engineering and physics faculty will be encouraged if desired.

Remuneration and BenefitsDepending on the applicant’s experience and skills, the base salary starts at 260,000 CNY per annum for Assistant Teaching Professors.  In addition, a lump sum equal to 10% of the base salary is offered in lieu of pension and other social benefits. Comprehensive health insurance in China is provided, with optional coverage extending to the rest of the world and covering immediate family members. The Joint Institute will help new faculty apply for a transitional apartment provided by SJTU at a preferential rent. A financial housing benefit for rented apartments is also available.

Requirements:Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field and native-level English language skills (native speakers are preferred). Working experience of two years or more after obtaining the doctoral degree, as a post-doctoral student or as an instructor, is normally required.

Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in physics is required, including (but not limited to) subjects such as classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum mechanics.

Experience in the use of a computer algebra system and in conducting or supervising laboratory classes will be an advantage. Teaching experience or an additional background in mathematics or engineering is likewise an advantage.

A successful applicant will be passionate about teaching, willing to stay in Shanghai for a period of at least several years and will consider a long-term commitment to teaching at the Joint Institute. In support, the position provides for a career title progression in the “Teaching Professor” track, analogous to that of research faculty, but without tenure. An applicant’s living experience in China and/or personal connection to China will be an advantage.

Application Material:

  • Cover letter with details on background and qualifications
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of degree certificates
  • Names of three references
  • Other supporting material

Applications should be submitted by email to Ms. Wendy Dai at
nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@rh-1539711383ij1539711383. (Please indicate the position in the subject of the email.)


Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in Technical Communication

Department: University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI)

Institution: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Deadline: Open until filled

Start Date: Fall 2018

Website: umji.sjtu.edu.cn

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The UM-SJTU JI is an English-based higher education institute founded in 2006, in collaboration between the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The Chinese Government and both partner universities are fully committed to developing JI as a world-class institute for engineering education. In 2014, JI was the first Chinese institution to win the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education—one of the highest honors in international higher education. In a short time, JI has become the model example for Sino-American educational collaboration. JI currently offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Material Science & Engineering based on University of Michigan’s curricula. All course instruction is in English.

Technical Communication courses aim at providing engineering students with the tools to express their ideas professionally, in both written and oral forms. Courses cover several types of technical communication, such as personal statements, business letters, progress reports, lab reports, academic articles, and scientific posters and presentations.

The JI operates on a three-semester schedule. The successful candidate is expected to teach 6 courses a year, 3-4 credits each course. Courses expected to be taught would include various levels of Technical Communication and potentially liberal arts courses in interest fields of the candidate. What are covered in the Technical Communication courses include but not limited to proposals writing, technical report writing, visuals, presentation skills, manuals, personal statements, and curriculum vita.

Responsibilities

  • Primarily teach Technical Communication courses with the possibility of teaching other liberal arts courses.
  • Prepare and conduct classes, design homework and supervise examinations
  • Maintain office hours (2 hours per course per week) to meet with one’s students
  • Guide Teaching Assistants for recitation classes and grading
  • Upload teaching materials and relevant information to the course website
  • Participate in program development and planning and other common non-teaching duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field, but a PhD is strongly preferred
  • University teaching experience in Technical Communication or a deep understanding of engineering and/or science education.
  • Native level of English
  • Previous experience teaching Academic Writing is a plus
  • Experience working with non-native English speakers is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive starting salary, based on education and experience
  • Health insurance
  • A supplemental housing subsidy
  • Reimbursement of inbound flight and moving
  • Chinese Language courses and other activities and facilities available to faculty of the university.

To apply for this position, please send items 1 through 4 in a single PDF document to both Human Resources at nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@rh-1539711383ij1539711383 and the search chair, Dr. Gang Zheng, nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@gne1539711383hzg1539711383.

  1. Cover letter (please also mention where you learned of this position)
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy, either woven into the Cover Letter or presented as a separate document
  3. CV
  4. Diploma of highest degree obtained (a scan)
  5. Three confidential letters of reference or contact information for three references.

Please contact Dr. Gang Zheng, (nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@gne1539711383hzg1539711383) with any informal inquiries.


Job Title: Visiting faculty in Mechanical Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering in Shanghai, China

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) cordially invites scholars with rich teaching experience and well-established research in all emerging fields related to Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering to spend the summer of 2017 (May 15 – August 11) at JI.  This is an opportunity for the participating scholars to learn about the JI, explore research collaborations with JI faculty, recruit top quality Chinese students for graduate study, and experience Shanghai, one of the most dynamic, internationalized, and safest cosmopolitan cities in the world.

A visiting faculty member is expected to teach at least one course. While the preferred length of the course is 13 weeks (the entire summer), 8-week arrangement may be an option. The compensation is competitive. Transportation for the visiting faculty member and his/her spouse or partner is provided. Lodging with paid utility in the downtown area is also provided.

Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in related field;
  • Native-level proficiency in English;
  • Preferred teaching experience in design and manufacturing, mechatronics, and control;
  • Preferred teaching experience in circuits, computing, and communications.

Application Materials:

  1. Complete Curriculum Vita (including a list of courses taught)
  2. Recent teaching evaluation

The JI was founded in 2006 in Shanghai, with strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. It offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in and Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering. The JI models itself after world class U.S. research universities, in terms of academic environment, faculty expectations, graduate research and undergraduate curriculum. English is the official language of JI. The students are among China’s best.

If you are interested in the position, please send your application materials to Dr. Gang Zheng at nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@gne1539711383hzg1539711383. (Please mention where you read the ads.)

If you want to know more about the JI, please go to: http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn.


Job Title: Lecturers (Full Time) in Social Sciences (economics, psychology)

Department: Liberal Arts Division

Institution: University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI)

Deadline: Open until filled (review of applications begins immediately)

Start Date: September 2018

Website: umji.sjtu.edu.cn

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The Liberal Arts Division at the University of Michigan- Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) seeks an enthusiastic lecturer in social sciences.

Founded in 2006, the Joint Institute (JI) represents a strategic global partnership between the University of Michigan (UM) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). The Chinese Government and partner universities are fully committed to developing JI as a world-class institute for engineering education. In 2014, JI was the first Chinese institution to win the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education—one of the highest honors in international higher education. In a short time, JI has become a model for Sino-American educational collaborations. JI currently offers two engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and students can also take a minor in Business Studies.

The Liberal Arts Division provides general education to undergraduate students and is currently seeking applicants to teach elective courses in social sciences. A PhD degree in Psychology, Economics or Entrepreneurship related disciplines is preferred, but other related disciplines will also be considered. JI operates on a three-semester schedule, and the successful candidate is expected to teach six courses a year, two courses per semester. All coursework in JI is delivered in English on our Minhang campus in Shanghai, China.

Responsibilities

  • Design and teach undergraduate courses in the candidate’s discipline
  • Maintain office hours
  • Prepare and conduct classes, design homework, and supervise examinations
  • Guide Teaching Assistants for recitation classes and grading
  • Maintain a course website containing teaching materials and information
  • Participate in program development and other common non-teaching duties

Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant discipline strongly preferred
  • Minimum one year’s experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in China and/or in working with Chinese students
  • Experience teaching engineering majors preferred

Benefits

  • Competitive starting salary, based on education and experience
  • Health insurance
  • Housing cost supplement
  • One-way air ticket reimbursement
  • Chinese language courses

To apply for this position, please send the following materials to Dr. David Barnet (nc.ud1539711383e.utj1539711383s@ten1539711383rabdi1539711383vad1539711383)

  1. Cover letter stating your interest and teaching philosophy relevant to the position (please also mention where you learned of this position)
  2. CV
  3. Diploma of highest degree obtained (photocopy)
  4. Three confidential letters of reference or contact information for three references