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Programme Leader for four undergraduate programmes including Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Information and Computing Science, Mathematical Economics and Statistics with Economics
Jinan University

Company Information: Brief introduction of J-BJI:

Jinan University, one of the “211 Project” universities in China, established in 1906, located in the historical and modern city of Guangzhou. It has a focus on international orientation and has over 50,000 students. Seven disciplines of Jinan University are ranked top 1% in ESI. There were seven first class disciplines of Jinan University are on the list of national higher education discipline evaluation issued by Ministry of Education, among which, Applied Economics is ranked 5th and Statistics is ranked 8th in China.

University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is a founding member of both the “Russell Group” of British research universities and the International Network of Research Universities, “Universitas 21”.

Jinan University- University of Birmingham Joint Institute at Jinan University is “Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools” organization which is approved by the Ministry of Education of China in 2016. Currently, JNU-UoB offers four undergraduate programmes: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Information and Computing Science, Statistics with Economics, Economics. The four programs offered by the Joint Institute focus on integrating the fundamental knowledge with application, aiming to cultivate mathematical and economic professionals in cross-disciplinarily and excellence in the fields of Social science and natural science and science. This will meet the demand for high-level cross-disciplinary talents in the Big Data era. With the primary aim to cultivate high-level talents who are equipped with solid mathematical skills, global vision, strong competitiveness in innovative capability, and foreign language proficiency, the four programs put different emphasis respectively on applied mathematics, computing method and program design, statistics, and economics and finance.

We are looking for qualified and experienced programme leaders for four programmes. The Joint Institute welcomes high caliber faculty of diverse background from around the world to join us, and establish a top-tier Joint Institute in China!

Position Title: Programme Leader for four undergraduate programmes including Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Information and Computing Science, Mathematical Economics and Statistics with Economics

Duties and Responsibilities: As the ideal candidate, you are a student-centered, forward-thinking academic leader, innovator, and administrator. You embody and espouse Jinan University – University of Birmingham Joint Institute’s values of interdisciplinary collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. You have had success leading and inspiring change, managing complex projects, and driving large-scale academic growth initiatives within multi-stakeholder environments. Your facilitative and diplomatic style has earned you the respect of your peers and partners, as has your ability to engage students, faculty, staff, and a diverse group of stakeholders and community leaders in driving an academic mission of excellence.

You would need to ensure that a lens of academic excellence and the student experience is driving all decision-making related to planning, budgeting, resource allocation, design, programming, etc. You will work with the senior management team in framing the governance and management structures and administrative services to support the academic mission.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Position Qualifications: 1. Working in internationally renowned universities or research institutes with academic title of Associate Professor or above;
2. Meet one of the following conditions:
a. Head of National Science and Technology Major Project or Social Science Major Project
b. More than 6 academic papers have been published in the authoritative journals of the discipline as the first author or corresponding author
c. At least 1 academic paper is published with at least 50 citations in SCI, EI, SSCI or A&HCI as the first author or corresponding author;
d. Other qualifications in consonance with above ones.

Salary Range: Annual salary will be up to RMB 500,000/$75,300 (Tax included)

Benefits: 1. Annual salary will be up to RMB 500,000 (Tax included)
2. Child or Children (under the age of 18) attending school will be assisted during the contract period;
3. Research fund and residing allowance will be provided according to the regulations of Jinan University;
4. Medical care and Commercial Insurance on Life and Accident will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable to the PRC;
5. Round-trip international airfare from home country to Guangzhou will be provided for the appointee himself or herself per year.


Application Information: Please send the full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, recent teaching-related information such as teaching evaluations, and at least three references by email to before December 12, 2017.

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Application Deadline: 12/12/2017