Open positions

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Roles Conduct tutorials and assist with marking for studios (undergraduate/postgraduate level)

Location North Campus, XJTLU

Working pattern Part-time position for Semester 1 (13 weeks), Sep 2023 to Jan 2024

Salary 2,000 RMB per session (approximately one 4-hour session per week)

Travel expenses 100 RMB per session (Suzhou residents), 200 RMB (others)

Essential qualifications Master’s degree in urban design/planning/architecture, teaching experience in higher education, fluent in English.

Terms and conditions Mainland Chinese citizens preferred; expats and Chinese from HK, Taiwan, or Macao require valid working and resident permits

Application Please submit a single PDF application including

  • A cover letter (email, telephone/WeChat),
  • A CV (country of citizenship),
  • Teaching and/or project portfolio

to Ms. Jingjing Sheng, Design School Non-full Time Staff Coordinator, at

Closing date 14 July 2023


About us

Become part of the Department of Urban Planning and Design (UPD) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, an esteemed and innovative programme. Originating in the distinguished Civic Design department at the University of Liverpool, the birthplace of the world’s oldest urban planning programme, which was established in 1908, UPD has evolved into a truly ‘glocal’ department that integrates global urban planning and design theories with the dynamic context of China’s rapidly urbanising China.

About you

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a design/planning studio, guiding a creative and interdisciplinary exploration into the value and power of good urban planning and design. They will become part of globally competitive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes encompassing Chinese and international perspectives. Collaboration with a team of academics at UPD, who possess a range of professional and educational expertise, will fuel creative thinking and promote intellectual growth. Join us to unlock your full potential in the captivating realm of urban planning and design.

For queries, contact Dr Yiwen Wang, Deputy Head of Department, at

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