Applications are invited for teaching assistant (TA) positions in the Department of IBSS at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). The TA positions are open for all qualified interested graduate students (Masters and PhD students) on campus of XJTLU or other graduates in Suzhou. All applications will be considered by the recruiting panel which consists of two or more academic staffs in the Department.

TA duties include:

XJTLU postgraduate research (PGR) students

  • Laboratory demonstration and support for practical work in the classroom
  • Attendance on and support with field courses
  • One-to-one or group tutoring
  • Invigilation of formal examinations and/or class tests
  • Delivery of occasional formal lectures within their area of expertise after having received appropriate training and initial supervision from their supervisor or the respective Module Leader. Such training might be provided by individual departments, the relevant cluster or the Education Development Unit (EDU). Relevant health and safety issues should be covered in this training
  • Marking of formative assignments with appropriate training
  • Marking of summative assessments with appropriate training. PGR students must never act as the sole examiner on any summative assessment; any work that has been marked by a PGR student MUST be included in the sample provided for internal and external moderation.

XJTLU masters' students, and graduate students (postgraduate research and masters) from other universities:

  • Tutoring or lab demonstration
  • Scheduled office hours for one-to-one tutoring
  • Assistance in marking of formative assignments, reports, quizzes, etc. with appropriate training and guidance. For marking of any assessment that contributes to the final module mark, the Teaching Assistant may only perform mechanical marking tasks as supervised by the Module Examiner, not marking tasks that involve academic judgment.

Modules include:

  • ACC102 Information System for Accountants
  • ACC104 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ACC202 Accounting Theory
  • ECO004 Trends in Economics and Finance
  • ECO104 Economic Principles for Business and Markets
  • FIN102 Foundations of Finance
  • FIN104 Introduction to Finance
  • FIN202 Financial Management
  • FIN206 Securities Markets
  • FIN302 Finance and Markets
  • FIN401 Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN404 Alternative Investments and Strategies
  • FIN406 Fixed Income and Derivative Instruments
  • FIN408 Portfolio Management
  • FIN411 Advanced Investments
  • ENT206TC Futurology and Business Opportunities
  • IOM006 Trends in Marketing and Information Technology

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proficient spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent presentations skills, and skillful in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Be adaptable and open to change
  • Previous TA working experience preferred

The pay rate for AY 2020-21

  • XJTLU PhD students: RMB 60/hour (before tax)
  • XJTLU Master’s students: RMB 50/hour (before tax)
  • PhD and Master’s students from other universities: RMB 50/hour (before tax)

How to apply:

Applicants should submit their application to yelin.xu@xjtlu.edu.cn by 3rd February (Wednesday).

Applicants are required to provide their CVs and academic transcripts of previous studies. The interview is expected to be arranged accordingly and decisions will be made within 2 weeks after the interview.