Lecturer in Meteorology at NANJING UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Two full-time lecturer positions in meteorology

Applications are invited for two full-time Lecturers in Meteorology at NUIST-Reading Academy/School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology.

NUIST-Reading Academy is located in the Chinese province of Jiangsu and is a joint venture between the University of Reading, UK and NUIST, China. The Academy aims to provide a high quality education for students in China with the opportunity to pursue higher education in the UK. It currently offers seven undergraduate programs: Applied Chemistry, International Economics and Business, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Environmental Engineering, Atmospheric Science, Geographic Information Science, and Data Science and Big Data Technology.

There are a variety of central Academy support facilities to assist research and training initiatives, including training opportunities provided by the University’s Center for Quality, Support and Development (CQSD) of Reading. We also offer a supportive environment where you will meet a community of University of Reading and NUIST scholars who are dedicated to delivering high quality teaching and research.

The position is based in the modern city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, with easy access to public transportation, international airports, convenience stores, hospitals, etc.

Job details:

  • A full-time professorship of meteorology at NUIST.
  • Annual Salary (RMB, before tax): 300,000+, depending on relevant individual skills and experience.
  • Travel allowance: 15,000 RMB per year.
  • Accommodation provided.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Start date: February 2023.

Responsibilities:

The NUIST-Reading Academy provides all courses in English. The dual degree program is designed and developed by the University of Reading. Instruction and assessment take place at the Academy. The appointee will support students in the dual degree program and work as part of a close-knit team.

The incumbent will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and enhance the teaching of BSc Meteorology with specific responsibility to cover core teaching requirements and contribute to other teaching as agreed with the administration of NUIST-Reading Academy;
  • Evaluation, marking and feedback of written work and oral presentations;
  • Hold weekly office hours;
  • Communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Maintain friendly and effective working relationships;
  • Participate in appropriate professional meetings and workshops;
  • Organize extracurricular learning activities for students;
  • Motivate students to engage in learning and help them improve the quality of their work.

Person specification

Essential

  • Advanced level of fluency and communicative competence in English;
  • doctorate in meteorology;
  • Experience teaching meteorology and/or related disciplines at the undergraduate level;
  • Experience administering courses and modules at UK/Western universities;
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • An excellent team player;
  • A willingness to work flexibly as needed.

Desirable

  • Experience teaching undergraduate students of various levels of meteorology in a Chinese university environment;
  • Documented excellence in classroom teaching;
  • Documented excellence as an academic and professional advisor to college students;
  • Experience meeting the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Experience in assessing student learning and program evaluation and coordination;
  • Evidence of professional publications and/or presentations in the field of meteorological research;
  • Enthusiasm for his field and commitment to staying current.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing how they meet the outlined requirements, an up-to-date resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three (3) professional references.

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Jin Zhou at [email protected], with copy to: Mr. Hugh Xu Wang at [email protected] and be in Word or PDF format.

Closing Date: December 31, 2022

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