Academic Writing Consultant, Westlake Language Center

Westlake University

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Westlake University, recently approved by the Ministry of Education, is new type of research university in China. Supported by philanthropists and the Chinese government, Westlake University aims to become a world-class, international university over the next ten years. At present, Westlake students pursue doctoral degrees in one of three schools (Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering).

The recently established Westlake Language Center provides language and communication support to students, faculty, and staff.  It will develop writing, presentation, and other communication skills through workshops, tutoring, consultations, criticism, and other programming. The Center will also provide copywriting, editing, and proofreading services to ensure Westlake documents, websites, and publications are of the highest quality.

Westlake University now seeks a full-time, experienced director with superb English language skills to lead the Westlake Language Center.


Position: Academic Writing Consultant

Job Responsibilities:

-Develop and lead workshops for university faculty, researchers, students, and staff on writing and communication.

-Editing and proofreading of English language documents, especially academic manuscripts destined for publication.

-Tutoring/consulting on English communication for university faculty and administrative staff.

-Other tasks as assigned.



– Demonstrated competence and experience in English scientific/technical writing and editing,

– Two or more years’ experience as an English language communication professional.

– MA or higher degree in English, Communication, Journalism, or closely related field.

– Native or near-native level English fluency.



-Familiarity with academic manuscript preparation and publishing.

-Ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese.

-Experience with international higher education institutions (e.g., teaching English or communication, Chinese/English translation).

-Undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or related technical field.


Compensation and Benefits:

Westlake University offers an internationally competitive compensation package commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application deadline: Open until filled


How to Apply:

To apply, please send the following documents in English as a single PDF file through CUJ online application or email to :

  • Cover letter and resume/CV
  • Representative writing examples demonstrating your English writing skills and how your abilities are a good match to this position
  • List of three professional references with contact information

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