Teaching Positions at Institute of Creativity and Innovation, Xiamen University

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We are looking for creatives, designers and educators to join us at the Institute of Creativity and Innovation (ICI), a dual-degree institute founded by Xiamen University (XMU) and the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in 2020.

Our School is a laboratory for architecture and spatial design that is establishing a distinctive approach to architectural, environmental and spatial design education. We emphasise active models of teaching and learning that synthesise traditional techniques with digital media. All of our activities consciously face outwards to the world and engage diverse audiences through exhibitions, publications and collaborations.

We provide students with a networked pedagogy across all of our projects, engaging external communities and organisations, and share this mind-set with the wider community of designers and designer-makers in China, where there is an established culture of creative practice and agency, and throughout the world.

We explore the potentials of our disciplines through individual and collective actions and agency. Our exceptional team of teaching staff see themselves as facilitators and collaborators in the work of our students, providing opportunities to develop models of live projects locally, regionally and internationally. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an institution at its inception and to contribute to its future direction and success.

The right candidates will hold a higher degree in Architecture or Interior Design, along with a teaching qualification or equivalent professional experience with at least two consecutive years of higher education teaching. Active research in the field or ongoing professional practice are considered assets.

ICI is located on XMU’s Zhangzhou campus, which boasts a park-like environment, with mountains to the west, Amoy Bay to the north, and the South China Sea to the east. It’s a short commute to beautiful beaches, or the city of Xiamen, the multicultural centre of South-East China.

UCA offers a competitive compensation package including visa application expense allowance, relocation allowance, health and accident insurance, annual repatriation allowance, and accommodation. If you would welcome an informal chat about the role before applying, or any aspect of living and working in China, please contact Cindy Choquet by email (cindy.choquet@uca.ac.uk) providing your contact details.



Please apply with your updated CV and a covering letter stating your suitability for the role. You can also upload your portfolio, which would be desirable.

Priority will be given to applicants with experience of working in the UK, or other countries where courses are taught in English.

Candidates must be able to meet the Chinese visa requirements which are available hereUCA will assist with obtaining a visa.

Interviews will be ongoing; this role will remain open until filled.

At UCA, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our legacy of educating eager and passionate artists, makers and thinkers runs back almost 160 years, and today we’re helping shape a global future that supports and nourishes talent worldwide.

This role has come up as a result of an international partnership joint venture between University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK and Xiamen University, China.



For more information about ICI, please visit ICI-XMU. For more information about XMU, please visit XMU on Wikipedia.

For more information about the city of Hangzhou, please visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiamen and Gov Xiamen. Click on here to watch a video about Xiamen.

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  • Total Jobs 14 Jobs
  • Location Xiamen
  • Full Address Xiamen University, Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian, China
  • Website www.xmu.edu.cn