Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design (Interior Architecture and Design) with XIAMEN UNIVERSITY

TITLE: Lecturer (8th year) or senior lecturer (9th year) in environmental design (interior architecture and design)

LOCATION: Xiamen University, Zhangzhou Campus, China

Full time: 36.25 hours per week

Salary: £36,382 to £50,295

Ref: 21-AAAA1428X-0574-2

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 University of the Arts (UCA) in 2020.

Our school is an architecture and spatial design laboratory that establishes a distinctive approach to teaching architecture, environment and spatial design. We emphasize active models of teaching and learning that synthesize traditional techniques with digital media. All of our activities are consciously globally oriented and engage diverse audiences through exhibitions, publications and collaborations.

We offer students a networked pedagogy on all our projects, engaging external communities and organizations, and share this mindset with the wider community of designers and creators in China, where there is an established culture of creative practice. and agencies, and around the world.

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

Good candidates will hold an advanced degree in architecture or interior design, as well as a teaching degree or equivalent professional experience with at least two consecutive years of higher education. Active research in the field or continuous professional practice are considered assets.

ICI is located in XMU’s Zhangzhou Campus, which enjoys 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 ride to beautiful beaches or the city of Xiamen, the multicultural center of southeast China.

UCA offers competitive remuneration including visa application fee allowance, relocation allowance, health and accident insurance, annual repatriation allowance and accommodation. If you would like an informal discussion about the position before applying, or about any aspect of living and working in China, please contact Cindy Choquet by email ([email protected]) providing your contact details.


Please click on the link below and apply with your updated CV and a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position. You can also upload your portfolio, which would be desirable.


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

We have a number of vacancies and applications are therefore invited until all positions are successfully recruited by August 2022.

We will start arranging interviews from March 2022.

The University of the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and inclusive university, truly representative of all the diversity of society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently underrepresented within the University.

Betty K. Park