School: International Business School Suzhou (IBSS)
Department: Department of Economics
Position: Faculty in Economics(All Ranks)
Location: Suzhou, China
Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended
In 2006 Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was created by the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University – a top ten university in China. Offering a unique international education experience, XJTLU brings together excellent research practice and expertise from both institutions and gives students the skills and knowledge they need to secure careers in a global marketplace. XJTLU now has over 25,000 enrolled students in both Suzhou and Liverpool in the UK, with plans to grow to about 28,000 students by 2025. There are currently about 2,000 staff, among which about 1,000 academic staff, with an almost even split between citizens of the People’s Republic of China and international passport holders. XJTLU offers our undergraduates and postgraduates over 100 programmes with a diverse spectrum of courses.
XJTLU is entering a new and exciting phase of its development as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. Adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of Syntegrative Education (SE), XJTLU is currently opening a new Entrepreneurial Education site in Taicang, part of wider Suzhou, where the Entrepreneur College (Taicang) is located. The Taicang site will be a pioneer of, and an educational model for, the future campus in addressing challenges arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Other new initiatives include new working partnerships with Xi’an Jiaotong University, the continued development of the four new Academies, and the exploration of further potential locations to develop the SE model.
With a focus on innovative learning and teaching and research, XJTLU draws on the strengths of its parent universities and plays a pivotal role in facilitating access to China for the UK and other institutional partners. At the same time, XJTLU is exploring future education by blending the educational theory, best practices and culture from the west and east.
For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn.
International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is growing in size and influence in pursuit of its vision to be a leading international business school. The school is based on strong principles of internationalism, innovation, inspiration and integrity, which together ensure that we have a positive impact on society through our teaching, research and business engagement. In that pursuit, IBSS became the youngest business school to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2016, and again, the youngest School to receive EQUIS accreditation in 2018. Receiving joint accreditation of AMBA 4 and BGA in 2020, IBSS became the 103rd triple-accredited business school in the world.
The five departments of IBSS are the newly split Accounting and Finance, Economics, Intelligent Operations and Marketing, and Strategic Management and Organizations with over 150 faculty members and more than 5,500 students from over 60 different countries. IBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes in the fields of Economics, Management, Accounting and Finance. Undergraduate programmes in Economics include both the widely popular BSc in Economics and BSc in Economics & Finance, whereas Master’s programmes include MSc in Economics & Finance and MSc in Business Analytics.
The Economics Department in IBSS initiated the university-wide Research Institute for Economic Integration (RIEI), which is a platform for research focused on the integration between and within Asian economies, Europe and the Pacific. In addition, the Department also has a strong focus on behavioural economics and hosts the IBSS Experimental Economics Lab as well as the IBSS Biometrics Lab.
XJTLU is a research-led university and correspondingly, International Business School Suzhou is a research-led business school. In this context, even though the workload of faculty in IBSS is generally shared between teaching, research, and service, Professors are expected to greatly contribute to the research activity of the School. Research activities include the publication of research articles, attendance at international conferences, and applications for research funding. Research performance in the School is benchmarked on internationally recognised lists of journal quality such as the Academic Journal Guide (UK) – a.k.a. the ABS list – and the ABDC list (AUS). The target levels on those lists are ABS3/ABDC: A or above.
In addition, Professors are also expected to hold leadership roles (service) with the Department, School, or University, using their experience and expertise to represent the Economics Department and the Business School.
In terms of teaching, all faculty within the Department are required to teach and Professors should be willing and able to teach at all levels, including undergraduate, master, PhD, and executive education.
Successful applicants to the position of Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Professor are expected to have:
Successful applicants to more senior professorial ranks are expected to also show:
Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment by obtaining work permits and visas. Please be advised candidates over 60 may be not suitable for a work visa in P.R. China.
SALARY: Competitive salary in the market
2. Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU staff and family members. (details refer to the University Policy)
3. Paid holidays:
4. Working visa and residence permit in China:
XJTLU sponsors working visas and residence permits in China for the staff.
Please submit your application on our university website. Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order:
• A cover letter
• A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
• Contact Details for Three References
For specific enquiries about the position, please email the Head of the Department, Senior Associate Professor at Ye.Bai@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may be addressed to HRBP of IBSS Ms Ye Lan at Ye.Lan@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.
To apply, visit https://career15.sapsf.cn/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2394&company=xjtlu. (See posting for details.)