Lecturer/Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Applications are invited for positions in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), a Joint Venture established in 2006 by the University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. 

IBSS delivers 6 undergraduate, 12 postgraduate and PhD programmes in the fields of Management, Accounting, Finance, and Economics. It offers both a full-time MBA and an international MBA for executives, and is rapidly expanding its executive education portfolio. IBSS currently has 90 academic staff and over 2,000 students, and is growing every year. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the development and success of an ambitious business school located in the vibrant city of Suzhou and surrounded by Fortune 500 companies. Recently, IBSS has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), an accolade that has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools. 

The XJTLU International Innovation Hub and the International Technology Transfer Centre provide a collaborative ecosystem of innovative programs and partnerships that drives economic and entrepreneurial development among XJTLU students and staff and the broader community. The hub organises conferences, competitions and events, undertakes research, consulting, venture funding, provides mentoring, advice and support. We aim to be the leading university Innovation Hub and Technology Transfer Centre in China. 

The Innovation Hub and International Technology Transfer Centre are two exciting initiatives that the University is supporting to bring IBSS, XJTLU, Suzhou and Jiangsu to the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship. We are looking to recruit full time faculty to complete a range of tasks and duties specifically related to the University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship ambitions and to . 

Successful applicants will have a PhD, and/or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. They will have a track record in lecturing and also be able to evidence the ability or potential to produce high quality research publications. Lecturing experience at postgraduate level would also be particularly welcomed. Applicants with strong professional backgrounds, who are not currently active in research, will also be considered.

Candidates for the position of Associate Professor should also have a track record of excellence in lecturing and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their field and a successful record of research funding.

The salary range for the positions is 14,898 – 30,099 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 30,555 – 41,712 RMB/month (Associate Professor). In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday” of up to three years, depending on nationality and personal circumstances.

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first, and currently the only, university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of Ph.D. student numbers on campus.  The university now has in excess of 7000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction in Years 2 to 4 (undergraduate) and at postgraduate level is English.

International Business School Suzhou 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 ensures that IBSS has a positive impact on society through teaching, research and business engagement. With leading international faculty and a superb location in the heart of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) close to other major commercial centres such as Shanghai and Wuxi, IBSS enjoys ideal conditions for beneficial mutual exchanges between business and academia. This underpins a learning and teaching environment that ensures students graduate with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an ever-changing world.

XJTLU itself is located in the Higher Education Town of SIP, well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP ($160 billion in 2011). The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and the I.M Pei-designed Suzhou Museum attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life, with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides a range of recreational and entertainment amenities, and within SIP and Suzhou itself, there are a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and a great nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools and a range of international-standard healthcare facilities

Applications should be received by 20th December 2016 (please quote reference BEMxxx). Informal inquiries should be addressed to the Head of the Management Group, Professor Hossam Ismail (Hossam.Ismail@xjtlu.edu.cn).

All applicants should apply using the HR online application system. Please click the ‘Apply’ button below and register a user account. After registration, you will be asked to upload your CV, submit a covering letter (in English) outlining your interest in the position, and complete the online Basic Information, Referees and Equal Opportunities forms.

If you are experiencing difficulties using our HR online application system, please contact: recruitment.hr@xjtlu.edu.cn.

To learn more about working & living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

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