Personal Growth and Development

We offer our staff a host of options to fully explore and release their potential, including postgraduate education tuition remission, annual development reviews and promotion cycles, internal movement, research and practical application support, and talent development projects.

Each year we provide our staff with unparalleled professional training and professional development funds. We also conduct various events that support our staff’s career development.

The University regularly hosts panels on education reform and innovation, forums on children’s development and education, forums on management approaches and artificial intelligence, as well as learning sessions about bilingual teaching and research. Furthermore, there is also the annual Learning and Teaching Colloquium, which brings together practitioners from XJTLU and externally to share best practice in learning and teaching.

In addition, we provide our new staff with free Chinese language lessons and culture exploration. Staff are also provided structured support through the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (PGCert), a free postgraduate course resulting in Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy.

Beyond the PGCert, a variety of other professional development offerings are available to staff throughout the academic year, such as workshops, seminars, and communities of practice. Topics are identified based on staff feedback, emerging pedagogical trends, and the unique challenges XJTLU faces as a transnational English as the medium of instruction institution.

Compensation and Benefits

We cherish our staff and see them as an invaluable asset to our University. We are motivated to attract, recruit, develop and retain top-quality academics and professionals with exceptional skills and academic backgrounds, because they are an indispensable part of our University’s growth and development. XJTLU offers various and competitive benefits to our staff.

Competitive salary in the market.

XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances to better support our staff’s lives in China, including such as:

  • Housing allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • Education allowance
  • Relocation allowance

International insurance plans customised for XJTLU staff and family members, extensive coverage of physical, dental and psychological treatments with multiple options for hospitals and clinics.

  • Statutory holidays (11 days/year)
  • Annual leave (36 days/year)
  • Family matters leave
  • Paid sick leave
  • Marriage leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • Sabbatical leave
  • Research leave

XJTLU sponsors working visa and residence permit in China for staff.

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Dr. Hui Miao
Dr. Hui Miao, Lecturer, School of Film and TV Arts

“Working on a truly international campus at XJTLU has a great deal of appeal to me, not only in connection with its international outlook, but also for its facilities and support for research and career development. Suzhou is also a great city for schooling for my child. The school has good infrastructure and the teaching method is very international.”

Dr. George Liu, Associate Professor
Dr. George Liu, Associate Professor, International Business School Suzhou

“Prior to XJTLU, I have worked and lived in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Singapore, and Chandler Arizona, USA. I rank Suzhou Industrial Park where XJTLU is located as the best. There is mature and advanced infrastructure, and a perfect mix between the international culture and ancient Chinese culture. Last but not least, there is fantastic scenery!”