Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Hub

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Hub, Entrepreneur College (Taicang)


Lecturer: 23,150-25,594RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 28,615RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in the post)

Assistant Professor: 29,046-31,993RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 35,588RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in the post)

Associate Professor: 36,127-40,189RMB (with the opportunity to go to 42,705RMB based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in the post)

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended


XJTLU is China’s leading Joint Venture University, located in Suzhou, China. Founded in 2006, it now has around 18000 enrolled students in both Suzhou and Liverpool in the UK. It has ambitious plans to grow to about 25,000 students by 2025. The language of instruction, committees, and administrative work at XJTLU is English. 

XJTLU’s initial and main campus is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rails to other major cities in China, including nearby Shanghai. Greater Suzhou, including Taicang where its newest campus is located, is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP. XJTLU is finalising the building a new teaching site in Taicang, with the collaboration of the Taicang Municipal Government and industry partners, as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. Taicang is a county-level city in Greater Suzhou. Opening for September 2022, the Taicang site will be a pioneer of, and educational model for, the future campus in developing talents and leaders to meet local, national, and global challenges from the 4th Industrial Revolution. 


The Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Hub is a growing hub for teaching, learning, entrepreneurship and innovation under the guidance of the Director of the Innovation Factory, which is becoming thoroughly integrated into the university, local and regional innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. As part of the Entrepreneur College (Taicang), the Hub is responsible for the delivery of all the Entrepreneurship modules within the Taicang Industry-oriented Entrepreneur bachelor degrees, as well as developing the unique Masters degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The aim of the degree programmes is to produce high-end talents who are future ready for industry 4.0. It recognises that the successful graduates of tomorrow must combine subject-specific knowledge with the soft-skills gained through, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. 


Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Innovation Management; Entrepreneurship; Technology Management and Strategic Management. Experience of developing innovation and entrepreneurship-related programmes would be an advantage. Applicants should be comfortable with innovative teaching approaches, and working with students from a variety of backgrounds. Application should ideally also have industry experience. The successful applicant should be able to:

  • design and teach modules in entrepreneurship, innovation and small business management
  • understand and have an entrepreneur and innovative spirit
  • deliver high-quality teaching to undergraduate and graduate students
  • supervise undergraduate students and postgraduate students,
  • conduct high-quality research, as evidenced by publications in leading journals,
  • provide administrative service to the School, the University and its stakeholders. 


  • Ideally a PhD degree in areas such as: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, Small Enterprise Management, Innovation Management or a related discipline.
  • Teaching experience in a Higher Education Institute or significant equivalent experience facilitating/training teams in an industrial context.•
  • Knowledge of current debates,   trends   and   issues   relating   to   the   expanding   field   of Entrepreneurship and start-up cultures.•E
  • A track record of innovation in Learning and Teaching
  • Evidence of excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Self-motivated for innovative teaching.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong team-work spirit.
  • Be willing to take further teaching training courses under the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF) 


  • A good track record of engagement with business and industry.
  • Evidence of ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Evidence of ability to teach effectively
  • Experience of supervising group projects, masters projects and/ ordissertations.
  • University-level teaching experience.
  • Appropriate research experience as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publications for the corresponding academic position.
  • For non-Chinese applicants, two years, full time, same subject teaching in a college/university is required by the Chinese work permit policy.
  • Experience in block teaching.
  • An institutional builder, and can work with wider disciplines across the Taicang campus. 


Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s educational, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances. 


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 with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.  Please be advised candidates over 65 may be not eligible for PRC work visa. 


 Please submit your applications online by clicking 'Apply'. 

Applications must be submitted in a single PDF file that includes 3 parts in the order of:

  • A cover letter specifying your suitability for the role
  • A current CV, including country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  • Contact details for three references (at least a reference from current or most recent employer. Preferably current employer *and* last employer) 

For further information and an informal discussion, please contact the Associate Principal of the Entrepreneur College (Taicang) at XJTLU and chair of the School Council, Professor Stuart Perrin (Email: Stuart.perrin@xjtlu.edu.cn).

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resource Office.

Email: Yiting.xu@xjtlu.edu.cn

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above.