XJTLU

Assistant/Associate/Senior Associate Professor of Economics

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

University Overview 

Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006. It is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn. 

School and Department Description 

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 and BGA in 2020, IBSS became the world’s 103rd triple accredited business school. 

The five departments of IBSS are Accounting, Economics, Finance, Intelligent Operations and Marketing, and Strategic Management and Organizations with over 130 faculty members and more than 5,000 students from over 60 different countries. IBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes across all major business disciplines. 

At present, the Economics Department has a team of 27 academic staff, publishing consistently in high-quality international economics journals, utilizing both internal and external research grants and also actively engaging in research collaboration with researchers worldwide. The Economics Department in IBSS initiated the Society for the Advancement in Economic Studies (SAES), which is a platform for cross-disciplinary research collaboration with academics and also with practitioners on relevant economic issues. In addition, the Department also has a strong focus on behavioral economics and hosts the IBSS Experimental Economics Lab as well as the IBSS Biometrics Lab. Academic staff in Economics department deliver a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs in the fields of economics and research methods. In particular, faculty mainly teach both the widely popular BSc Economics and BSc Economics & Finance undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs including MSc Economics & Finance and MSc Business Analytics.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Supporting its rapid expansion, IBSS now seeks to appoint new faculty to join the Economics department. This is an exciting opportunity for economics academics to become part of a young, fast-growing, and internationally recognized institution situated in the heart of one of China’s most innovative and entrepreneurial economic areas. 

IBSS offers a truly research-conducive environment, a low teaching load, and a range of research support opportunities. Research activities include the publication of research articles, the development of external grant applications, and the presentation of scholarly work at international conferences. Research performance in the School is benchmarked on internationally recognized 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. 

Essential Qualifications/Experience 

Successful applicants to the position of Assistant/Associate Professor are expected to have:

  • A PhD degree in Economics or a related field,
  • Teaching experience in higher education,
  • A proven record of academic publications in good journals, or alternatively, for early-career academics, a strong pipeline of promising research. 

Successful applicants to more senior professorial ranks are expected to also show:

  • A significant record of high-quality academic publications,
  • A number of external research grants awards,
  • Experience in PhD supervision.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

Successful applicants to the position of Assistant/Associate Professor should preferably possess the following attributes:

  • Curriculum design and programme development experience,
  • Engagement with professional community,
  • Adaptability in working in a collegial environment 

Compensation Package: 

Members of Academic Staff receive generous subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s education, and medical insurance. A relocation allowance is provided. Non-Chinese passport holders may qualify for multi-year income tax “holidays”, depending on nationality and tax residency.

Citizenship and Visa Regulations: 

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 60 may be not eligible for a work visa in the P.R. China. 

To Apply 

Please submit your application on our university website. Please click the above 'Apply' button to access.

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

  • A cover letter
  • A current CV, including country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  • Contact Details for Three References

For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department, Dr.Ye Bai 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.