Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – International Business School Suzhou (IBSS)
Reporting to: Dean, IBSS
Contract Type: Fixed-term, Renewable subject to satisfactory review; 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 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 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 UK and other institutional partners. At same time, XJTLU is exploring future education by blending the educational theory, best practice and culture from west and east.
For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL SUZHOU (IBSS)
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 170 faculty members and more than 6,000 students from over 60 different countries. IBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes across all major business disciplines.
This is an administrative appointment for a full-time business faculty member. In addition to teaching and research/practice requirements, the IBSS Associate Dean for Professional Engagement leads the highly productive teams of Business Engagement and Executive Education as well as Corporate Recruiting in an effort to meet the business school’s corporate engagement objectives regionally and abroad. As a member of the IBSS senior management team (BSMT), the ADPE will contribute to the development of strategic plans and operational procedures of the business school.
This administrative position is officially recognized by the university with a monthly duty allowance. The initial 3-year appointment is renewable for one additional 3-year term.
1. Leadership and Innovation
2. Marketing, Recruitment and Retention
3. Customer Experience
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate for the role of Associate Dean for Professional Engagement is expected to hold the rank of Full Professor or Senior Associate Professor, and to possess the following essential and desirable qualifications/experience:
Background & Experience
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Associate Dean of Professional Engagement receives an administrative duty allowance.
SALARY: The salary is competitive and determined by academic rank.
1. Allowance: XJTLU provide various monthly/annual/one-off allowances, such as
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 the working visa and residence permit in China.
RESEARCH FUNDING SUPPORT
The university provides every new faculty member with a Research Development Fund to initiate research projects and a Research Engagement Fund to support their continuous research activities. School level research funding is also available as are various external corporate and government research grants.
Examples of government sponsored grants and programmes are:
Talent/Research Program/ Fund
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 65 may be not eligible for a work visa in the P.R. China.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application on our university website. Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Dean of IBSS, Prof. Jorg Bley at Jorg. Bley@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the HR liaison Ms. Ye (Gloria) Lan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.
|Suzhou - China
|Competitive and determined by academic rank
|7th December 2023
|5th February 2024