Teaching Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow in Department of Economics

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Department of Economics


School: International Business School Suzhou (IBSS)

Position: Faculty in Economics(Open Rank)

Location: Suzhou, China

Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

Position Open Date: 01 April 2024

Position Close Date: Open until filled


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 over100 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 the4th 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 ofits 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.


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

IBSS consists of five departments including Accounting, Finance, Economics, 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 in the fields of Economics, Management, Accounting and Finance. Undergraduate programmes in Economics include both the widely popular BSc in Economics and BSc in Economics & Finance, whereas Master’s programmes include MSc in Economics & Finance and MSc in Business Analytics.

The Economics Department has three research clusters in the areas of Energy and Environment Economics; Experiment Economics and Game theory; Sustainable Growth.


XJTLU is a research-led and student-centred university and correspondingly, International Business School Suzhou’s Mission is “to contribute to society through bridging East and West, delivering student-centred education, conducting impact-oriented research, and acting as a catalyst of business education and sustainable development”.. In this context, the workload of faculty in IBSS is generally shared between teaching, research, and service, hence Teaching Fellow and Senior Teaching Fellow are expected to contribute to teaching, pedagogical research and service mostly.

Essential Qualifications/Experience

Successful applicants to the position of Teaching Fellow are expected to have:

  • At least a Master degree in Economics or a related field, PhD is preferrable
  • At least 2-year Full-time Teaching experience in higher education
  • A proven record of good teaching evaluations
  • Adaptability in working in a collegial environment

Successful applicants to Senior Teaching Fellow, are expected to also show:

  • A PhD degree in Economics or a related field is required
  • Ideally at least 5-year Full-time Teaching experience in higher education
  • Experience in curriculum design and programme development
  • Successful completion of Higher Education Learning&Teaching certificate such as the U.K. PGCert program or other equivalent qualifications recognized by the University

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

  • Engagement with professional community, including experience in teaching executive education or MBA programme
  • Engagement with pedagogical research and publications 


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. 


  • Clear career development path with annual review.
  • Professional development trainings are provided. 


Salary: Competitive salary in the market


1. Allowance: XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances as

  • Housing allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • Kids’ education allowance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Etc.

2. Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU staff and family members. (Details refer to the University Policy)

3. Paid holidays:

  • Statutory Holidays (11 days)
  • Annual Leave (36 days)
  • Family Matters Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Marriage Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Parental leave
  • Etc.

4. Working visa and residence permit in China:

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


Apply online via the above ‘Apply’ button. 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.