Job Title: Associate Professor/Lecturer in Operations Management and Information Systems
Job ID: 994958
Department: Int'l Business School Suzhou
Qualification & Responsibility
Lecturer/Associate Professor in Operations Management
Department: International Business School Suzhou
Closing date for receipt of applications: 31st March 2019
Applications are invited for Lecturer/Associate Professor in the multidisciplinary topic of Operations Management with the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, a joint venture established in 2006 by the University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.
IBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in the fields of Management, Accounting, Finance, and Economics. It offers both a full-time MBA and an international MBA for executives, and is rapidly expanding its executive education portfolio. IBSS currently has 90 academic staff and over 2,000 students, and is growing every year. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the development and success of an ambitious business school located in the vibrant city of Suzhou and surrounded by Fortune 500 companies. IBSS has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in 2016, and more recently from EQUIS, an accolade that has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools. IBSS is the youngest school to achieve these accreditations.
Applicants from a wide range of areas in Operations management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management with advanced knowledge skills in the area of Information Systems are welcome. However, applicants with a teaching, research and/or practice interests and experience in application of Enterprise Resource Planning, Industry 4.0, and Internet of Things within the context of the above areas are strongly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, a strong track record in designing and delivering executive education programmes, executive coaching and management consulting are also highly desirable.
Successful applicants will have a PhD, be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. They will have a track record in lecturing and also be able to evidence the ability or potential to produce high quality research publications. Lecturing experience at postgraduate level would be welcomed, particularly on MBA programmes.
The salary range for the position is 14,898 – 30,099 RMB/month (Lecturer) and 30,555 – 41,712 RMB/month (Associate Professor). In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday” of up to three years, depending on nationality and personal circumstances.
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first, and currently the only, university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of Ph.D. student numbers on campus. The university now has in excess of 8,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction in Years 2 to 4 (undergraduate) and at postgraduate level is English.
International Business School Suzhou is growing in size and influences 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 ensures that IBSS has a positive impact on society through teaching, research and business engagement. With leading international faculty and a superb location in the heart of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) close to other major commercial centres such as Shanghai and Wuxi, IBSS enjoys ideal conditions for beneficial mutual exchanges between business and academia. This underpins learning and teaching environment that ensures students graduate with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an ever-changing world.
XJTLU itself is located in the Higher Education Town of SIP, well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP ($215 billion in 2014). The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and the I.M Pei-designed Suzhou Museum attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life, with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides a range of recreational and entertainment amenities, and within SIP and Suzhou itself, there are a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and a great nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools and a range of international-standard healthcare facilities.
Applications should be received by 12th October 2018 (please quote reference BEMxxx). Informal inquiries should be addressed to the Head of the Management Group Professor Hossam Ismail (Hossam.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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