Associate Professor/Lecturer in Supply Chain/Operations, International Business School Suzhou

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

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Position type:

Full time


14,898 – 30,099 RMB/month (Lecturer) and 30,555 – 41,712 RMB/month (Associate Professor) + benefits

03 Jan 2017
06 Feb 2017

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Reference number: 995125

Applications are invited for Lecturer/Associate Professor in General Management with 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.

In addition to the MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management Programme, the school teaches a wide range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes as well as PhD. Applicants with a research and/or teaching interest in Operations/Supply Chain Management (e.g., Logistics Management, Operations Planning and Control, Production Control, Supply Chain Management, Management & Information Systems and Project Management) are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching experience at postgraduate level would be welcomed. An active role in the business community is essential.

Successful applicants will have a PhD, and/or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Applicants will have teaching experience and evidence of the ability or potential to produce high quality research publications if pursuing a research track. Exceptional candidates with professional backgrounds, who are not currently active in research, will also be considered. Candidates for the position of Associate Professor should also have a strong track record of excellence in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their field and a successful record of research funding. Experience in developing and managing Masters programmes would also be well regarded.

Successful applicants will have a PhD, be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Lecturing experience at postgraduate level would be welcomed, particularly on MBA programmes.  Those applicants with strong professional backgrounds, who are not currently active in research, will also be considered.

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 6 February 2017 Informal inquiries should be addressed to the Head of the Management Group, Professor Hossam Ismail: (

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