Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics

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Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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Saturday, 15 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics

DEPARTMENT: Department of Economics

POSITION TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics

LOCATION: Suzhou Campus


Assistant Professor: 29,046 – 31,993 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 35,588 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)


Associate Professor: 34,738 – 37,469 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 41,063 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)


POSITION OPEN DATE: 15th March 2021


JOB ID: 1804

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

University Overview
Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and 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

Department Overview

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 from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2016, and again, the youngest School to receive EQUIS accreditation in 2018. With its AMBA accreditation in 2020, IBSS became the world’s 103rd “triple crown” business school.


IBSS currently has more than 125 academic staff and over 5,000 students. As it continues to expand, IBSS now seeks to appoint further academic scholars from around the world to play a vital part in this unique institution’s academic growth.


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 in IBSS initiated the university-wide Research Institute for Economic Integration (RIEI), which is a platform for research focused on the integration between and within Asian economies, Europe and the Pacific. In addition, the Department also has a strong focus on behavioural economics and hosts the IBSS Experimental Economics Lab as well as the IBSS Biometrics Lab.


Responsibilities and Duties

XJTLU is a research-led university and correspondingly, International Business School Suzhou is a research-led business school. In this context, even though the workload of faculty in IBSS is generally shared between teaching, research, and service, Associate Professors are expected to greatly contribute to the research activity of the School. Research activities include the publication of research articles, attendance of international conferences, supervising doctoral students and applications for research funding. Research active faculty teach only one module per semester and enjoy a range of internal and external funding opportunities.

Research performance in the School is benchmarked on internationally recognised 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. 

In addition, Associate Professors will also be expected to hold leadership roles (service) with the Department, School, or the University, using their experience and expertise to represent the Economics Department and the Business School.

In terms of teaching, all faculty within the Department are required to teach and Associate Professors should be willing and able to teaching at all levels, including undergraduate, masters, PhD, and executive education.

Personal Attributes

Successful applicants should possess the following attributes:

  • Adaptability
  • Affinity with cross-cultural settings
  • Full command of the English language for teaching purposes

Essential Qualifications/Experiences

Successful applicants to the position of Assistant Professor should have experience with:

  • Contributing to the development of an academic unit through significant service roles
  • Creating new modules/courses in the broader field of economics
  • Managing programmes
  • International classroom settings

Successful applicants to the position of Associate Professor should have experience with:

  • Applying for and managing research funding
  • Creating modules/courses in the broader field of economics
  • Supervising students at the undergraduate/postgraduate level
  • International classroom settings

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

To Apply

Please submit your application on our university website, the apply link is https://career15.sapsf.cn/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1804&company=xjtlu . Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:

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

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Acting Head, Department of Economics Dr. Ye Bai at Ye.Bai@xjtlu.edu.cn or HR Recruiting Team Ms. Xinyun Yang at Xinyun.Yang@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.  

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