Dean and Professor, International Business School Suzhou

Jiangsu (CN)
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


DEPARTMENT: International Business School Suzhou 
POSITION TITLE: Dean and Professor 
JOB ID: 995695
CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time  

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) seeks to appoint a Dean to its Business School. The position of Dean is crucial to the effective operation of both the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) and XJTLU. The Dean holds leadership for the strategic development of IBSS both within and outside of the University. The Dean is responsible most directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for the entire operation of the School and the professional behaviour of each member of staff.  The Dean is a crucial leader both at the University and School-level. 

XJTLU is China’s leading Joint Venture university. Founded in 2006, it now has almost 11,000 students in China; and another 3,500 in Liverpool completing degrees. It plans to grow to about 27,000 students by 2025.

The strengths of the university are in Science and Technology, as well as some professional subjects like Architecture and Business. There are currently 726 academic staff, about half of whom are not citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The language of instruction, committees, and administrative work at XJTLU is English.

The university is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (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, including nearby Shanghai. SIP is a significant growth zone, including operations run by more than 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, and the SIP has been on the receiving end of both private and public investments into innovation and R&D.

IBSS was established in 2015 and is the largest academic unit within the university with 35% and 50% of the undergraduate and postgraduate student population respectively.  The school consists of the three divisions of Management, Economics, and Accounting and Finance.  It is quickly emerging as a leading Business School in the region, as illustrated by its recent accreditation by AACSB in 2016 and by EQUIS in 2018. The youngest business school to achieve this. The school consists of 95 academic and teaching staff with a plan to grow to 120 by the end of 2019.  As a fast-growing business school in one of the most dynamic locations in the country, IBSS provides an outstanding environment for highly motivated academics to fulfil their ambition in their career development. More detailed information may be found at http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/departments/academic-departments/international-business-school-suzhou/

Salary is by negotiation and will be internationally competitive. There is a generous benefit-package including subsidies towards the costs of housing, travel, and children’s education, as well as the provision of insurance. There is also an allowance for the costs of relocation. 

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 55 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.

Please send your application to AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. In the subject line write the Positon you are applying for and quote the job ID number for reference.

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:

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

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above. Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor David Goodman, Vice President Academic Affairs (Email: david.goodman@xjtlu.edu.cn). Other informal enquiries may be addressed to the Staff Management Team at AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.  

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