Lecturer/Associate Professor in Accounting Information Systems/Data Analytics

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
04 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Accounting Information Systems/Data Analytics (1690)

Position Overview:
International Business School Suzhou (IBSS)

Department: Department of Accounting
Position Title: Lecturer/Associate Professor in Accounting Information Systems/Data Analytics 
Location: Suzhou Campus
Lecturer: 22,260 – 24,195 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 27,514 RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post);
Assistant Professor: 27,929 – 30,279RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 34,219RMB/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)
Advertisement Closing Date: 31st December 2020 

Department Description:
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.
The five departments of IBSS are the newly split Accounting and Finance, Economics, Intelligent Operations and Marketing, and Strategic Management and Organizations with over 100 faculty members and more than 5,000 students from over 60 different countries. IBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes across a range of business disciplines. 
The Department of Accounting becomes an independent academic unit with the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year, as a result of splitting the original Department of Accounting and Finance. At present, the Accounting Department has a team of 19 academic staff, publishing in high-quality international accounting journals and also maintaining a balance of academic research and professional engagement. More than 90% of our accounting faculty members are affiliated with at least one of the professional accounting bodies as follows: AICPA, UK CIMA/ICAEW/ACCA, CA/CPA Australia, CICPA/HKICPA. Members of the department mainly teach BA Accounting programme and MSc Professional Accounting programme, and also support widely many other business-related programmes. Our MSc Professional Accounting programme has received professional accreditation from ICAEW. BA Accounting programme has received professional accreditations from the ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia and ICAEW. In addition, our BA Accounting students have been performing well in national/international competitions organized by professional accounting bodies: for example, our students won 2nd place and 4th place (2020) in China’s ICAEW BC competition, and championship (2020) in CIMA GBC competition (Both in China and in North Asia region).
Roles & Responsibilities:

XJTLU is a research-led university. In this context, even though the workload of faculty in IBSS is generally shared between teaching, research, and service, faculty members are expected to spend the majority of their time on research, followed by teaching, then service. Research activities include the publication of research articles, attendance of international conferences, and applications for research funding. Research performance in the School is benchmarked on internationally recognized 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. 

Supporting its rapid expansion, IBSS now seeks to appoint junior and/or senior faculty to join the Accounting department. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a young, fast-growing, and internationally recognized institution situated in the heart of one of China’s most innovative and entrepreneurial economic areas. 
We seek to grow our expertise in the inter-disciplinary area of Accounting information systems. Applicants from any area in information systems with a strong background in Python programming, SQL, data warehouse and data management are welcome, particularly those applicants with a teaching/research interest in accounting information systems and/or data analytics for accounting. We do offer accounting information systems at introductory level and plan to offer it at advanced level as well. Applicants without accounting background will work closely with accounting faculty and be trained to grow in the area of accounting information systems and/or data analytics for accounting.
Personal Attributes:
The successful applicant is expected to have developed:

  • A good team player, 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. 

Essential Qualifications:
The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • A PhD degree (or be close to completion of a PhD degree) in accounting information systems or a related field (for a generic information systems PhD degree, an interest to develop in the area of accounting information systems and/or data analytics for accounting), 
  • A proven record of academic publications in good journals (for early-career academics, a strong pipeline of promising research) 
  • Teaching experience in international classrooms.

Desirable Qualifications:
The successful applicant should preferably possess the following attributes:

  • Curriculum design,
  • Teaching and/or research interest in accounting data analytics,
  • Engagement with professional community,
  • Professional accounting qualifications such as ACCA/CIMA/CPA etc. 

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 Online via https://career15.sapsf.cn/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1690&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 the HR Recruiting Team at Recruitment.hr@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.      

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