Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor in Accounting
DEPARTMENT: Department of Accounting, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS)
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Associate Professor in Accounting
LOCATION: Suzhou, China
SALARY: Salary and benefits packages are competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.
POSITION OPEN DATE: Jan 29, 2022
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2022
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended
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 1,000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn
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. Receiving joint accreditation of AMBA and BGA in 2020, IBSS became the 103rd triple accredited business school in the world.
The five departments of IBSS are the newly split Accounting and Finance, Economics, Intelligent Operations and Marketing, and Strategic Management and Organizations with over 140 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 24 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 in North Asia region.
Responsibilities and Duties
Supporting its rapid expansion, IBSS now seeks to appoint new faculty to join the Accounting department. This is an exciting opportunity for accounting academics 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.
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.
Successful applicants to the position of Assistant/Associate Professor are expected to have:
- A PhD degree in Accounting or a related field,
- Teaching experience in higher education,
- A proven record of academic publications in good journals, or alternatively, for early-career academics, a strong pipeline of promising research.
Successful applicants to the position of Teaching Fellow are expected to have:
- A MSc degree in accounting or a related field,
- A recognized professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA/CPA etc.),
- 7-year public accounting work experience.
Successful applicants to the position of Assistant/Associate Professor should preferably possess the following attributes:
- Curriculum design and programme development experience,
- Teaching and/or research interest in data science and/or accounting analytics,
- Engagement with professional community,
- Professional accounting qualifications (ACCA/CIMA/CPA etc.).
Successful applicants to the position of Teaching Fellow should preferably possess the following attributes:
- Teaching experience in higher education (ideally audit and/or UK taxation),
- Curriculum design and programme development experience,
- Outputs of pedagogical research (case studies/teaching notes/textbooks).
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 60 may be not eligible for a work visa in the P.R. China.
Please submit your application on our university website, the apply link is https://career15.sapsf.cn/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1883&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
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department A/Prof. Peng Cheng at Peng.Cheng@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may be addressed to HRBP of IBSS at Yi.Lu02@xjtlu.edu.cn . Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.