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School/CompanyInternational Business School Suzhou (IBSS)
Job TitleAssistant/Associate/Senior Associate/Professor of Economics
CitySuzhou
CountryChina
Job categoryAcademic
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

THE UNIVERSITY
Formed in 2006, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a joint venture of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the UK. As an independent Sino-foreign cooperative university, XJTLU captures the essence of both of its prestigious parents and is the first and only of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education.
The language of instruction is English. Its undergraduate programmes are accredited in both China and the UK. XJTLU comprises of seven schools with over 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The university’s objective is to become a truly research-led institution and has recently committed significant investments into its research development and the expansion of its PhD programmes.

LOCATION
XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou’s Industrial Park (SIP). Suzhou is a 2-hour drive west of Shanghai. The city is well-connected via nearby airports (Shanghai, Wuxi, and Hangzhou) to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to most major cities in China.
Suzhou has a long history of being an educational center of China. The Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), with its abundance of research and development opportunities, is a regional hub of innovative change and home to over 120 of the Fortune 500 Companies and over 6,000SMEs. Greater Suzhou represents the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP, with a GDP per capita exceeding that of the UK.
Suzhou encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and many museums attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides attractive views, by day and by night, and there is a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools. Suzhou has been ranked the 74th most livable city in the 2018 Global Livability Index.

SCHOOL AND 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. Receiving joint accreditation of AMBA and BGA in 2020, IBSS became the world’s 103rd triple accredited business school.

The five departments of IBSS are Accounting, Economics, Finance, Intelligent Operations and Marketing, and Strategic Management and Organizations with over 130 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 all major business disciplines.

At present, the Economics Department has a team of 27 academic staff, publishing consistently in high-quality international economics journals, utilizing both internal and external research grants and also actively engaging in research collaboration with researchers worldwide. The Economics Department in IBSS initiated the Society for the Advancement in Economic Studies (SAES), which is a platform for cross-disciplinary research collaboration with academics and also with practitioners on relevant economic issues. In addition, the Department also has a strong focus on behavioral economics and hosts the IBSS Experimental Economics Lab as well as the IBSS Biometrics Lab. Academic staff in Economics department deliver a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs in the fields of economics and research methods. In particular, faculty mainly teach both the widely popular BSc Economics and BSc Economics & Finance undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs including MSc Economics & Finance and MSc Business Analytics.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Supporting its rapid expansion, IBSS now seeks to appoint new faculty to join the Economics department. This is an exciting opportunity for economics 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.

IBSS offers a truly research-conducive environment, a low teaching load, and a range of research support opportunities. Research activities include the publication of research articles, the development of external grant applications, and the presentation of scholarly work at international conferences. 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.

Essential Qualifications/Experience:
Successful applicants to the position of Assistant/Associate Professor are expected to have:
• A PhD degree in Economics 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 more senior professorial ranks are expected to also show:
• A significant record of high-quality academic publications,
• A number of external research grants awards,
• Experience in PhD supervision.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience:
Successful applicants to the position of Assistant/Associate Professor should preferably possess the following attributes:
• Curriculum design and programme development experience,
• Engagement with professional community,
• Adaptability in working in a collegial environment

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

To Apply:
Please submit your application Online. 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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Expiry date2022/06/30