- Head of Department, Strategic Management and Operations & Professor of Management
- Professors in Accounting
- Professors in Economics
Supporting its rapid expansion, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University now seeks to appoint a Head for the Strategic Management and Organizations Department to join the business school’s leadership team, and professors in accounting and economics. These are exciting opportunities for senior academics and established researchers to become part of a young, fast-growing, and internationally recognised institution situated in the heart of one of China’s most innovative and entrepreneurial economic areas.
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 15,000 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.
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. And 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. 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.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL (IBSS)
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.
Strategic Management and Organisations (SMO) Department
The Department of SMO, which encompasses the fields of HRM, International Business, Strategy, and Leadership, recently became an independent academic unit, as a result of splitting the original Department of Management. At present, the SMO department has a strong team of 21 academic staff and 9 PhD students, publishing in top journals, such as Management International Review, Journal of Business Research, and R&D Management. Members of the department teach a large number of undergraduate students in business administration, international business with a language, and human resource management programmes as well as postgraduate students enrolled in the MSc Management or the IMBA.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
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.
TO LEARN MORE AND TO APPLY
To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University, via email to IBSS_XJTLU@desailly.com.au
Full applications addressing the selection criteria and nominating referees must be submitted to the email address above, and will be considered until the positions are filled.
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