Professor in Economics, XJTLU

2022年 4月 4日

Job Description



DEPARTMENT: Department of  Economics, International Business School Suzhou (IBSS)

LOCATION: Suzhou, China

SALARY: A competitive salary in line with expectations for the discipline

POSITION OPEN DATE: 02nd  April, 2022

ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 31st August 2022 (early submission of applications is encouraged)

JOB ID: 2031

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

University Overview

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 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit

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 4 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 100 faculty members and more than 5,000 students from over 60 different countries. IIBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes in the fields of Economics, Management, Accounting and Finance. Undergraduate programmes in Economics include both the widely popular BSc in Economics and BSc in Economics & Finance, whereas Master’s programmes include MSc in Economics & Finance and MSc in Business Analytics.

The Economics Department in IBSS initiated the university-wide Research Institute for Economic Integration (RIEI), which is a platform for research focused on the integration between and within Asian economies, Europe and the Pacific. In addition, the Department also has a strong focus on behavioural economics and hosts the IBSS Experimental Economics Lab as well as the IBSS Biometrics Lab.

Responsibilities and Duties

XJTLU is a research-led university and correspondingly, International Business School Suzhou is a research-led business school. In this context, even though the workload of faculty in IBSS is generally shared between teaching, research, and service, Professors are expected to greatly contribute to the research activity of the School. 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 recognised 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.

In addition, Professors are also expected to hold leadership roles (service) with the Department, School, or the University, using their experience and expertise to represent the Economics Department and the Business School.

In terms of teaching, all faculty within the Department are required to teach and Professors should be willing and able to teaching at all levels, including undergraduate, masters, PhD, and executive education.

Personal Attributes

Successful applicants should preferably possess the following attributes: 

  • Adaptability
  • Affinity with cross-cultural settings
  • Full command of the English language for teaching purposes

Essential Qualifications/Experience

Successful applicants to the position of Professor are expected to:

  • Hold a PhD degree in a field related to economics.
  • Have a strong record of academic publications in good journals based on the benchmarks listed above. Note that Professors should have experience publishing at the level of ABS4/ABDCA*
  • Have successfully obtained and managed grants and funding (external to the home institution).
  • Have experience supervising PhD students to completion
  • Have actively contributed to the development of an academic unit through significant and sustained service roles

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

Successful applicants should have experience with:

  • Creating new modules/courses in the broader field of economics
  • Managing programmes
  • Experience teaching international classrooms

In the present round of recruitment, all fields of economics (including adjacent ones) will be given full consideration.

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 click this link: to submit your application online. Resume 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 enquires relating to the position, please email Head, Department of  Economics Dr. Ye Bai at Ye. Informal enquiries may be addressed to HRBP  Ms. Ye Lan at Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.