Assistant / Associate / Senior Associate Professor in Intelligent Operations, Information Management job with XIAN JIAOTONG LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY (XJTLU)

Job overview

departmentIntelligent Operations and Marketing Department (IOM)

Position: Assistant / Associate / Senior Associate Professor in Intelligent Operations, Information Management and Marketing (Associate and Senior Associate Professors are preferred)

Site: Suzhou Campus

Salary: Salaries and benefits are competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.

Job opening date: January 4, 2022

Closing date of the position: April 4, 2022 (early submission of applications is encouraged)

Type of Contract: CDD / 3 years, renewable. The 3rd contract is for an indefinite period

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 the first joint venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese accredited undergraduate degrees (Department of Education) for over 100 programs. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-oriented and has made significant investments in the development of research and the expansion of the number of master’s and doctoral students on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1,000 academic staff representing over 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit

Description of the school and the department

Xi’an Jiaotong University-Liverpool International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is growing in size and influence in pursuit of its vision of being 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 this 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. Obtaining joint AMBA and BGA accreditation in 2020, IBSS became the 103rd triple-accredited business school in the world.

The five departments of IBSS are Accounting, Economics, Finance, Smart Operations and Marketing, and Strategic Management and Organizations with over 130 faculty members and over 5,000 students over 60 different countries. IBSS offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, doctoral and executive education programs in all major business disciplines.

The IOM department, which encompasses the areas of operations management, information management, marketing and project management, is on the way to becoming an independent academic unit with the start of the year. academic 2020/21, following the split of the original Department of Management. At present, the IOM department has a strong team of 31 academic staff, publishing in leading journals, such as Journal of Operations Management (UTD), MIS Quarterly (UTD), Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (ABS 4 *), British Journal of Management (ABS 4), European Journal of Operational Research (ABS 4), Journal of Service Research (ABS 4), International Journal of Information Management (ABDC A *) , International Journal of Production Economics (ABDC A *) and among others. Members of the department teach a large number of undergraduate students in Marketing, Business Administration, Information Management, and Information System programs, as well as postgraduate students enrolled in the MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management, MSc Project Management, as well as MSc Management or IMBA.

Roles and responsibilities:

Applications are invited for operations and supply chain management, information management, marketing and project management at XJTLU’s IBSS. XJTLU is a research-led university. In this context, although the IBSS faculty workload is typically shared between teaching, research and service, early career faculty members should devote the majority of their time to research. , followed by education, then service. Research activities include the publication of research articles, participation in international conferences and applications for research funding. Research performance at school is benchmarked against lists of internationally recognized quality journals, such as the Academic Journal Guide (UK) – aka the ABS List – and the ABDC List (Australia). The target levels on these lists are ABS3 / ABDC-A or higher.

The successful candidate will be expected to give lectures and tutorials during all years of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs; supervise undergraduate, master’s and possibly doctoral theses.

Areas of responsibility: (1) Operations management, supply chain management, logistics management and related areas; (2) Information management, information system and related fields; (3) Marketing management; and (4) Project management.

Essential qualifications / experience

Successful candidates for the post of Assistant / Associate Professor must have:

  • A doctorate in 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 for higher academic ranks must also show:

  • An important file of high quality academic publications,
  • A number of external research grants,
  • Experience in doctoral supervision.

Desired qualifications / experience

The successful candidates for the position should preferably possess the following attributes:

  • Experience in program design and program development,
  • Commitment with the professional community,
  • Adaptability to work in a collegial environment.

Compensation package

Academic staff receive generous grants for accommodation, travel, children’s education, and medical insurance. A moving allowance is provided. Non-Chinese passport holders can benefit from multi-year “tax holidays”, depending on nationality and tax residency.

Citizenship and visa regulations

Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese labor laws and must comply with provincial government regulations. These regulations specify who is eligible for legal employment with respect to obtaining work permits and visas. Please note that applicants over 65 may not be eligible for a work visa to the People’s Republic of China.

To apply

Please submit your application on our university website via Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file which consists of 3 parts in order of:

  • A cover letter
  • An up-to-date CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship and highest level of education
  • Contact details of three references

For any specific request related to the position, please send an email to the Head of Department, Professor Xiaobo Xu at [email protected] Informal inquiries can be directed to IBSS HRBP Ms. Ye Lan at [email protected] Please include the position and the position ID in your request.

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