ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: International Political
Economy and Global Business
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor/Associate
LOCATION: Suzhou Campus
ADVERTISEMENT OPEN DATE: 30/05/2022
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 16/06/2022
JOB ID: 2795
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 1000
academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For
detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn
The Department of International Studies at Xi’an
Jiaotong-Liverpool University was established in 2018. Sitting in
the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, it aims to be a
leading provider of international studies education and research.
Our growing department is staffed by research active scholars from
all over world, including Australia, Cameroon, Canada, China,
Italy, Germany Greece, Spain and the United Kingdom. The department
teaches a BA and MA in International Relations, and an MA in
International Business and Global Affairs, and welcomes students
from all over the world. Please read further about our research,
teaching, and programmes by exploring this site:
Responsibilities and Duties
Successful applicants for the advertised positions will be
active in one of the discipline areas advertised (broadly defined)
in teaching or research. They will possess or are developing
international research profiles evidenced by an established or
growing research record in grants and publications. Teaching
excellence is highly valued and expected. A record of departmental
or university citizenship relevant to position level will be
favoured as successful applicants will be expected to take on a
range of administration roles in a growing and newly established
department. A record of PhD supervision to completion will be
expected. While not exclusively seeking applicants in the following
areas, we may give preference to those who demonstrate some of
following areas of interest in teaching and research.
IPE related to business management studies
- Research methods in international business and
The successful appointee will be expected to coordinate and
deliver modules across our degree programmes; to supervise
undergraduate Final Year Projects and MA and PhD
dissertations ; to contribute to curriculum development; to
undertake research in their area of specialisation on both
individual and group projects, and to be actively engaged in the
publication of the research; and to participate in the
administration and development of the Department of International
Studies, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, or the
The main duties and responsibilities of the post holder are as
─ To teach at
undergraduate and graduate level (especially in the MA in
International Business and Global Affairs) in areas allocated by
the Head of Department and reviewed from time to time by the Head
─ To carry out
research and produce publications, or other research outputs, in
line with personal objectives agreed in the Professional
Development Review (PDR) process.
─ To obtain
research funding support.
─ To engage with
the broader scholarly and professional communities.
─ To supervise
or assist with supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate
(Masters) or research graduate (PhD) students.
─ To contribute
to the design, development, planning and implementation of a high
─ To assist in
the design, development of learning materials, preparing schemes of
work and maintaining records to monitor student progress,
achievement and attendance.
─ To participate
in departmental and School seminars aimed at sharing research
outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and
outside the department.
─ To participate
in the design, development, administration and marking of exams and
─ To provide
pastoral care and support to students.
─ To participate
in the administration of the department’s programmes of study and
other activities as requested.
─ To contribute
to departmental, School, or University-wide working groups or
committees as requested.
─ To maintain
own continuing professional development.
─ To actively
follow and promote XJTLU policies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong
Evidence of departmental citizenship and teamwork.
- PhD in a relevant subject area;
- A strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad
subject background enabling contributions to teaching
- Evidence of ability to teach and design modules at
undergraduate and postgraduate level in areas offered by the
department. Candidates are advised to look at the department
website and view modules we offer.
- Evidence of success working in a multicultural classroom and
the ability to design teaching that responds to diverse needs.
- Proven record of ability to conduct good quality research in
the advertised fields which is reflected in the authorship of
high-quality publications, or other research outputs, relative to
- Evidence of a clear research, funding and publication
- Track record of PhD supervision to completion, and evidence of
successful research grant applications and networking. A
willingness to take a leading role in the department will be viewed
Range of Annual Base Pay:
Assistant Professor: 360k-400k RMB
Associate Professor: 450k-490k RMB
Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for
accommodation, travel, and children’s education, medical insurance,
and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may
receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal
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 65 may be not
eligible for a work visa in the P.R. China.
Please send 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
Applications should be received by the closing date stated
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email
Head of the Department of International Studies, Alessandra
Cappelletti, at Alessandra.Cap@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may
be addressed to HR at Wenyu.Pu@xjtlu.edu.cn
. Please quote the position and job ID (2795) in your