Lecturer / Assistant / Associate / Senior Associate or Full Professor in Supply Chain Management, Operation Management... - Information Systems, Operation Management, Supply Chain Management

School/Institution:Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, Suzhou

Discipline: Information Systems, Operation Management, Supply Chain Management

Employment Type:Full-time


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School of Intelligent Finance and Business

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Entrepreneur College (Taicang)

Location: Suzhou

Salary: Competitive

Job Ref: 1905

Contract Type: Full-Time for an initial 3 years, renewable.


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

Taicang campus overview:

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is building a new teaching site in Taicang city - XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang campus), with the collaboration of the Taicang Municipal Government and industry partners, as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. The new Taicang campus will be a pioneer of, and an educational model for developing talent and industry leaders to meet local, national, and global challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution, in a state-of-the-art campus. XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang campus) is directed by a Leadership Team, which is comprised of the Taicang Principal, Taicang Associate Principal, Chief Operating Officer, School Deans and Director of Innovation Factories.

School of Intelligent Finance and Business OVERVIEW:

The school is one of 7 industry-themed Schools in the XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang campus), and there is the capacity to grow further within the college to a total of 10 schools. Common to each School is an Education, Research and Development Institute (“ERDI”) for teaching and university-business research collaboration, a professional services centre supporting daily activities of students, staff, and business partners, and a School Affiliated Company, which has been jointly established by XJTLU and the School’s industry partner for practical on-the-job learning and teaching. The governance and management of the School is through a School Council. The Dean of School oversees the School Management Team as well as contributing to the leadership of the Taicang campus.

The School of Intelligent Finance and Business is jointly developed by the University and an industry partner, AMT, to deliver the industry-themed programme(s). The first degree programme that the School has launched for the Academic Year 2019/2020 is BSc Intelligent Supply Chain.

AMT (Shanghai Qiyuan Technology Co., Ltd.) was established in 1998 and is currently a leading organisation for "Management + IT" consulting services in China. For more information please see


The School of Intelligent Finance and Business is adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of Syntegrative Education (SE). SE is a new model that has been developed by the University to address future challenges from the 4th Industrial Revolution and is a core part of the University’s strategy for the next ten-year development that stresses innovation and entrepreneurship. SE aims at training syntegrative leaders with Management skills, International perspective, Discipline-specific knowledge, and adaptability in Industry (MIDI).

The position seeks individuals who will echo these values and are passionate about undergraduate and graduate student engagement. The University seeks faculty members who can model the excitement of engagement, discovery, and creativity and who are committed to education as an integrated and transformational process.


We are looking for future colleagues from the above-mentioned fields who can:

  • engage actively with new educational models and embrace innovative, interactive, technology-enhanced learning, teaching, and assessment approaches;
  • deliver high-quality teaching to undergraduate and graduate students, as evidenced for example by peers, students and external examiners;
  • supervise undergraduate students and postgraduate students;
  • conduct high-quality research, as shown by publications in leading journals;
  • provide administrative service to the School, the University and its stakeholders;

For senior positions, candidates also need to:

  • contribute to the school’s business engagement initiatives by building extensive industry collaborative partnerships;
  • contribute to the creation and support of a healthy research environment, with agreed annual research outcomes and expectations, an emphasis on impact creation and funded quality research;
  • contribute to the school’s teaching development through mentoring and supporting early career academics;
  • work collaboratively with program director, Director of ERDI and Dean of the school to ensure that the school and curriculum design delivers an inclusive, enriching, and enabling learning experience.


Successful applicants to the position of Assistant/Associate Professor are expected to have:

  • A PhD degree in such as: supply chain management, operation management, finance, accounting, business analytics, information system management, management science, digital marketing, strategy or a closely aligned discipline; or be able to demonstrate an equivalent professional practice and engagement. Quantitative approach to research is preferred;
  • Appropriate research experience as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publications for the corresponding academic position;
  • Strong motivation to engage the industry in developing teaching content and research ideas;
  • Candidates must have a high level of communicative competence in English; an equivalent knowledge of Chinese would be an advantage;
  • For non-Chinese applicants, two years full time teaching in a college/university is required by the Chinese work permit policy;
  • For candidates coming from a practitioner’s background or more experiences in industry engagement,  we equally welcome those who have familiarity with the use of enterprise resource planning (SAP), inventory and warehouse management, purchasing and negotiation, or experiences with specialised areas such as supply chain finance, and supply chains for maritime logistics/food/automotive & aerospace/semiconductors & electronics /retail & services.
  • Self-motivated for innovative teaching with knowledge of relevant developments in learning and teaching practices;

Successful applicants to the position of Full Professor are also expected to have (in addition to the above-mentioned points):

  • A good track record of engagement with business and industry;
  • A proven record of academic publications in leading journals, ABS (3 stars or above), ABDC (A or A*);
  • Candidates shall have outstanding leadership and management experience, and ability to motivate and inspire teams with good interpersonal skills;
  • Candidates with administration and management experience in international universities or Sino-foreign joint universities are preferred;
  • Some experience of working in a relevant industry would be an advantage.


Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s educational, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances.


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 PRC work visa.


Please submit your applications online

Applications must be submitted in a single PDF file that includes the following parts in the order of:

  • A cover letter specifying your suitability for the role;
  • A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level;
  • A research statement (up to two A4 pages) articulating how your research is linked with real industry/business needs/problems, and how do you intend to engage the industry in the future research;
  • Contact details for three references.

For further information, please contact the Dean of the School by email

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resource Office through our HR Business Partner, Ms Yiting Xu at

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above.

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