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Teaching Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow in Department of Intelligent Operations and Marketing of IBSS

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School: International Business School Suzhou (IBSS)

Department: Department of Intelligent Operations and Marketing (IOM)

Position: Teaching Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow in Department of Intelligent Operations and Marketing of IBSS

Location: Suzhou Campus

Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

Position Open Date: 24 April 2024

Position Close Date: Open until filled (early submission of applications is encouraged)


In 2006 Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was created by the University of Liverpool and Xi an Jiaotong University a top ten university in China. Offering a unique international education experience, XJTLU brings together excellent research practice and expertise from both institutions and gives students the skills and knowledge they need to secure careers in a global marketplace. XJTLU now has over 25,000 enrolled students in both Suzhou and Liverpool in the UK, with plans to grow to about 28,000 students by 2025. There are currently about 2,000 staff, among which about 1,000 academic staff, with an almost even split between citizens of the People s Republic of China and international passport holders. XJTLU offers our undergraduates and postgraduates over 100 programmes with a diverse spectrum of courses.

XJTLU is entering a new and exciting phase of its development as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. Adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of Syntegrative Education (SE), XJTLU is currently opening a new Entrepreneurial Education site in Taicang, part of wider Suzhou, where the Entrepreneur College (Taicang) is located. The Taicang site will be a pioneer of, and educational model for, the future campus in addressing challenges arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Other new initiatives include new working partnerships with Xi an Jiaotong University, the continued development of the four new Academies, and exploration of further potential locations to develop the SE model.

With a focus on innovative learning and teaching, and research, XJTLU draws on the strengths of its parent universities, and plays a pivotal role in facilitating access to China for UK and other institutional partners. At same time, XJTLU is exploring future education by blending the educational theory, best practice and culture from west and east.

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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 and BGA in 2020, IBSS became the world s 103rd triple accredited business school.

The five departments of IBSS are Accounting, Economics, Finance, Intelligent Operations and Marketing, and Strategic Management and Organizations with over 180 faculty members and more than 6,000 students from over 60 different countries. IBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes across all major business disciplines.

The Department of IOM, which encompasses the fields of Operations Management, Information Management, Marketing, and Project Management, is set to become an independent academic unit with the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year, as a result of splitting the original Department of Management. At present, the IOM department has a strong team of 39 academic staff and 12 Ph.D. students, publishing in top journals, such as Production and Operations Management (UTD), 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*), Decision Support Systems (ABDC A*) and among others. Members of the department teach a large number of undergraduate students in marketing, business administration, and information management and information system programmes as well as postgraduate students enrolled in Management MRes, MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management, MSc Project Management, as well as MSc Management or the IMBA.


Applications are invited to teach Information Management, Supply Chain Management, and Marketing at IBSS of XJTLU. Although XJTLU is a research-led university, the workload of teaching track faculty in IBSS is generally shared between teaching, professional/pedagogical development, and service,

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and tutorials across all years of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; to supervise undergraduate s FYP and master s dissertation.

Areas of responsibilities:

  1. Preferred teaching areas for Information Management and Information Systems:

    1. AI in Business;

    2. Business Intelligence;

    3. Computer-Based Trading in Financial Markets;

    4. Database Management.

  2. Preferred teaching areas for Supply Chain Management:

    1. Intelligent Supply Chain Management;

    2. Data Science for Supply Chain Management;

    3. Operations and Supply Chain Management.

  3. Preferred teaching areas for Marketing:

    1. Data-driven Marketing;

    2. Brand Management;

    3. Data Visualization for Marketing;

    4. Marketing Intelligence and Applications.


Essential Qualifications/Experience

Successful applicants to the teaching track are expected to have:

  • A minimum of Master s degree in a related field,

  • Over 5 years teaching experience in an international institution of higher education,

  • A proven record of excellent teaching evaluation.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

Successful applicants to the teaching track should preferably possess the following attributes:

  • Curriculum design and programme development experience,

  • Engagement with professional community,

  • Adaptability in working in a collegial environment.


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.


  • Clear career development path with annual review.

  • Professional development trainings are provided.


SALARY: Competitive salary in the market


  1. Allowance: XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances as 

    1. Housing allowance

    2. Travel allowance

    3. Kids education allowance

    4. Relocation allowance

    5. Etc.

  2. Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU staff and family members. (details refer to the University Policy)

  3. Paid holidays: 

    1. Statutory Holidays (11 days)

    2. Annual Leave (36 days)

    3. Family Matters Leave

    4. Paid Sick Leave

    5. Marriage Leave

    6. Paternity Leave

    7. Parental leave

    8. Etc.

  4. Working visa and residence permit in China: XJTLU sponsors working visa and residence permit in China for the staff.


The university provides new faculty members with Teaching Development Fund to encourage them to initiate teaching innovative projects.


Please submit your application on our university website via 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

For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department, Professor Xiaobo Xu at Informal enquiries may be addressed to HRBP of IBSS Ms. Mingwei Sun at Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.


Recruiting for over 80 academic positions

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a truly unique institution. It is the only international collaborative university in China with dual degree awarding powers, from the Chinese Ministry of Education and from the University of Liverpool.>We are now recruiting highly-qualified and motivated academic staff for the start of the academic year 2012/13. We already have a diverse and talented team of over two hundred and fifty academic staff, with twenty five-plus nationalities. We aim to recruit eighty more staff in a variety of disciplines

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