Professor in Project Management, Intelligent Operations, Information Management, and Marketing job with XIAN JIAOTONG LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY (XJTLU)

DEPARTMENTDepartment of Intelligent Operations and Marketing (IOM)
POSITION TITLE: Full Professor in Project Management, Intelligent Operations, Information Management, and Marketing
LOCATION: Suzhou Campus
SALARY: Salary and benefits packages are competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.
OPEN DATE POSITIONS: 20thSeptember 2022
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 30thNovember 2022(early submission of applications is encouraged)
JOB ID: 2960
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended


Formed in 2006, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a joint venture of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the UK. As an independent Sino-foreign cooperative university, XJTLU captures the essence of both of its prestigious parents and is the first and only of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education.

The language of instruction is English. Its undergraduate programs are accredited in both China and the UK. XJTLU comprises of seven schools with over 23,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The university’s objective is to become a truly research-led institution and has recently committed significant investments into its research development and the expansion of its PhD programmes.


XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou’s Industrial Park (SIP). Suzhou is a 2-hour drive west of Shanghai. The city is well-connected via nearby airports (Shanghai, Wuxi, and Hangzhou) to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to most major cities in China.

Suzhou has a long history of being an educational center of China. The Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), with its abundance of research and development opportunities, is a regional hub of innovative change and home to over 120 of the Fortune 500 Companies and over 6,000SMEs. Greater Suzhou represents the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP, with a GDP per capita exceeding that of the UK.

Suzhou implies the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and many museums attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides attractive views, by day and by night, and there is a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools. Suzhou has been ranked the 74thmost livable city in the 2018 Global Livability Index.


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 150 faculty members and more than 5,500 students from over 60 different countries. IBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs across all major business disciplines.

The Department of IOM, which includes 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 40 academic staff, 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 programs as well as postgraduate students enrolled in the MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management, MSc Project Management, as well as MSc Management or the IMBA.

Responsibilities and Duties

Applications are invited for Operations and Supply Chain Management, Information Management, Marketing, and Project Management at IBSS of XJTLU. XJTLU is a research-led university. In this context, even though the workload of faculty in IBSS is generally shared between teaching, research, and service, early-career faculty members are expected to spend the majority of their time on research, followed by teaching, then service. 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 recognized lists of journal quality such as the Academic Journal Guide (UK) – aka the ABS list – and the ABDC list (Australia). The target levels on those lists are ABS3/ABDC-A or above.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and tutorials across all years of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; to supervise undergraduate, master’s and potentially doctoral dissertations.

Areas of responsibilities: (1) Project Management; (2) Information Management, Information System and related areas;(3) Marketing Management;and (4) Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management and related areas.

Essential Qualifications/Experience

Successful applicants to the position of Full Professor are expected to also show:

    • excellent teaching records,
    • A significant record of high-quality academic publications,
    • A number of external research grants awards,
    • Successful experience in PhD supervision.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

Successful applicants to the position should preferably possess the following attributes:

    • Curriculum design and program development experience,
    • Engagement with professional community,
    • Adaptability in working in a collegial environment.

Compensation Package

Members of Academic Staff receive generous subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s education, and medical insurance. A relocation allowance is provided.

Citizenship and Visa Regulations

Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labor 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 PR China.

To Apply

Please submit your application on our university website, the apply link is 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 [email protected]. Informal inquiries may be addressed to HRBP of IBSS Ms. Ye Lan at [email protected].

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