Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

Academic Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Location: Suzhou Campus

Salary:

Lecturer 4: 22,260-24,610RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 27,514RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)

Lecturer 5: 27,929-30,762RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 34,219RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)

Position Open Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: 3-year contract (renewable) and 3rd contract is open-ended.

University and Department Overview:

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution and the first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for all programmes. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The University now has almost 15,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of PhD student numbers on campus.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Suzhou has been ranked the 74th most liveable city in the 2018 Global Liveability Index. Additionally, it is well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP, and the SIP has a higher GDP per capita than the UK. The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and the I.M. Pei-designed Suzhou Museum 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.

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 from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2016, and again, the youngest School to receive EQUIS accreditation in 2018.

IBSS currently has more than 100 academic staff and more than 5,000 students and is growing every year. As it continues to expand, IBSS now seeks to appoint further academic leaders and this, in turn, offers an exhilarating opportunity for academics from around the world to play a part in leading this unique institution’s academic growth.

IBSS delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes in the fields of Economics, Management, Accounting and Finance. BA Accounting programme has received professional accreditations from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and it is the first undergraduate programme in China to have obtained both 9 ACCA exemptions and 12 CIMA exemptions. MSc Professional Accounting programme has received professional accreditation from ICAEW with 12 ACA exemptions. MSc Investment Management programme has received professional recognition from the Certified Financial Analysts Institute (CFA).

Responsibilities and Duties:

XJTLU is a research-led university and correspondingly, International Business School Suzhou is a research-led business school. In this context, even though the workload of faculty in IBSS is generally shared between teaching, research, and service, Lecturers 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 recognised lists of journal quality such as the Academic Journal Guide (UK) – a.k.a. the ABS list – and the ABDC list (AUS). The target levels on those lists are ABS3/ABDC: A or above. 

Personal Attributes:

Successful applicants to the position of Lecturer 4 are expected to:

  • Hold a PhD degree in a field related to accounting and finance (or be close to completion of a PhD degree in accounting and finance).
  • Have a proven record of academic publications in good journals, or alternatively, for early career academics, a strong pipeline of promising research
  • Have classroom experience

Successful applicants to the position of Lecturer 5 are expected to:

  • Hold a PhD degree in a field related to accounting and finance
  • Have at least two years of work experience in higher education after obtaining a PhD – as a teacher and/or researcher
  • Have a proven record of academic publications in good journals

Essential Qualifications/Experience:

Successful applicants should have:

  • Good research trainings
  • Teaching experience in international classrooms
  • Supervision experience at the undergraduate/postgraduate level
  • Assessment of student work

Desirable Qualifications/Experience:

Successful applicants should preferably possess the following attributes:

  • Curriculum design
  • Teaching and/or research interest in Fin-tech and/or data science
  • Engagement with academic/professional community
  • Professional qualifications (ICAEW/ACCA/CIMA/CFA/FRM and other equivalent accounting or finance qualifications)
  • Research funding experience

Compensation Package:

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.

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 PRC work visa.

To Apply:

Please send your application to AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn . In the subject line write the Positon you are applying for and quote the job ID number for reference.

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 above.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Staff Management Team at AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn . Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.


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