Teaching Fellow in Employability Development

Company:Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Location:China / Suzhou

Discipline:Employability Development

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Teaching Fellow in Employability Development

DEPARTMENT: International Business School Suzhou


POSITION TITLE: Teaching Fellow in Employability Development



Teaching Fellow 3: 16,937 – 19,011 RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 21,845RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)

Teaching Fellow 4: 22,260 - 25,026RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 27,514RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post)

POSITION OPEN DATE: Expected starting date 1st June 2020


JOB ID: 990018A

CONTRACT TYPE: 3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended.


The University

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 is research-led and has committed significant investment into research development. Only twelve years after its launch, the University has already climbed to the 79th position in China on the QS ranking (out of about 3,000 Universities in the country) and is quickly emerging as a model higher education institution in China.

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

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 delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes in the fields of Economics, Management, Accounting and Finance.

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 expand the scope of student-centred education with a focus of expanding the support of student employability development. Graduate employability is now recognised worldwide to be a key measurement to business school education success.  As we began to focus more on student employability development in a holistic approach, IBSS is now searching to appoint a teaching fellow with industrial experience in managing and developing employees and a strong academic interest in employability development. We, in turn, offers an exhilarating opportunity for suitable individuals around the world to play a part in leading this unique institution’s academic growth.


The position holder is expected to play a key role in supporting IBSS student employability development. The person is also expected to carry out both teaching, training and pedagogical research in student employability enhancement. The role is required to work collaboratively across and within a variety of stakeholders at the School and University level. Key responsibilities are:

  • Report to Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching, contribute to the development, implementation and teaching of student employability themed programmes, modules, workshops and other learning activities. Support the employability curriculum mapping.
  • Act as a leading member of IBSS Employability Team, coordinate with Student Employability Officers to overlook the student employability support.
  • Development and contribute to implement IBSS student work placement and/or in-company projects.
  • Work closely with IBSS Student Work placement Officers, Alumni Officer and Business Engagement team along with other relevant stakeholders to support an excellent student experience of employability development.
  • Establish a pedagogical research pipeline and development and enhancement of pedagogical practices.

The position holder is accountable to:

  1. Contribute to maintain and improve IBSS student employability development outcomes.
  2. Contribute to the strategic direction of the student employability development in working with Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching.
  3. Carry out required administrative work at school level. Provide support to relevant areas such as learning and teaching quality assurance and employability curriculum mapping and review.
  4. Support the cultivation of a positive workplace culture within school.
  5. Develop a profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities.


Successful applicants to Teaching Fellow 3 are expected to:

  • Hold a relevant higher degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in people management, training and development
  • Have an understanding of graduate employment demand in key labour markets in China
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of key graduate competencies and skill sets required and desired by employers in China

Successful applicants to Teaching Fellow 4 are expected to:

  • Have a Master degree or higher
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in people management, training and development
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of graduate employment demand in key labour markets in China
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of key graduate competencies and skill sets required and desired by employers in China
  • Experience of research and training on student employability development within university environment


Successful applicants should preferably possess the following attributes:

  • An excellent command of Mandarin and English
  • Adaptability
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • A professional manner to work
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to continuous development
  • Effective communicator
  • Effective team worker


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 55 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.


Please send your application to AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. In the subject line write the Position 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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