CEIBS Invites Applications for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship from Recent PhD Graduates

Who We Look For
If you are a recent PhD graduate with demonstrated potential in both research and teaching and you are interested in experiencing one of the world’s most dynamic economies, you should consider the three-year Lectureship Position at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). We have also opened the Assistant Professor Position to recent PhD graduates with proven capability in both research and teaching, as evidenced by publications in top academic journals, rich industry experience, teaching experience, etc.

CEIBS, a non-profit joint venture established in 1994 by the Chinese Government and the European Union, is the leading China-based international business school with MBA (ranked # 7 worldwide by Financial Times in 2021), Finance MBA, EMBA, Global EMBA (ranked # 2 worldwide by Financial Times in 2020), Hospitality EMBA, DBA (Switzerland) as well as Executive Education programmes. CEIBS has campuses in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Accra in Ghana, and Zurich in Switzerland. CEIBS is committed to teaching and research excellence to educate responsible leaders versed in “China Depth, Global Breadth”.

CEIBS is fully accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB and our faculty are among the best in the world. In April 2021, seven current CEIBS faculty were ranked among the 2020 list of Highly Cited Chinese Researchers by the world-renowned academic publisher Elsevier, solidifying the school’s reputation in the area of academic research.

Comparison between CEIBS Lectureship and Assistant Professor Positions
CEIBS will provide institutional support and adequate resources to assist its faculty members, especially junior ones, to grow into competent researchers and teachers. Lecturers will be assigned a highly-committed senior faculty member as a mentor to help develop their teaching and research capabilities during the three-year lectureship; assistant professors will also have a senior faculty member as their mentor for two years.

In terms of contractual teaching load, the lecturers can co-teach with senior faculty members to fulfill their contractual teaching loads, which are as low as an annual average of 20 sessions (one session is equivalent to 1 to 1.5 hours of in-classroom teaching depending on the programme), while assistant professors should be at least ready for teaching in the MBA and executive education programmes while on board, and must fulfil an annual teaching load of 90 sessions and 5-day service load.

The full annual compensation packages for lecturers and assistant professors differ as a result of their different contractual teaching loads. For lecturers, the full annual compensation package starts from Euro 50,000, while that for assistant professors starts from Euro 140,000, both at the current exchange rate.

For lecturers, once their appointment expires, subject to their qualifications and upon recommendation of their corresponding academic departments and Faculty Evaluation Committee, they will be appointed as assistant professors at CEIBS. For assistant professors, once their appointment expires, their contract will be renewed based on the recommendation of their corresponding academic departments and review by the Faculty Evaluation Committee.

Despite the differences, those who start as lecturers can be promoted to Associate Professor in about the same time as those who start as assistant professors, provided they meet the qualifications for Associate Professor after five years from when they first joined CEIBS.

How to Apply
To apply, please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and samples of published or working papers to Ms. Daisy Li of the Dean’s Office at ldaisy@ceibs.edu. The corresponding academic departments will review your application and decide whether your profile matches better with lectureship or assistant professorship.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year until the positions are filled.