Open Rank Position(s) in International Business and/or Strategic Management


Renmin University of China Business School (RMBS), invites applications for up to two open-rank (assistant, associate, and full professors) tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the area of International Business, and Strategic Management, and closely related disciplines.



Candidates applying for the assistant professor position must have an earned doctorate degree in International Business, Strategic Management or closely related disciplines from a AACSB/EQUIS accredited school or equivalently high ranking school before appointment date. Candidates must provide concrete evidence of research publication or potential for publication in the very top tier journals of the field (i.e. UTD 24 and FT 50). Candidates also should provide evidence of or demonstrate the ability in teaching excellence to a diverse group of students in English.


Candidates applying for the position of associate or full professor must have an excellent track record of publications in top tier journals (UTD 24 and FT 50). Experience in the industry and consulting is a plus. In addition, applicants for these senior positions should demonstrate evidence of and willingness to work with and supervise PhD student to help them with research and ultimately publication in internationally recognized journals. Senior position candidates are also expected to demonstrate ability to work in a collegial atmosphere and have a track record of serving on different committees.  



The appointee(s) will be expected to maintain active research agenda as demonstrated by publication in the top most journals of the field (UTD 24 and FT 50).

The successful candidate is also expected to teach and supervise students at various levels including undergraduate, master’s (including MBA and EMBA), and PhD in English. Ability to teach in Chinese, in addition to English, is desired, but not required.

The appointee, specifically to a senior position, is also expected to provide services such as serving on committees to the School and occasionally to the University and work closely with master’s and PhD students.


The compensation package

The compensation package includes salary, relocation fund, and fringe benefits. Reduced teaching load is offered to junior faculty for the first three years to allow them focus on building their research program. The entire package is competitive in Mainland China and commensurate with qualifications, experience, and the rank of the position. Special assistants will be provided to help foreign faculty adapt to life in Beijing. Research support is available through multiple sources such as the School, University, municipality, and national levels. Due to its strong alumni network and close relationship with business communities, the School also provides its faculty opportunities to collaborate with practitioners from the industry and to conduct field research or gain access to big data.


Application process and material

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Chunling Zhu at [log in to unmask]. Application material should include (a) a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) two to three published or unpublished sample research papers, and (d) recent teaching evaluations (if available). Short listed candidates will be required to provide name and e-mail address of three referees.


To be considered for the next year, application material should be submitted electronically to Dr Chunling Zhu at [log in to unmask] before December 15, 2019.



About the University

Renmin University of China (RUC) is a university best known for its social sciences and humanities. Since RUC’s formal establishment in the current location in the Zhongguancun area in 1950, dubbed as Silicon Valley of China, in Beijing, more than 250,000 outstanding RUC graduates have made important contributions in many areas in public and private sectors. RUC has nine disciplines ranking first in China, namely Business Administration, Theoretical Economics, Applied Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Journalism and Communication, Statistics, and Public Administration.


About the Business School

Renmin University of China Business School (RMBS), the largest school within the RUC system, boasts the longest history of management education in modern China, dating back to 1950. Being double accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB, RMBS is a member of the Global Network for Advanced Management, which was initiated by the Yale School of Management. The School is a leader with global perspective and insightful understanding of Chinese management.


Our research features indigenous management practices in China and adherence to the rigor of international standards. With approximately one third holding PhDs from overseas universities, the faculty members have contributed one high quality work to UTD 24 and FT 50 journal publications averagely every month in the recent three years. RMBS hosts the editorial office of Frontiers of Business Research in China (, a Springer Open Access English quarterly journal, indexed by SCOPUS and ESCI, that publishes original research articles following a rigorous double-blind peer review policy.


Through seven departments of General Management, Finance, Management Science and Engineering, Accounting, Trade Economics, Marketing, OB&HR, RMBS offers many programs at undergraduate, masters, PhD and post doctorate levels. By 2018, Financial Times in its global ranking, had ranked RMBS’ Executive Education, MBA and Executive MBA programs as 13th, 39th, and 43rd respectively.


About the Department of General Management

With its 18 faculty members, the Department of General Management mostly focuses on Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, and Supply Chain Management. The faculty members have published in many flagship international journals such as Strategic Management Journal (2018), Journal of International Business Studies (2018), Journal of Business Ethics (2019), among others.


Dr Ziliang Deng

* Professor in International Business & Associate Dean, Renmin Business School, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China

* Senior Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, a Springer publication, Impact Factor 2.474

* Executive Editor-in-Chief, Frontiers of Business Research in China, a Springer publication

* Tel: +8610 8250 3680 | Fax: +8610 8250 9169 | Email: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]  | Web link:;

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