Assistant or Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics, Machines and Drives)

£34,956 to £59,400 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:
Thursday, 15 December 2016

Join a unique British University in China.
 The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 12 years.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, a pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, is rapidly expanding.  It is looking for ambitious, talented academics with a passion for teaching as well as research flair to join its team of science and engineering experts. UNNC is part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University, and offers unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.

A unique opportunity to join a World Class Research Group in a truly Global University.

Applications are invited for a number of posts to join the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group (PEMC), working at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China (UNNC).

The Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group in Nottingham University is one of the largest of its kind in the World with 18 Academics (Faculty), 45 Postdoctoral Researchers and 65 PhD Students. Research is conducted at both the UK and UNNC campuses and in conjunction with many international partners. It has a current research portfolio of > $30M USD and undertakes research across a wide range of areas including: Power Device Integration and Component Technologies; Power Converter Topologies, Power Conversion Systems and Systems Modelling; Electrical Machine Design, Analysis, Manufacturing and Electrical Drive Systems. Application orientated research is mainly targeted towards the electrification of transport (air and terrestrial) and future energy systems. Research funding comes from a diverse range of sources including research councils, government bodies and industry. The group hosts the EPSRC centre for Power Electronics which is the UK’s internationally recognized provider of world-leading, underpinning power electronics research, combining the UK’s best academic talent. The group also hosts the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre Spoke for Power Electronics as well as a number of award-winning joint centres with industrial partners including GE, Cummins, Alstom and Best Motion.

The PEMC Group has established a strong research presence at UNNC from its inception, mainly focused on Electrical Machines to date, which is fully integrated with the UK activity. This has seen an investment of over > $10M USD in state of the art laboratory and workshop facilities. These include fully instrumented electrical drive dynamometers for aerospace, marine and automotive applications, high bandwidth precision oscilloscopes and power meters, variable frequency power supplies, power cycling power electronics testers and environmental test chambers.

The University of Nottingham’s strategy to further expand the PEMC activities at UNNC is funded by investment from the University jointly with the Ningbo government reflecting importance and the significant opportunities in the subject area. Applicants with background in Power Electronics, Electrical Machines, Drives or a related discipline are invited to apply.

The successful applicants will work closely with colleagues across both campuses and will be responsible for growing the PEMC activities at UNNC. The successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Candidates should have a PhD in a related topic, a strong research track record and ability to work in a team.

Salary will be within the range £34,956 to £59,400per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).  In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham,Ningbo, China for a period of five years starting 6 February 2017. This contractmay be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

ALL applicants are required to formally apply online ( for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Prof. Chris Gerada, or Prof. Jon Clare, Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext. 6126).  Please quote ref. UNNC489.  Closing date: 15 December 2016.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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“As the first Sino-foreign collaborative University, The University of Nottingham China (UNNC) has just passed its successful first decade with high-quality graduates, excellent teaching and a fast growing research portfolio. The University is located in Ningbo, one of the most vibrant and liveable coastal cities in China. You will find at UNNC a warm welcome and many exciting opportunities for professional and personal development.”

Professor Chris Rudd

Provost and Pro-Vice Chancellor
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

199 Taikang East Road,
Ningbo, 315100,China

T. +86(0)574 8818 0000