Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Geographical Sciences


Location:
Ningbo
Salary:
£34,956 to £46,924 per annum depending on skills and experience
Closing Date:
Monday, 2 January 2017
Reference:
UNNC486

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.

Applications are invited for the above post in the Faculty of Science & Engineering which is one of the newest divisions at the University but is expected to become one of the biggest as the University rolls out its detailed, long term plans.  The University expects to triple its number of engineering students to over 3,000 within the next few years.  The first intake of UNNC engineering students graduated in 2012 and Master of Science degrees will be offered in a range of subjects in the near future. 

Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. Excellent research skills, ideally supported by an established track record of high quality research outputs are required and the ability to attract funding for major research projects is a distinct advantage. Experience of teaching and tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is also essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Environmental Sciences and to supervise undergraduate dissertations. The person appointed will also be expected to conduct ongoing original research for publication and play a lead role in collaborative research projects. Preference will be given to candidates with appropriate expertise in coastal and marine environments who can contribute to the UNNC key research initiative in marine economy.

Salary will be within the range £34,956 - £46,924 per 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 contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.

ALL applicants are required to formally apply online (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies) for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Professor David Higgitt, Head of School of Geographical Sciences. Email: david.higgitt@nottingham.edu.cn. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China and your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Jobs/CurrentVacancies/ref/UNNC486. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000 (Ext. 6126).  Please quote ref. UNNC486 Closing date: 2 January 2017

For other vacancies and more about working at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China please see: http://www.universityjobsinchina.com/

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

To learn more about working and living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

“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

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Ningbo, 315100,China


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