Associate Professor in Environmental or Geographical Sciences

Ningbo - China
£49,772 to £59,400 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:
Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

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 is a pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education and undergoing rapid development. 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.

The School of Geographical Sciences is a thriving and expanding school. It was established in 2009 and is supported by the School of Geography at our UK campus and the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at our Malaysia campus. This provides our staff and students with the opportunity to work in three very different environments, each with their own challenges. Currently, the school delivers an UG degree programme in Environmental Sciences. An MRes in Environmental Science and Engineering and an MSc in Geospatial Engineering with GIS will be offered in the near future.

Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, have excellent research skills, supported by an established track record of high quality research outputs and major research projects. The person appointed will be expected to conduct ongoing original research for publication and play a lead role in collaborative research projects.

Experience of teaching and tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is 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.

Salary will be within the range of £49,772 -£59,400 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from beginning of 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of up to five years.

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

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Odette Paramor (, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address 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:+86 574 88180000, Ext.6126  Please quote ref. UNNC507 Closing date: 5 July 2017

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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

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