Li Dak Sum Chair professor in Advanced Manufacturing

Ningbo - China
Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience
Expiry Date:
Monday, 18 December 2017

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 13 years.

Ningbo City has recently been granted the first city in China to pilot and demonstrate China Manufacturing 2025. This has boosted significantly the R&D investment on advanced manufacturing technologies locally and nationally in China.

The successful candidate will be expected to be either an established leader with international reputation in the research area of advanced manufacturing or associated topics, or an earlier researcher who has clearly demonstrated potential to become an outstanding research leader. The candidate will contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and to supervise undergraduate and PG students.

Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience and will be within the professorial range. 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 up to five years starting 1 November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

How to Apply
Informal enquires and applications shall be made to Professor Xiaogang Yang, Head of Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing. The ideal application will include a cover letter, resume, a full list of research outcomes and a brief working plan with output for the next five years. 

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China. 

Please quote ref. UNNC479 

The closing date: The post will remain open until filled.

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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

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