Li Dak Sum Professor in Liberal Arts Education

Ningbo - China
Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience
Expiry Date:
Wednesday, 27 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. 

Li Dak Sum Liberal Arts Chair Professor will be a distinguished academic and active leader with strong international track record of pursuing research beyond others at the Professor rank as evidenced by publications, grants, awards, citations, national and international presentations and invitations, including media, teaching awards and professional publications, standing in professional associations, records of innovation and other such indicators of excellence and eminence including peer evaluations. A sustained record of excellence in teaching and supervision of students at various levels documented through student evaluations, career destinations and achievements of students supervised, along with joint publications. A record of leadership of faculties, schools or departments, and research groups, including successful mentoring of early career and junior faculty is desirable. S/He will have had major roles in university-level committees or similar. 

The appointed candidate will be an eminent international leader in teaching and research with a specialism in any area of liberal arts broadly understood, but also highly committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching at the frontiers of contemporary endeavor. Evidence of creativity and innovation, including activities or interests in the creative industries and perhaps also performing arts will be looked for.  Further team appointments will be considered, such as post-doc fellows, research assistants, full- or part-time additional academic appointments. 

Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience. 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 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 application shall be made to Professor Geoff Hall, Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, email:  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 happen in Ningbo China. 

Please quote ref. UNNC483. 

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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