Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Economics

Ningbo - China
£35,550 to £47,722 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:
Friday, 1 December 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. Located in Ningbo, this award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,200 in just 13 years. 

The School of Economics at UNNC was established in 2009. It currently offers a ‘BSc International Economics and Trade’ and a ‘BSc Economics’. It comprises 14 full time members of academic staff and has a further two posts to be filled. The student population is 601 and steadily rising. The last cohort of Economics students graduated in July 2017; among them, more than 87 percent proceeded with further studies in well recognised Universities of English-speaking countries. The School plans to expand by offering a Masters programme subject to university approval. All programmes match well-established programmes running in the UK and benefit from shared resources across campuses. Though relatively new to UNNC, The School of Economics has already developed an enviable reputation, thanks also to the close integration with its sister schools in the UK and Malaysia leading to intense collaboration in research and teaching activities. In particular, Nottingham’s well recognised Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) has established a branch at the Ningbo campus, where it holds an annual international conference. 

Candidates with research and teaching interests in any area of economics are encouraged to apply, although there is a particular urgent need in the School for Macroeconomics teaching. Applications from specialists in Macroeconomics, Financial, Monetary and Health Economics are particularly sought. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Economics or Econometrics, an excellent research potential with a developing publications record, and some teaching experience at University level.  

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct individual or collaborative research projects leading to publication in high quality, international journals; to deliver challenging and innovative teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to assist with the administration of the School. 

Salary will be within the range of £35,550 - £47,722 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. 

The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of up to 5 years starting 26 February 2018. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement. 

Informal enquiries regarding this vacancy may be addressed to Professor Simon Appleton, Head of School of Economics, Email:

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. 

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview and interview will take place in Ningbo China. 

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.8564.

Please quote ref. 994726.

Closing date: 1 December 2017

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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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