Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics

Ningbo - China
£50,618 to £60,410
Closing Date:
Monday, 30 April 2018

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Salary: £50,618 to £60,410 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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.

The School of English at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China is a thriving, expanding and research-active school, established with the support of the School of English at the University of Nottingham, UK. This school provides two UG and PG degree programmes each since 2008 and offers our students the same degree certificates as those who study in the UK campus.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and deliver lectures and seminars in the topics within Applied Linguistics. We are looking for someone who has had substantial teaching experiences in higher education, specializing in at least two of the following areas: intercultural communication, business and professional communication, research methods, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, English literature and drama, English language teaching pedagogies, discourse analysis. The candidate is required to deliver teaching to all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the school. In addition, the candidate is expected to lead research teams, support less experienced staff members for research, obtain external research funding, contribute to Research and Knowledge Exchange activities, supervise doctoral students and undertake administrative duties. 

For further information about the school, please go to the websites:

University of Nottingham Ningbo China:
The School of English:
The University of Nottingham:
The School of English Studies, University of Nottingham:

Salary will be within the range of £50,618 - £60,410 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.

This post is available from 1 August 2018 thereafter and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of up to five years. 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 ( for the position.

Informal enquiries regarding this vacancy may be addressed to: Professor Lixian Jin, Head of School of English, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Email: Tel 86 (0)574 8818 0000, Ext. 8560. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. 

Interviews will take place in Ningbo and your referees will be contacted prior to the 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 8818 0000, Ext.8966.

Please quote ref. 180078. Closing date: 30 April 2018

To learn more about working and living in China, please visit:

“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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