Associate Professor in Architecture and Built Environment

Ningbo - China
£50,618 to £60,410 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
Closing Date:
Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Join a unique British University in China. 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 Faculty of Science and Engineering is one of the newest at the University but is expected to become one of the biggest as the University rolls out its detailed, long term plans. The University expects to triple its number of science and engineering students to over 3,000 within the next few years. The first crop of UNNC science and engineering students began to graduate in 2012 and Master of Science degrees will be offered in a range of subjects in the near future.

Applications are invited for the above post in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (ABE), under the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The applicants are expected to have a desire for interdisciplinary teaching and research in the field of built environment. The successful candidate will be positioned in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and the Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies, at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in relevant disciplines of the built environment, ideally in building services, architectural engineering, or architecture. It is desirable for the candidates to have a focus on sustainable built environment or sustainable energy technologies, two main streams of our Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET). Evidence of ability to teach and research across both disciplines of architecture and architectural environment engineering/building services is desirable. Experience of teaching and tutorial or laboratory work at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is also essential. It is expected that applicants will have a successful track record in research and publications in associated disciplines of the built environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, participate in assessing and examining students, supervise PhD students, perform high quality research and obtain external research grants. The candidate is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers, using high level skills and a range of media. The role holder should independently plan and implement general research programme and direction, and devise applications for new research funding as part of the strategies of the CSET and the Department.

Salary will be within the range of £50,618 - £60,410 per annum depending on qualifications 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 with effect from September 2018 or thereafter as soon as possible. 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 may be addressed to: Dr. Ali Cheshmehzangi (, Head of Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Director of CSET (Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies), 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 and 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 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8734).Email: Please quote ref. 180106. Closing date: 06 June 2018

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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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