Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in International Studies

Ningbo - China
£35,550 to £47,722 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
Closing Date:
Monday, 28 May 2018

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Salary: £35,550 to £47,722 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 

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 the People’s Republic of China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 students in just 13 years.

The School of International Studies is a School rooted in the disciplines of international relations, history and political science, comprising more than 400 students and 18 academic staff members.The School offers 3 BA degree programmes, 3 Master’s degree programmes, and a PhD programme. For more, please see:

The role holder will be expected to contribute 3-4 modules per year in the School’s undergraduate and possibly master’s programmes, taking responsibility for the quality of the design of modules/courses so as to maintain high teaching standards and contribute significantly to the development of innovative and student-centred teaching methods and assessments in the School of International Studies. Modules that the candidate might be expected teach (or contribute to in team teaching) include Issues in Global Relations, Introduction to Comparative Politics, China in International Relations, Core Concepts in International Relations and World History, and/or Introduction to International Relations. The role holder might also develop modules of their own, and/or contribute to other existing modules in the School. While not essential for this position, also attractive to us would be candidate interest/background in British foreign policy, Southeast Asia, Africa, and/or quantitative or other methods, etc. Given the inter-disciplinarity inherent to international studies, we are always happy to have candidates with history, economics, sociology, etc., backgrounds/training/interests as well. Academic and experiential breadth, depth and flexibility are qualities we value.

The role holder will participate in the daily life, management and strategic planning of the School, and contribute to the University’s strategic planning processes. The role holder will also be expected to contribute to the research output of the School, bring in grants, and guide students in their own research, whether at the bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral levels. If an experienced teacher and research, the person might help mentor junior faculty in teaching, research and administration. She/he will act as principal investigator on major research projects in the field and will identify opportunities for the development of new research projects and contribute to collaborative research projects with colleagues at UNNC, on Nottingham’s other two campuses and/or elsewhere. The person will be expected to champion and embrace the interdisciplinary nature of research and teaching within International Studies.

Salary will be within the range of £35,550 - £47,722 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 September 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 at Career for the position.

Informal enquires may be addressed to Gregory Moore, Head of School of International Studies, email:  Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.  Applications must be submitted on-line. 

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China and likely interview dates are set for the week of 11 June 2018, but this is subject to change.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

All applicants are required to formally apply online. For more details and/or to apply on-line please access:

Please quote ref. 180140.  Closing date: 28 May 2018.

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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

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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Ningbo, 315100,China

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