Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Architecture and Tectonics

Ningbo - China
£35,550 to £47,722 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).
Closing Date:
Friday, 15 June 2018

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 University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, a pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, is rapidly expanding.  It is looking for ambitious, talented academics with a passion for teaching as well as research flair to join its team of science and engineering experts. UNNC is part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University, and offers unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.

Applications are invited for the above post in the Faculty of Science & Engineering which is one of the newest divisions 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 engineering students to over 3,000 within the next few years.  The first intake of UNNC engineering students graduated in 2012 and Master of Science degrees will be offered in a range of subjects in the near future. 

Candidates must have a PhD degree and preferably postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant architecture, architectural technology, architectural construction and structure discipline, preferably focusing on architectural tectonics (construction and structures) and with excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge and experience of preferably postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant architecture are necessary. Experience of supervising PhD and Master students and experience of teaching, tutorial or computer laboratory work at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English speaking institution are preferable.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of Architecture, particularly in the modules of architectural tectonics (construction and structures) and design studio teaching. The successful candidate should also play a role in research streams of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET), as well as playing a lead role in collaborative research projects and conduct ongoing original research and publications in the areas of architecture, architectural technology, digital architecture, and architectural tectonics. The successful candidate will also become the associate member of the CSET.

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.

The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of 5 years starting 3 September 2018. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

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 will be held likely in June, but they are subject to change.

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

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If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000, Ext. 8564.  Please quote ref. 180115.  Closing date: 15 June 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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