Lecturer in Physical Chemistry (employed by NUIST)

University of Reading - NUIST-Reading Academy

Applications are invited for one full-time post of physical chemistry lecturer at the NUIST-Reading Academy, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST), Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China.

The NUIST-Reading Academy is a joint venture between the University of Reading, UK, and NUIST, China. The Academy aims to provide high quality education to students in China with the possibility of completing degree courses in the UK. It currently offers five undergraduate programmes: Applied Chemistry, International Economics and Trade, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Environmental Engineering, and Atmospheric Science (Meteorology).

The post holder’s main duties will be to teach undergraduate students at the Academy. The successful candidate will be supported in their professional development and will work towards Recognised Teacher Status of the University of Reading.

Job Type: Full-time post at the NUIST Reading Academy (employed by NUIST).

Salary: 180,000-200,000 RMB (before tax) per year, depending on qualifications and experience;

International travel allowance: 9000 RMB per year.

Accommodation provided.

Starting date: September 2018

Purpose of role:

The NUIST-Reading Academy delivers all courses in English. The appointee will work as part of a team with the following main areas of responsibility:

Teaching General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry with a specialisation in Physical Chemistry.

Teaching both lectures and laboratory classes in Physical Chemistry, Further Physical Chemistry and Advanced Physical Chemistry on all years of the degree.

Preparing and assessing examination papers

  • Organizing extra-curricula learning activities for students;
  • Supervising undergraduate projects in the final year;
  • Motivating students to engage in learning, and helping them to improve their work quality

Person Specification


  • Advanced level of communicative proficiency in English;
  • Undergraduate degree (BSc) and PhD in Chemistry
  • Significant experience of teaching Physical Chemistry at undergraduate level;
  • Awareness or working knowledge of laboratory health and safety, including preparing risk assessments for practical experiments;
  • Experience in supervising laboratory classes;
  • Excellent mathematical skills (to at least advanced (A2) level or equivalent);
  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry at undergraduate level;
  • Experience of course and module administration in UK / western universities;
  • Excellent organisation, communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent team player;
  • Willingness to work flexibly as required.


  • Experience of teaching undergraduates chemistry in a Chinese university;
  • Documented excellence in classroom and lab instruction;
  • Documented excellence as an academic and career advisor to college students;
  • Experience in addressing needs of students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience with assessment of student learning and programme evaluation and coordination;
  • Enthusiasm for one’s field and a commitment to staying abreast of current developments.

Application instructions:

Applicants should submit a covering letter detailing how they satisfy the outlined requirements, a current résumé, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least two (2) professional references.

Application materials must be directed to mayan@nuist.edu.cn copying annie-haibaoyu@qq.com and be in Word or PDF format.

To learn more about working & living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

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