Full-time Lecturer in Environmental Science and Engineering (employed by NUIST)

University of Reading - NUIST-Reading Academy

Applications are invited for one full-time post of Environmental and Ecological Engineering 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 work towards Recognised Teacher Status of the University of Reading.

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

Salary: 180,000 (before tax) per year;

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 dual-degree curricula is designed and developed by the University of Reading. Instruction and assessment takes place at the Academy. The appointee will support students on the dual-degree programme and work as part of a close-knit team.

The appointee will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Teaching courses in Pollution Control Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration;
  • Supervising students during lab work, projects, dissertations and field trips;
  • Assessment, grading and feedback of written work and oral presentations;
  • Organizing extra-curriculum learning activities for students;
  • Motivating students to engage in learning, and helping them to improve the quality of their work.

Person Specification


  • Advanced level of communicative proficiency in English;
  • PhD in Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering;
  • Significant experience of teaching Environmental Science 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;
  • An excellent team player;
  • A willingness to work flexibly as required.


  • Experience of teaching undergraduates environmental science and engineering in a Chinese university;
  • Documented excellence in classroom and lab instruction;
  • Documented excellence as an academic and career advisor to college students;
  • Experience addressing needs of students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating new courses or programs;
  • Experience with assessment of student learning and programme evaluation and coordination;
  • Enthusiasm for one’s field and a commitment to staying current, including interests in teaching and learning innovation.
  • Enthusiasm for devising and supervising field-based teaching activities.

Application instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing how they satisfy the requirements, a current resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three (3) 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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