Preliminary Year Tutor in Mathematics

Ningbo - China
¥364,507 to ¥435,242
£40,701.58 to £48,599.99 converted salary* per annum, depending on skills and qualifications
Closing Date:
Sunday, 25 November 2018

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China


Salary will be within the range RMB 364,507 – RMB 435,242 per annum, depending on skills and qualifications, 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 foreign university to open in China and is part of The University of Nottingham, which is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings 2013.

Placed 7th in the UK for research power by the current national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Nottingham is a major research institution delivering work that is defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Described by The Times as “the nearest Britain has to a truly global university”, The University of Nottingham has invested continuously in its award-winning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, attracting talented staff and students from all over the world.

UNNC delivers The University of Nottingham’s top-quality teaching and high-impact research from its base in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China. Located about two hours south of Shanghai by train, UNNC has more than 6,000 students and 600 staff from around 50 countries worldwide.

High-quality research and education

Since opening our doors in 2004, we have established ourselves as one of China’s leading providers of international education, as well as an inspiring and stimulating place to work.

Both academic and professional services staff are either seconded from The University of Nottingham in the UK or recruited to The University of Nottingham’s standards.

Our academics are expected to be effective teachers but are also given support to carry out high-impact research that is relevant to China's interests and needs. Research spans all faculties and disciplines and staff are encouraged to present their work at international conferences, while professional services staff at all levels benefit from career development support.

The University’s working language is English and all our degree programmes, coursework materials and exams are in English.

Our teaching is subject to the same quality assurance processes as The University of Nottingham and our students graduate with a Nottingham degree. High standards are maintained across the three campuses through continuous module assessment, internal audits and external examination.

A global university in China

By joining UNNC you be living in China at the height of its economic development, gaining a global perspective and experiencing an exciting new culture.

Our secure, green campus has clean, comfortable and secure accommodation for staff and a dedicated clinic with doctors and nurses on 24-hour call. A convenient on-campus high street has a range of shops, restaurants, an ATM and spaces for recreation, while shopping malls, entertainment facilities and other amenities are all within walking distance or a short bus or taxi ride from the campus.

There are three established international schools in Ningbo and more are set to open to cater to the city’s growing international community.

Populated with more than seven million people, Ningbo offers the opportunity to feel at home among an array of international shopping outlets, restaurants, clubs and bars. It also provides the chance to embrace culture and tradition – bustling streets house markets selling a variety of antiques, textiles and delicious Ningbo cuisine.

Ranked 7th in Forbes’ (2012) list of the top cities for business in China, Ningbo’s import and export industry is one of the most important to the city and its businesses. The city is a mix of modern skyscrapers and traditional architecture, which complement stunning parkland and scenic spots.

The city’s excellent transport links mean that Ningbo is easy to travel around and an ideal base from which to explore China and Asia. The city’s airport connects it to China’s major cities as well as some international destinations, such as Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei.

Centre for English Language Education (CELE)

Since the development of the Nottingham-Ningbo campus in 2004, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) has aimed to promote high quality EAP teaching in its structure and support of academic programmes delivered in China. 

With over 100 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting almost 8000 students on its Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessional and Academic Literacy Development Centre programmes.

Throughout the academic year, the Centre is also actively involved in the delivery of teacher training and the teaching of bespoke courses in various aspects of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

Preliminary Year Programme

The Preliminary Year Programme is offered to students in their first year of study at UNNC and represents 120 academic credits. The programme is currently a 50-50 split between modules focusing on specific academic subjects and modules focusing on the development of English Language skills. Successful completion of the Preliminary Year is a pre-requisite for progression to the second year of study.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified teaching professionals able to offer experience and expertise in Mathematics.

Salary will be within the range RMB 364,507 – RMB 435,242 per annum, depending on skills and qualifications, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. An attractive package, including accommodation allowance, flights and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The post is available from February 2019, initially to be offered on fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China for a period of up to three years. The contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mr Robert Smith, Head of CELE. Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place via Skype and will be held likely in December, but they are subject to change.

Please be advised that 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: 86 574 8818 0000, Ext. 8564. Email:

Please quote ref. 180402. Closing date: 25 November 2018

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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