Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in European and International History

Ningbo - China
£36,261 to £48,677 per annum for assistant professor depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance).
Closing Date:
Friday, 1 March 2019

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Salary: Salary will be within the range of £36,261 – £48,677 per annum for assistant professor depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance).

Closing Date: Friday 01 March 2019

Join a unique British University in China. 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 14 years. A pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, UNNC 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.

UNNC’s School of International Studies seeks an historian with a background/training in European and international history and an ability to teach core modules in European/Western history. Attractive also would be interest/experience in imperial or global dimensions of European History in relation to a non-European region (e.g. Latin America, Africa, South Asia, South East or East Asia). The role holder will be expected to contribute to one to two important modules among the School’s core undergraduate history offerings, and possibly an MA module in history as well. The role holder would be expected to teach or contribute to one or more of the following compulsory undergraduate history modules: Understanding the West, The Making of Modern Europe, and/or The Making of Contemporary Europe. The role holder would also develop one or two modules of their own, and/or contribute to other existing modules in the School. The role holder will 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.

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. As well as making a significant contribution to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the appointee would be expected to pursue an ambitious programme of research appropriate to the stage of their career, including research outputs and funding applications. The appointee will also be expected to 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 champion and embrace the interdisciplinary nature of research and teaching within International Studies.

The role holder will take responsibility for the quality of the design of courses/programmes to maintain the high teaching standards and contribute significantly to the development of innovative and student-centred teaching methods and assessments in the School of International Studies.

Salary will be within the range of £36,261 – £48,677 depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond these scales is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and medical 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 August 2019. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

In addition to the application form, candidates should supply a cover letter explaining the reasons for their interest in the position, a CV/resume which includes details of their teaching experience and publications, and a list of references with email addresses. References of candidates shortlisted will be contacted prior to the interview.

Informal enquiries regarding this vacancy may be addressed to Dr. Christian Mueller, School of International Studies ( Please note, however, that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China and likely interview dates are around April 2019, but they are subject to change.

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

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Please quote ref: 180487. Closing Date: 1 March 2019        

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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

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