Associate Professor/Professor in Media & Communication Studies

Ningbo - China
£51,630 to £84,527
Closing Date:
Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Salary: Salary will be within the range of £51,630 – £61,618 for the Associate Professor post and £61,618 – £84,527 for the Professorship.

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. UNNC is part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University, and offers unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is currently ranked in the world top 300 for the discipline of Communication as measured by the Shanghai ARWU:

The recruitment of a high profile media and communication scholar to take a leadership role within the School of International Communications will contribute to the maintenance and/or improvement of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China’s ranking.

Our BA (Hons) in International Communications is a provincial level accredited degree which includes a dedicated programme of study for a European or East Asian language. Its sister programme, BA (Hons) in International Communications with Chinese, has proved successful in attracting high quality international students to our school.

We currently run an MA programme in International Communications and also have one of the most successful PhD programmes in the university. We have been graduating students for more than ten years and our alumni have continued their education in some of the world’s leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, as well as working for companies like the Bank of China, L’Oreal, Ogilvy & Mather and the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

The post-holder will be expected to teach across the full range of our programmes, and conduct research, knowledge exchange and the securing of external funding in the school’s main research areas. More details of the school and its teaching and research activities can be found here:

The post-holder will be expected to take on the role of Head of School for a fixed period of time amounting to no more than 3 years.

Salary will be within the range of £51,630 – £61,618 for the Associate Professor post and £61,618 – £84,527 for the Professorship. 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 June 2019 or as soon as thereafter. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Please indicate clearly on your application whether you wish to be considered for the Associate Professor post or the Professorship.

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Andrew White, Head of School of International Communications, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.  Applications must be submitted on-line.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China, in mid-April 2019, though this is subject to change. Your referee will be contacted prior to the 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. 9454. Email:

Please quote ref. 180491           Closing date: 20 February 2019

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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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