Associate Professor in Education

Ningbo - China
£51,630 to £61,618 per annum depending on skills and experience, salary progression beyond these scales is subject to performance.
Closing Date:
Monday, 11 March 2019

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Located in the modern, coastal city of Ningbo, our award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 14 years.

The School of Education at UNNC currently offers 2 different Masters programmes (the MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and the MA in International Higher Education) and is also home to a thriving professional doctorate programme (EdD). In addition to these offerings, staff within the school are also actively involved in the delivery of educational training programmes and outreach work with local schools, colleges and universities, and there are plans for further expansion in each of these areas from 2018 onwards. The School is thus seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Education as part of these plans for growth.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures, seminars and be involved in professional outreach initiatives across the range of offerings from the School of Education’s current portfolio, but be particularly focused on the MA in International Higher Education and the professional doctorate programme. We are therefore looking for academics with relevant experience and who are able to offer strong credibility in teaching in Higher Education, specializing in any of the following areas: International Education; Educational Leadership; Interactive Pedagogies; Teacher Education and Professional Development.

The ability to contribute to a spread of different areas across the School is a definite plus and candidates able to offer this will be given priority. In addition, the post-holder will be expected to conduct research in areas relevant to the School’s interests, bid for and successfully win funding, supervise doctoral students and undertake administrative duties as required. 

Salary will be within the range of £51,630-£61,618 per annum 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 health 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 up to 5 years starting March 2019 or as soon as there after. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Applicants should submit an application via our on-line application system. Only on-line applications made at ( ) will be accepted.

Informal enquiries regarding this vacancy may be addressed to Professor Douglas Bell, Head of School of Education, E-mail:

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview and interview will take place in Ningbo China.

For more details and/or to apply on-line:

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: 86 574 88180000, Ext.8640, Email: 

Please quote ref. 180556  Closing date: 11th 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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