Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Product Design & Manufacture

Ningbo - China
¥36,261 to ¥48,677
£4,048.98 to £5,435.37 converted salary* per annum
Closing Date:
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location: Ningbo

Closing Date: Tuesday 30 April 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.

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 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.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of high quality teaching for the Department’s highly successful undergraduate course in Product Design and Manufacture. If the successful candidate wishes to focus on Teaching and Learning then they will be expected to provide a major input to the teaching of the Product Design and Manufacture degree as well as contributing to other teaching and administration in the Department as appropriate.

If the successful candidate wishes to take a Research and Teaching focus then, in addition to teaching on the Product Design and Manufacture degree course, the candidate will also be expected to contribute high quality research and publications in an appropriate research area.  Candidates wishing to follow a Research and Teaching focus should have a record of high quality research and publications and teaching experience relevant to the role.

All candidates must have a degree in Product Design or a related subject and candidates wishing to follow a Research and Teaching focus must also have a PhD in a relevant discipline with excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge and experience of industrial design and manufacturing are necessary. Experience of supervising PhD and Master students and experience of teaching, tutorial or laboratory work at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English speaking institution are preferable.

Salary will be within the range of GBP 36,261 – GBP 48,677 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).  In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and 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 five years starting February 2020. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Xiaogang Yang, Department Head of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, 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 and will be held likely in June, 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 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8564). Email:

Please quote ref. 180210.  Closing date: 30 April 2019.

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

T. +86(0)574 8818 0000