Preliminary Year Tutors in Mathematics

Ningbo - China
¥364,507 to ¥435,242
£40,701.58 to £48,599.99 converted salary* per annum (pro rata for fractional post), depending on skills and qualifications.
Closing Date:
Sunday, 14 April 2019

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Salary: Salary will be within the range RMB 364,507 – RMB 435,242 per annum (pro rata for fractional post), 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 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 15 years.  

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 over 6000 students on its Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessional and Academic Literacy Development Centre programmes. 

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.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for Preliminary Year modules in Mathematics. Experience in teaching and developing materials for Computer Science and Physics modules will also be an advantage. 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified teaching professionals able to offer experience and expertise in Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and preferably a post graduate degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or relevant field.

Salary will be within the range RMB 364,507 – RMB 435,242 per annum (pro rata for fractional post), 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 posts are available from September 2019, initially to be offered on fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of up to three years. 

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

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. 8854. Email:

Please quote ref. 180586. Closing date: 14 April 2019

Interviews will take place via Skype and will likely be held in late May/early June 2019, but are subject to change.

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

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