Language Tutor in Japanese (Fixed term for 1 year)

Ningbo - China
¥246,043 to ¥293,787
£28,098.11 to £33,550.48 converted salary* per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance)
Closing Date:
Sunday, 15 March 2020

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

The Language Centre sits in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and currently delivers core language provision for three degree programmes: BA International Communications, BA International Studies and BA International Business (with Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese or Korean) as well as MA International Communications and MA Interpreting and Translation. The Language Centre also delivers optional language modules that are taken university wide by students on a wide range of degree programmes. In addition to this, the Language Centre is also developing Executive Education courses for target audiences. 

Since its inception in 2005, the Language Centre has continued to grow significantly. At present, it caters for over 1,000 students.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree (Master preferred) in a related field along with a language teaching qualification or a degree in language teaching (such as Teaching Japanese as a Second Language). They must also validate experience in Japanese language teaching at university level ideally for 2 years. They must also have the ability to teach Japanese language from beginner to advanced levels; be able to use digital tools effectively for teaching and administration and be competent in the use of effective communication and presentation skills in English. 

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver Japanese language classes across all years of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; to develop resources to support independent learning, to contribute to our developing external activities and to carry out administration and developmental activities in line with the strategic development of the Centre.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 246,043 – RMB 293,787 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from the April 2020 or thereafter and will initially be offered on a one year fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Penelope Franco Estrada ( Director of the Language Centre, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line.

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: +86 574 88180000, Ext.8854. Email:

Interviews will take place on April 2020.

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

To learn more about working and living in China, please visit:

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

199 Taikang East Road,
Ningbo, 315100,China

T. +86(0)574 8818 0000