Associate Professor in Marketing

Ningbo - China
£52,560 to £62,727 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance)
Closing Date:
Thursday, 30 April 2020

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 Ningbo, this award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 15 years.

Ningbo is a modern city of around 8 million people. With a 7,000 year history, it is a good place to live with green spaces, many historical sites, cultural activities and a range of international schools.  Ningbo is also famous for its food. It has high speed train links to other parts of China and an international airport, as welling being within easy reach of Shanghai. The local cost of living is low by international standards.

If Ningbo were a country it would be rated as the 53rd largest economy in the world, on a par with New Zealand, and be classified as ‘high income’ by the World Bank. It is the world’s largest cargo port and the 3rd biggest container port. Ningbo is also a centre of entrepreneurial private businesses and manufacturing industry, for example automotive components. Ningbo companies are increasingly globalizing their operations, while foreign companies are also active.  This makes Ningbo an attractive place for business and management research.

As a key component of UNNC, NUBS China is also an integral part of the Nottingham University Business School awarding the same internationally recognized degrees offered by Nottingham in the UK. In operation for just over 10 years, NUBS China currently has approximately 2,800 students of which about 400 are enrolled in postgraduate programmes including a Ph.D. programme. It has a rapidly expanding international faculty of about 90, all based in Ningbo China and coming from 27 countries or so. The school is EQUIS accredited and is part of a university that is highly rated and is seeking to improve further its ranking among the world’s top research and teaching universities. NUBS China focuses its efforts around the three "I"s-International, Innovative, and Interactive. Since 2011, NUBS China has rapidly progressed towards an increasing focus on high impact research, customized executive education, and high quality teaching.

Candidates must have PhD degree with teaching experience in Marketing, undertake and publish high-quality research in Marketing, as well as excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Experience of teaching and tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is also essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach lectures and seminars in Marketing across all years of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and contribute to the supervision of undergraduate and master’s dissertations.  

Salary will be within the range of £52,560 - £62,727 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 schooling support 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 1 September 2020. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.

Informal enquires may be addressed to Associate Professor Dr. Sathyaprakash Balaji Makam, Department Head of Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Management Systems, 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. Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

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Please quote ref. 181100                                             Closing date:  30 April 2020

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

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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Ningbo, 315100,China

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