University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Intelligent Manufacturing

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

China Beacons Institute

The China Beacons Institute is now seeking exceptional scholar to join us as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in the field of Intelligent Manufacturing.

About China Beacons Institute

The Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute (hereinafter referred to as "CBI") was jointly established by the Ningbo National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone Management Committee, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and the Zhejiang Wanli Education Group under the framework agreement signed between the University of Nottingham and the Ningbo Municipal Government in May 2019. The CBI leverages the unique advantages of the UNNC, which is based in Ningbo and has a global outlook. By bringing in international innovation resources, it aims to expand its research collaborations to other research institutions and beyond. This will enable the CBI to focus on both basic and applied research. The ultimate goal of the CBI is to create a world-class science and technology innovation platform with innovative research, research transformation, technology transfer and talent development to support and drive the industrial development of Ningbo.

About You

We seek to appoint seasoned and proactive leader who are self-driven and results-oriented, adaptable and creative, with internationally recognized intellectual contributions in your respective field of Intelligent Manufacturing.  

Candidates must have a PhD degree in a relevant engineering discipline, preferable in the area of intelligent manufacturing, and excellent communication and presentation skills in English. 

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. 

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

The successful candidate will be offered a five-year contract that may be extended by mutual agreement. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We offer international highly competitive salary package and you will have a range of benefits and entitlements, including accommodation allowance, insurances, schooling support, home flight, relocation & repatriation support, and paid annual leave. You will be offered a wider range of Chinese talent schemes application opportunities based on the eligibility of application.

How to Apply 

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the application link before 15 May 2024 which should include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A publication list

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Giampaolo Buticchi, Interim Vice Provost of Research and Knowledge Exchange, email:

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000 – 8822, Email: 

Review of Applications

The academic recruitment campaign will initially run from 12 April 2024 to 15 May 2024. 

Review of applications is ongoing and shortlisted applicants will be invited for recruitment interviews.