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 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 Department of Civil Engineering at University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) seeks to fill academic positions at the level of Assistant Professor. The position is open to candidates with research interests in the field of Structural Engineering.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, play a lead role in collaborative research projects and conduct ongoing original research for publications, with teaching areas focusing on analysis and design of steel structures.

Candidates must have a PhD in Structural Engineering or related discipline. Experience of teaching and tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is also preferable. The role holder will be mainly expected to contribute to the teaching and research of the Department. 

Salary will be within the range of RMB441,197 to RMB541,469 per annum, depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including employment support 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 up to 5 years with effect from August 2021 or thereafter as soon as possible. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Yung-Tsang Chen (, Acting Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China, if feasible – virtual interviews may also held. Please be advised that normally your references will be contacted prior to the 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 0574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8966).

Please quote reference: 181465                         Closing date: 17 January 2021

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