Preliminary Year Tutor in International Studies

Ningbo, China
Monday, 5 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 30 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 8,000 in just 16 years.

Centre for English Language Education (CELE)

Since the development of the Nottingham-Ningbo campus in 2004, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) has aimed to promote high quality EAP and introductory content 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 more than 8,000 students on its Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessional and Academic Literacy Development Centre programmes. Throughout the academic year, the Centre is also actively involved in the delivery of teacher training and the teaching of bespoke courses in various aspects of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

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 candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for Preliminary Year modules in History and Political Science with possible collaborations with other modules catering to humanities students such as Introduction to Analytical Thinking. Experience in teaching and developing materials for these subjects at the Foundation level will be an advantage.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 323,198 to RMB 440,485 per annum (pro rata for fractional post, split between a base salary and a service allowance), depending on qualifications and experience. A further employment support allowance contributing toward housing and home flights, first arrival support and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The post is available from September 2021, initially to be offered on fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of three years. The contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions. All posts will be based in Ningbo and contracts will be with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

All applicants are required to formally apply online for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mr Mattia Miani, Deputy Head of Teaching and Learning for Preliminary Year Content: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo (or by Skype/Teams if travel is not possible) and likely interview dates will be late May 2021, but are subject to change.

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If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: +86 0574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8966). Email: