Assistant Professor in Transnational History and Politics

Ningbo, China
Nov 12, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 10, 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 the People‚Äôs Republic of China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 students in just 16 years.

The School of International Studies is a School rooted in the disciplines of international relations, history and political science, comprising more than 400 students and 19 academic staff members from 11 countries.  The School of International Studies offers interdisciplinary programmes taught by scholars working on cutting-edge research across the social sciences and humanities; politics, IR, history and sociology. For more, see:

We are now looking for a talented scholar to join our School as Assistant Professor in Transnatonal History and Politics. This is a position available from February 1st 2022 or soon after.

For this position, applicants should have a completed PhD in History or a related area by the post start date, but specialization is open. We will consider candidates working on a wide variety of chronologies, geographical areas and themes, and we especially invite applications from academics with a track record of publications in intellectual history, comparative history, and/or international history.

A crucial requirement is for candidates to evidence experience teaching beyond their area of specialization and across core modules covering a wide array of historical periods and themes, from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, from East-West interactions to contemporary political history. Candidates should also demonstrate willingness and ability to contribute to the broader teaching in International Studies, which includes interdisciplinary modules in International Relations, Political Science, History of Political Thought, European Studies, and other subjects.

The successful applicant will be expected to make a strong contribution to teaching and research in the School. They will take responsibility for identifying new opportunities and sources of funding for research and contributing to the quality of education and student experience we provide including identifying new opportunities and innovation to continuously improve the ways we teach and how students learn.

Also required is a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in grant capture and world-leading publications. Active contribution to the Center for Advanced International Studies and university key research priority areas in Sustainable development will also be expected.

This position will also be expected to carry out administrative duties and represent the School within the University depending on needs and as directed by the Head of School.

Salary will be within the range of RMB421,889- RMB555,548 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).  In addition, an attractive package including employment service allowance (accommodation and annual return airfare to home country for candidate and family), relocation allowance, 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 5 years starting February 2022 if possible in a covid-19 environment, or as soon as possible thereafter. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

The ideal application will include a cover letter, a list of references, and a resume/CV which lists courses/modules the candidate has taught (and could teach) and publications. 

Informal enquires may be addressed to David Kiwuwa, Head of School of International Studies, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.  Applications must be submitted on-line.

Interviews will take place via Teams or in Ningbo, China, during the December of 2021, but this is subject to change.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to 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 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8094).  Email:

Please quote ref. 181981.  Closing date: 10 December 2021