Visiting Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering

Ningbo, China
14 Sep 2020
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30 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Visiting Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering (fixed-term)

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 successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to supervise undergraduate and masters dissertations. The person appointed will be expected to conduct original research in appropriate fields and play a lead role in collaborative research projects, leading to high quality publications and grant income.

This post is related to the teaching of undergraduate / postgraduate courses in the field of Control of Aerospace Systems and / or that of Aerospace Propulsion.

  • In the case of Control of Aerospace Systems, the key principles of control of systems, with a strong focus on aerospace applications will be the main outcomes. The teaching content will cover topics such as 1) the fundamentals of systems control design, including closed and open loop control design principles, design of plants etc… 2) the fundamentals of aerospace electrical and electronic systems including power generation and conversion, electric machines and drives, and flight control actuation systems and 3) digital and analogue control systems.
  • In the case of Aerospace Propulsion, the teaching content will cover aspects such as 1) the fundamental thermodynamics principles, including key underlying equation sets such as the first and second law of thermodynamics, perfect gas relationships and analysis of relevant cycles for Aerospace propulsion such as the Brayton cycle, 2) the principles of aircraft propulsion with a focus on jet engines, including the principles of gas turbine engines, the application of compressible flow and turbomachinery processes and 3) considerations on factors influencing design and choice of engine configurations.

Candidates must have a PhD degree and preferably postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline, preferable in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering, and excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge and experience of propulsion and thermofluids are necessary. 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.

Salary will be within the range RMB411,197 – RMB541,469 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance). The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of one year starting from September 2020.

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Michael Galea, email: Please note that applications sent directly to these addresses will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line.

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact Recruitment Team, Email: