Preliminary Year Tutor in Science & Engineering

Ningbo, China
380522 RMB to 407622 RMB per annum, depending on skills and experience.
10 May 2022
End of advertisement period
29 May 2022
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 17 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 teaching in its structure and support of academic programmes delivered in China.

With over 110 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting almost 8000 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.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified teaching professionals able to offer experience and expertise in subject area of Physics and/or Chemistry. Ability to teach Mathematics for Engineering would also be an added advantage. Dependent on individual tutors’ aptitude and experience, there is also scope for their involvement in projects such as the design and delivery of summer schools and other bespoke training packages.

Salary will be within the range RMB 380,522 – RMB 407,622 per annum (pro rata for fractional post), depending on skills and qualifications, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. An attractive package, including employment support allowance, first arrival allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

Posts are available from September 2022, although later start dates are negotiable, and will initially be offered on fixed-term contracts with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of three years in the first instance.

Contracts may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. The position is teaching-only and does not involve individually allocated resources for research purposes.

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

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Brenden Theaker, CELE Senior Tutor for Science & Engineering: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place via TEAMS and will likely be held in June 2022, but are subject to change.

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. 8564). Email:

Please quote ref: 182413

Closing date: 29 May 2022