Professor of Creative Industries and Digital Media

Ningbo, China
45451 RMB to 948422 RMB per annum,
19 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 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 18 years.

A pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, UNNC is rapidly expanding as part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University. The institution seeks ambitious, talented academics with a flair for research and a passion for teaching to join its team of experts, offering unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.

The School of International Communications is the largest school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is affiliated to the Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies at the Nottingham UK campus. Our BA (Hons) in International Communications is a provincial level accredited degree which includes a dedicated programme of study for a European or East Asian language. Its sister programme, BA (Hons) in International Communications with Chinese, has proved successful in attracting high quality international students to the school. We currently run an MA programme in International Communications and also have one of the most successful PhD programmes in the university.

The post-holder will be expected to teach across the full range of our programmes, undertake supervision of BA and MA dissertation students and PGR students, and conduct research and external engagement in the school’s main research areas. More details of the school and its teaching and research activities can be found here:

Candidates must have a PhD degree supported by extensive and high level research and teaching experience in communications studies that connects to the Creative Industries and Digital Media, which could include:

  • Media technologies
  • Film studies
  • Digital heritage
  • Digital Humanities
  • Media convergence
  • News media and journalism studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Games studies
  • Celebrity Studies

Candidates will need to have in depth knowledge of creative and cultural industries to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding in the relevant field. In addition, candidates will be required to have extensive experience in leading the design of research techniques and methods and capability to act as a role model in the areas of research and teaching.

Minimum salary will be RMB745,451 per annum and negotiable based on background and experience. In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, international private medical insurance, and schooling support 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 Spring 2023/as soon as possible. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

All applicants are required to formally apply online via online system at:

Informal enquires may be addressed to Dr Filippo Gilardi, Head of School of International Communications, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.

Interview will be arranged in Ningbo or on Teams for oversea candidates.

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

Please quote ref: 182603

Closing date: 18 September 2022

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