Preliminary Year Tutor in Science and Engineering

Ningbo, China
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
14 May 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) is now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Preliminary Year Tutor in Science and Engineering.

About the Department

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 students on UNNC Preliminary Year modules, presessionals, summer schools and in-sessional language and academic skills support programmes.

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.

About You

Applications are invited from suitably qualified teaching professionals able to offer experience and expertise in subject area of Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) and/or Mathematics. 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.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

Successful candidates will be offered a fixed-term contract for up to 3 years, which may be extended by mutual agreement. Salary will be within the range of RMB 387,752 – RMB 460,527 per annum (pro rata for fractional posts), depending on skills and experience, and salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. In addition, we provide a range of benefits and entitlements, including accommodation allowance, insurances, schooling support, home flight, relocation & repatriation support, and paid annual leave. All posts will be based F2F in Ningbo and contracts will be with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the application link here before 14 May 2023 which should include the following:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Brenden Theaker, CELE Senior Tutor for Science & Engineering, at or Pragnesh Gajjar, CELE Senior Tutor in Maths and Computer Science, at Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000 – 8564. 

Review of Applications

The academic recruitment campaign will initially run for 2 months from 13 March 2023 to 14 May 2023.  Review of applications is ongoing and shortlisted applicants will be invited for recruitment interviews.

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