Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering - Manufacturing

Ningbo, China
11 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date  Thursday, 10th August 2017
Job Type  Research & Teaching
Department  Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China
Salary  £34956 to £46924 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

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 7,000 in just 13 years.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is a pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education and undergoing rapid development. 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.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or completion within 5 months from the appointment) in Aerospace Engineering /Mechanical Engineering /Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline. Excellent research skills, ideally supported by an established track record of high quality research outputs are required and the ability to attract funding for major research projects is a distinct advantage. The person appointed will be expected to conduct ongoing original research for publication and play a lead role in a multidisciplinary environment.

Experience of teaching and tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Aerospace Engineering, and to play a lead role in collaborative research projects and conduct ongoing original research and publications.

Salary will be within the range of £34,956 – £46,924 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from beginning of 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of up to five years.

ALL applicants are required to formally apply online ( for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Prof Tao Wu (, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: +86 574 8818 0000 (ext. 8564).

Please quote ref. UNNC515. Closing date: 10 August 2017

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.