Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Building Services Engineering

Ningbo, China
03 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date

Sunday, 26th November 2017

Job Type

Research & Teaching


Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China


£35550 to £47722 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 Faculty of Science and Engineering is one of the newest at the University but is expected to become one of the biggest as the University rolls out its detailed, long term plans. The University expects to triple its number of science and engineering students to over 3,000 within the next few years. The first crop of UNNC science and engineering students began to graduate in 2012 and Master of Science degrees will be offered in a range of subjects in the near future.

Applications are invited for the above post in the Faculty of Science & Engineering which is one of the newest divisions at the University but is expected to become one of the biggest as the University rolls out its detailed, long term plans. The first intake of UNNC engineering students was graduated in 2012 and a number of Master of Science degrees is offering and will be offered in a range of subjects in the near future.   

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of Architecture, Built Environment, Civil Engineering and Building Information Modelling, to play a lead role in collaborative research projects and conduct ongoing original research and publications in the areas of architectural environment engineering. 

Candidates must hold a CIBSE recognised (or equivalent) degree and PhD in Building Services Engineering. Evidence of ability to conduct research at an international level is essential and the ability to attract funding for major research projects is a distinct advantage. Experience of teaching and tutorial or laboratory work at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is also essential. It is expected that applicants will have a successful track record in building services engineering design practice, or a well-defined research agenda, and that they will be able to substantially contribute to the preparation and delivery of teaching in the following areas:

  • Acoustics and lighting design
  • Electricity and built environment
  • Fire protection design
  • HVAC design: Natural and mechanical ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, and ductwork

Salary will be within the range of £35,550 - £47,722 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 Spring Semester in February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of up to five years. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

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

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Llewellyn TANG (, Head of Department of Architecture and Built Environment, 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:  

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: +86 574 8818 0000 (ext. 8734). 

Please quote ref. UNNC508X1A

Closing date: 26 November 2017

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