Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Composite Materials

Ningbo, China
21 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Closing Date Monday, 18th December 2017
Job Type Research & Teaching
Department Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China
Salary £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 University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, a pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, is rapidly expanding. 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.

Applications are invited for the above post in the Faculty of Science & Engineering which is expected to become one of the biggest faculty as the University rolls out its detailed, long term plans. The University expects to triple its number of engineering students to over 3,000 within the next few years.

Candidates must have a PhD degree and preferably postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline, preferable in mechanical engineering, manufacturing and materials, especially composite materials, and excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge and experience of composite materials manufacturing are necessary. Experience of supervising PhD and Master students and experience of teaching, tutorial or laboratory work at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English speaking institution are preferable.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programme of mechanical, materials and manufacture, to play a lead role in collaborative research projects and conduct ongoing original research and publications in the areas of composite materials and manufacturing.

Salary will be within the range of £35,550 - £47,722 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance 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 five years starting 1 March 2018. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

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

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Xiaogang Yang, Head of Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China and will be held likely before end of January 2018, but they are subject to change.
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. 170223.      Closing date: 18 December 2017.

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

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