Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Urban Science and Analytics

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Dec 2022

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 17 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.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development of postgraduate programme of Urbanism and Sustainable Environments, and MRes/PhD Supervisions. The successful candidate must play a lead role in collaborative research projects and conduct ongoing original research and publications in the areas of urban data analysis, urban science, urbanism, urban sustainability, and urban planning/design.

Candidates must have a PhD degree and preferably postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant urban studies discipline, preferable in urban planning/design, urbanism, urban data analytics or urban science, and excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge and experience of urbanism and urban data analytics are necessary. Experience of supervising PhD and Master students and experience of teaching, tutorial or design and studio work at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English speaking institution are preferable.

Salary will be within the range of 429,906 to RMB 566,105 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, schooling 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 5 years. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Ali Cheshmehzangi ( ), Head of Department of Architecture and Built Environment. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted and all applicants are required to formally apply online for the position.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China and likely interview dates are around January 2023, but they are subject to change. Interviews may be conducted online if candidates cannot travel to Ningbo to attend the in-person interviews.

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