Assistant Professor in Product Design and Manufacture

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Feb 2023

Join a unique British University in China.  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 19 years.

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.

This post is related to the teaching of undergraduate / postgraduate courses in the field of Product Design and Manufacturing. The teaching activities will cover aspects related to: Industrial Design, Ergonomics, Manufacture and Computer-aided Design. The successful candidate will be expected to join the Advanced Intelligent Manufacturing Research Group (AIMRG) which is a leading, research group in the areas of innovative design practice research with the focus on the methods, tools and technologies to improve the way we design and process, create and apply new technologies for design, increase knowledge of how we design; and facilitate innovation in the things we design and smart manufacturing processes for high-value industries (e.g. aerospace, automotive, reactive manufacturing, energy materials, medical devices, optical systems, high precision moulding). The AIMRG group is a growing and dynamic research group aiming to achieve world-recognised status in the field of advanced intelligent manufacturing processes in the next 5 years.

Candidates with expertise in product design, ergonomics and the use of industrial design software are highly encouraged to apply. The candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to supervise undergraduate and masters dissertations. He/She will conduct original research in appropriate fields and play a lead role in collaborative research projects, leading to high quality publications and grant income. He/She will also be expected to assist with the administration of the Faculty of Science and Engineering in general and thus contribute to the Department’s growth in the field of Product Design and Manufacturing. Candidates are expected to have extensive research experience and expertise in Industrial/Product Design and Manufacturing but with a focus on Product Design.

Salary will be within the range of RMB429,906 – RMB566,105 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, schooling support 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 from September 2023 or as soon as thereafter. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Full applications must be submitted via the application link here before 28 February 2023, 23:59 Beijing Time.

Full application shall include applicant’s English CV, teaching statement, publication list and 4 contacts of reference. Late submission and incomplete application would not be considered for shortlisting.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Professor Xiaogang Yang, email: . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Recruitment Team, Email: .

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