Assistant Professor, Lecturer in Building Services and Engineering

Updated: 12 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jan 2022

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Building Services and Engineering

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 7,000 in just 15 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.

Applications are invited for the above post in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (ABE), under the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The applicants are expected to have a desire for interdisciplinary teaching and research in the field of building services, building science, and/or building engineering. The successful candidate will be positioned in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and the Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies, at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in relevant disciplines of in building services, building engineering, building physics, architectural engineering, building science and technologies. It is desirable for the candidates to have a focus on building science and engineering, with specialty on architectural engineering areas. Evidence of ability to teach and research across multiple modules of architectural engineering and other taught modules of building services is desirable. Experience of teaching and tutorial or lab teaching 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 research and publications in associated disciplines of the built environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, participate in assessing and examining students, supervise PhD students, perform high quality research and obtain external research grants. The candidate is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers, using high level skills and a range of media. The role holder should independently plan and implement general research programme and direction, and devise applications for new research funding as part of the strategies of the CSET, the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Research Group, and the Department.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 421,889 to RMB 555,548 per annum depending on qualifications and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including employment support 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 up to 5 years with effect from August 2022 or thereafter as soon as possible. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Prof. Ali Cheshmehzangi ( ), Head of Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Director of CSET (Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies), 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 and your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

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If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: +86 0574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8966). Email:

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