Associate Professor in International Studies

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Dec 2021

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 the People’s Republic of China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 students in just 16 years.

The School of International Studies is a School rooted in the disciplines of international relations, history and political science, comprising more than 400 students and 19 academic staff members from 11 countries.  The School offers 2 BA degree programmes, 2 Master’s degree programmes, and a PhD programme.  It is one of the largest international studies programmes in China, and is undoubtedly the most international.  For more, see: .

As the School of International Studies enters a period of growth, we are looking for a talented scholar to help develop our emerging field of interest in applied social sciences specifically in international studies. This an open position available to fill immediately.

Candidates should have expertise and research interests in international studies while demonstrating ability to contribute to the broader interdisciplinarity of international studies. Candidates will be expected to have diverse interest in global public policy and governance, including but not limited to health policy, public and comparative administration, policy theory, social policy, innovation and technology policy and big data.

The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and research in the School. They will take responsibility for identifying new opportunities and sources of funding for research and contributing to the quality of education and student experience we provide including identifying new opportunities and innovation to continuously improve the ways we teach and how students learn.

Applicants should have a completed PhD in social and public policy or a related area by the post start date. An established international profile in international social and public policy will be considered essential.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 595,117- RMB706,812 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).  In addition, an attractive package including employment service allowance (accommodation and annual return airfare to home country for candidate and family), tuition for children at local international school, moving expenses, 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 starting February 2022 if possible in a covid-19 environment, or as soon as possible thereafter. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

The ideal application will include a cover letter, a list of references, and a resume/CV which lists courses/modules the candidate has taught (and could teach) and publications.  References will be contacted if candidate is shortlisted.

Informal enquires may be addressed to David Kiwuwa, Head of School of International Studies, email: .  Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.  Applications must be submitted on-line.

Interviews will take place via Teams or in Ningbo, China, during the December of 2021, but this is subject to change.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

All applicants are required to formally apply online.

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 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8094).  Email: .

Please quote ref. 181980.

Closing date: 8 December 2021

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