Professor/Associate Professor in Accounting

Updated: about 2 months ago

Ningbo - China
£52,560 to £86,049 depending on qualifications and experience
Closing Date:
Thursday, 30 April 2020

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. Located in Ningbo, this award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 15 years.

Ningbo is a modern city of around 8 million people. With a 7,000 year history, it is a good place to live with green spaces, many historical sites, cultural activities and a range of international schools. Ningbo is also famous for its food. It has high speed train links to other parts of China and an international airport, as well as being within easy reach of Shanghai. The local cost of living is low by international standards.

If Ningbo were a country it would be rated as the 53rd largest economy in the world, on a par with New Zealand, and be classified as ‘high income’ by the World Bank. It is the world’s largest cargo port and the 3rd biggest container port. Ningbo is also a centre of entrepreneurial private businesses and manufacturing industry, for example automotive components. Ningbo companies are increasingly globalizing their operations, while foreign companies are also active. This makes Ningbo an attractive place for business and management research.

As a key component of UNNC, NUBS China is also an integral part of the Nottingham University Business School awarding the same internationally recognized degrees offered by Nottingham in the UK. In operation for 15 years, NUBS China currently has approximately 2,800 students of which about 400 are enrolled in postgraduate programmes including a Ph.D. programme. It has a rapidly expanding international faculty of about 100, all based in Ningbo China and coming from 30 countries or so. The school is EQUIS accredited and currently under consideration by AACSB. It is part of a university that is highly rated and is seeking to improve further its ranking among the world’s top research and teaching universities.  NUBS China focuses its efforts around the three "I"s-International, Innovative, and Interactive. Since 2011, NUBS China has rapidly progressed towards an increasing focus on high impact research, customized executive education, in additional to teaching excellence.

Candidates must have a PhD in Accounting. Excellent English communication skills are essential together with strong teaching abilities. Candidates are also expected to have recent track record of publishing in leading international journals in accounting and/or finance as well as attracting research funding and leading research projects. 

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars across all years of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; to supervise undergraduate, master’s and potentially doctoral dissertations. In addition, the appointed candidate is expected to provide research leadership and mentor junior faculty members. Duties may include management responsibilities in the accounting section of the department of finance, accounting and economics.

Salary will be within the range of £52,560 - £62,727 per annum for associate professorship and £62,727 - £86,049 per annum for full professorship depending on skills and experience. In addition, an attractive international benefits package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance, support for international schooling (there are three international schools in Ningbo), and insurance (including international medical 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 starting 1 September 2020. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries regarding these vacancies may be addressed to Dr. Wei Huang, Department Head of Finance, Accounting and Economics at 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. Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

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Please quote ref. 181106.                                                        Closing date:  30 April 2020

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