Chair Professor in China-Eurasian Relations & International Studies

University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
  • Location
    Ningbo, China
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

Contract Status:     Full-time or part-time (fractional).

Salary:     Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience will be within the professorial range. An attractive international benefits package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance, support for international schooling (there are several international schools in Ningbo), and insurance (including international medical insurance) will be provided for international appointments.

Responsible to:     Head of the School of International Studies

Location:    Ningbo, China

Start date:    March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter

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 7,000 in just 12 years.

China’s relations with Eurasia, the broad sweep of countries contiguous to China and connecting China to Europe, has taken on new significance with the One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy announced in 2013. OBOR is the centre-piece of China’s new global engagement, facilitating social, economic and transport integration between China and Europe, Africa, and Asia. It is also the focus of a new University of Nottingham Ningbo (UNNC) initiative at the School of International Studies, bringing in a Chair and research support team, and constructing a UNNC OBOR research hub.  UNNC is home to more than 7000 students, and the School of International Studies hosts some 400 students, including undergraduate, master and PhD students.

We seek a senior colleague who can guide this new OBOR initiative and provide leadership more broadly.  We expect the colleague to have an established track record of research, publications and grants. The successful candidate will teach in his/her area(s) of expertise, as well as supervise PhD students and the dissertations of MA and undergraduate students as needed.  They will be expected to help mentor staff members and participate in leadership of the School of International Studies and the University.  Success in winning external funding is expected.  Besides academic and theoretical experience in their field, we expect that he/she will have ability to deliver impact and generate knowledge transfer to our staff, our students, our government partners, and the public, will be exceptional.  The position includes significant research monies to support the OBOR initiative, as well as the opportunity to recruit a junior staff member, post-docs and PhD students for the project.  

Application instructions

Informal inquiries and application shall be made to Dr. Gregory Moore, Head of the School of International Studies. The ideal application will include a cover letter, resume, a full list of research outcomes and a brief working plan with expected output for the next five years. 

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