Department of Architecture and Built Environment

Assistant Professor in Architectural Design


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439794 RMB to 579126 RMB per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

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 9,000 in just 20 years.

The 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of architecture and urbanism, to play a lead role in collaborative research projects and conduct ongoing original research and publications in the areas of architectural/urban design, architectural practice, digital architecture/design, and architectural technologies.

Candidates must have a PhD degree and preferably postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant architectural discipline,with skills, knowledge, and experience in one or more of the following aspects: 1) Digital and parametric design, AI, VR, and fabrication; 2) Architectural technology; 3) Design for climate change, and excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge and experience of architectural design practice and architectural technologies are necessary. Experience of supervising PhD and Master students and experience of teaching, tutorial or laboratory work at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English speaking institution are preferable.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 439,794 to RMB 579,126 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, schooling 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 September 2024 or soon after. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Wu Deng (, Head of Department of Architecture and Built Environment. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted and all applicants are required to formally apply online for the position.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China and likely interview dates are around June 2024, but they are subject to change. Interviews may be conducted online if candidates cannot travel to Ningbo to attend the in-person interviews.

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 0574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8404). Email:

Please quote reference:  183679      

Closing date: 25 May 2024

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Xu Sun
Professor in Industrial Design and Manufacture
When I came to UNNC, I found even more potential for growth. The university's unwavering commitment to inclusivity ensures every individual is welcomed and embraced, regardless of their background. I came to truly value this multicultural atmosphere that fosters a unique learning environment and as a result, enriches both my personal and academic growth.