Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering


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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 in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. An important part of the role will be to teach students in Chemical and Environmental Engineering degree. Candidates should be qualified to deliver courses in the core curriculum of a Chemical and Environmental Engineering programme.

The person appointed will also be expected to conduct ongoing original research for publication and play a lead role in collaborative research projects The purpose of this role will be to lead and deliver individual and collaborative research and teaching in the area of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and make a contribution to the direction of research programmes in the Department/School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline, and excellent communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge and experience of industrial design and process safety are desirable. Experience of supervising student research up to the PhD level, and experience of teaching, tutorial or laboratory work at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in an English speaking institution are essential.

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 five years starting October 2024 or as soon as thereafter. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Professor Philip Hall, Head of Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering – The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China, if feasible – virtual interviews may also held. Please be advised that normally your references will be contacted prior to the interview.

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: 86 574 8818 000 (Ext. 8404), Email:  


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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.