School of Education and English

Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics


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345676 RMB to 471120 RMB per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is seeking to recruit a Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics in School of Education and English


Your Responsibility


Your key responsibilities include:

  • To deliver teaching across a range of modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, preferably modules of Literary Linguistics, Drama, Studying Literature, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, lntercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Acquisition, Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • To plan and manage own teaching and provide advice as a member of the Education and English teaching team within English programmes of study, in a variety of settings including small group tutorials as well as lectures.
  • To collaborate with academic colleagues on areas of shared interest e.g. course development, curriculum changes, and collaborative or joint research projects.
  • To supervise and provide first line support for undergraduate and/or postgraduate student's projects, fieldwork and placements, as appropriate and contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on the assessment of students work to identify and respond to the diversity of students' needs.
  • To contribute to the effective management and administration of the School/ Department/work unit by performing duties allocated by the Head of academic unit. This may include responsibility for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, time- tabling, examinations, and assessment of progress and student attendance.

About You

  • PhD or close to completion in relevant subject area or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex information.
  • Ability to creatively apply relevant approaches to teaching and learning support.
  • Ability to assess and organise resource requirements and deploy effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.


About Us

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 9,000 in just 20 years.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Education and English at UNNC where schools in UK and Malaysia are brought together, providing the opportunities, the expertise and the skills for our academics to work together on programmes and projects involving Applied Linguistics, International Higher Education, Translation and Interpreting, Cognitive Neuroscience, Literature and Drama, and many other fields. The School of Education and English provides various opportunities for research activities, which is further enhanced by the state-or-art laboratories and academics who are highly influential in their respective fields.  The diverse and inclusive environment enable pioneering research in areas of Psycholinguistics, Intercultural Communication, Multilingualism, Educational Leadership, Language Education (TESOL), Translation and Interpreting, and international Higher Education. Our top-tier, innovative, rigorous and cross-disciplinary research contributes new knowledge and ideas that lead to real change in the world.  

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support
This is a temporary post that you will be initially offered on a 1 year fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and a probation of 2months with University of Nottingham Ningbo China. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit an application via our on-line application system before 23:59 Beijing Time,11 August 2024 at

Only on-line applications made at ( be accepted. Referees will be contacted prior to interview and interviews will take place in Ningbo China.


Informal enquires may be addressed to Ping Du, Undergraduate Programme Lead of Applied Linguistics, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.  Applications must be submitted on-line. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 88181454.  


Equality and Diversity

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our intention to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age*, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

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