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.
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. NUBS China currently has approximately 2,800 students of which about 400 are enrolled in postgraduate programmes including a Ph.D. programme. It has an international faculty of about 100, all based in Ningbo China and coming from 27 countries or so. The school is EQUIS accredited and 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, and high quality teaching.
The appointment is open to candidates with either a strong research background in leadership / management development or with extensive practical experience of developing leaders / managers. The appointment may either as a Professor of Practice or as a ‘Research + Teaching’ Associate Professor.
A Professor of Practice will focus more on executive education and potentially applied research; a ‘Research + Teaching’ Associate Professor will get involved in executive education but have significant time and support to conduct high-level research.
A ‘Professor of Practice’ appointment will play an important role in the educational side of NUBS China’s executive education which works with Chinese and international organizations to develop their leadership and management capability, with a particular focus on globalization and international management. NUBS China is well-established as an executive education provider and is now looking to expand and strengthen its current capability. As the first role focused primarily on leadership and management development, the successful candidate will be able to shape the development of executive education working with a range of experienced faculty members and a strengthened business development team.
The successful candidate (for Research + Teaching’ Associate Professor) must undertake and publish high-quality research in Leadership. Experience of teaching and tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is also essential. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lectures and seminars in Leadership/Management development across all years of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and contribute to the supervision of undergraduate, master, and doctoral dissertations.
Candidates must have experience of delivering executive education, preferably with a focus on leadership and/or management development. Candidates may also have experience of designing executive education programmes as well as programme direction. Fluent written and oral English is essential, while Chinese Putonghua is desirable. In addition, the person appointed will be expected to contribute to the overall management of the executive education activities of the School.
A PhD (for Research + Teaching’ Associate Professor), Masters or equivalent professional qualification (for Professor of Practice) is expected. Opportunities to teach on undergraduate and masters programmes are available for suitable candidates. Research opportunities related to leadership/ management development will be available.
Salary will be within the range of ¥580,035–688,900 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance, schooling support 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 1 February 2021 (or a different start date by mutual agreement). This contract may be renewed/ extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Associate Professor Joon Park, Head of Department of International Business and Management at email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this 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 (unless agreed explicitly otherwise).
About Nottingham University Business School China
We are a young business school with a strong international and research orientation. Our faculty of over 100 staff come from 25 countries, and our students are a mix of international and Chinese students. English is the medium of instruction for all our programs. We are part of the EQUIS and AMBA accredited Nottingham University Business School. Campuses in the UK, Malaysia, and here in Ningbo, China work closely together and offer University of Nottingham degrees. Apart from an international teaching environment, we focus on research excellence. We have a vibrant research community and provide research support to all staff members, while a research excellence scheme provides even further support in terms of research funding and additional conference visits. We are the international academic gateway for research on business, finance and economics in China and a center of experience on Chinese firms going global. Our faculty publish in leading journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, MIS Quarterly, Research Policy, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Busi...ness Ethics. Leading academics from Europe, the US, and Asia visit us to give research seminars and undertake joint research. In the 2019 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities for Management, NUBS China by itself was ranked #11 in the world for international collaboration and #63 for research impact measured by citations. Our annual PhD intake is 25-30 new students with about half supported by university scholarships. We have regular openings in all areas of the business school, these will also be advertised on our job website (www.universityjobsinchina.com).