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Professor in Economics

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location:  Ningbo
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Closing Date:  Friday 09 March 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  170233

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 7,800 in just 13 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 economists. UNNC is part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University, and offers unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.

The School of Economics at UNNC offers a ‘BSc International Economics and Trade’ and a ‘BSc Economics’, with an ‘MSc Economics, Money and Finance’ starting in September 2018. It currently comprises 14 full time members of academic staff with three part time Li Dak Sum Chair Professors and an additional seven full time posts being filled for the coming academic year. The student population is 601 and steadily rising. The last cohort of Economics students graduated in July 2017; among them, more than 87 percent proceeded with further studies in well recognised Universities of English-speaking countries. All programmes match well-established programmes running in the UK and benefit from shared resources across campuses. Though relatively new to UNNC, The School of Economics has already developed an enviable reputation, thanks also to the close integration with its sister schools in the UK and Malaysia leading to intense collaboration in research and teaching activities. Administratively, the School is part of The Nottingham UK School of Economics, which is ranked fifth for research in the UK by the Tilburg University global ranking of economics schools and 38th in the world. 

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake academic leadership in research within the School. Roles at this level have a significant impact on the direction, strategy, objectives and results of the University by influencing and shaping the available resources as appropriate to meet the current and future needs of the University. The role holder will be expected to build and lead a research team around a key area of research in Economics. Aside from academic leadership, the role holder will be expected to publish in in high quality, international journals; to deliver challenging and innovative teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to assist with the administration of the School. Candidates with research and teaching interests in any area of economics are encouraged to apply, although applications from specialists in Macroeconomics, Financial and Monetary Economics are particularly sought. 

Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience and will be within the Professorial range. In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance 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 up to 5 years starting 1 September 2018. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Applicants should submit an application via our on-line application system. Only on-line applications made at ( will be accepted.

Informal enquiries regarding this vacancy may be addressed to Professor Simon Appleton, Head of School of Economics, Email:

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.  

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview and interview will take place in Ningbo China.

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 88180000, Ext.8564.  

Please quote ref. 170233. Closing date: 9 March 2018

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