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Assistant Professor (Lecturer)/Associate Professor in Aircraft Design and Performance

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location:  Ningbo
Salary:  Salary will be within the range of £35,550 – £47,722 per annum for assistant professor and £50,618 - £60,410 per annum for associate professor, depending on qualifications and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance).
Closing Date:  Friday 04 May 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  180070

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 7,000 in just 13 years.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering brings together all the aerospace research and teaching activities within the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and has a strong globalization agenda and is strongly linked between the three University of Nottingham International Campuses, i.e. in UK, Malaysia and China campuses. It is expected that the successful candidate will support the globalization efforts of the Faculty and support teaching activity and joint research programmes across the campuses.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent and post-doctoral academic research experience in a field related to Aircraft Design and Performance (including flight mechanics) and/or Composites Materials. It is required that the candidate has practical experience and expertise with practical aspects in his areas of research. It is essential that the candidate has proven experience in research leadership and has a proven track record in project management.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to supervise undergraduate and masters dissertations in the area of Aircraft Design and Performance. The person appointed will be expected to conduct original research in appropriate fields and play a lead role in collaborative research projects, leading to high quality publications and grant income. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the administration of the Faculty of Science and Engineering in general and thus contribute to the Faculty’s growth in the field of Aerospace Engineering.

This post is related to the teaching of undergraduate courses in the fields of aircraft design and performance (including flight mechanics) covering topics such as aircraft classification and configurations, aircraft design procedures, aircraft characteristics and performance, preliminary aerodynamics analysis, flight envelopes, steady flight conditions and static stability.

The successful candidate will be expected to have extensive research experience and expertise in either Aircraft Design with a focus on Flight Mechanics or in the area of light weighting materials, such as Composites. Based on their expertise and experience, the candidate will also be joining a research group within the Faculty. This could potentially be the Composites Research Group within the University, where the successful applicant will be responsible for materials mechanics, computational materials and engineering, and design of composite structures.

Salary will be within the range of £35,550 – £47,722 per annum for assistant professor and £50,618 - £60,410 per annum for associate professor depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from August 2018 and will initially be offered on tenure track equivalent contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

ALL applicants are required to formally apply online

( for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Michael Galea (, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo China and your referees will be contacted prior to 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 Office, Tel:+86 574 8818 0000 (ext. 8734). Please quote ref. 180070 Closing date: 4 May 2018

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.