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Preliminary Year Tutors in Mathematics (Fixed Term)

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location:  Ningbo
Salary:  RMB 372,162– RMB 444,382 per annum (pro rata for fractional post), depending on skills and experience, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 June 2020
Reference:  181176

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 6,000 in just 12 years.

Centre for English Language Education (CELE)

Since the development of the Nottingham-Ningbo campus in 2004, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) has aimed to promote high quality EAP teaching in its structure and support of academic programmes delivered in China. 

With over 110 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting almost 8000 students on its Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessional and Academic Literacy Development Centre programmes.

Throughout the academic year, the Centre is also actively involved in the delivery of teacher training and the teaching of bespoke courses in various aspects of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

Preliminary Year Programme

The Preliminary Year Programme is offered to students in their first year of study at UNNC and represents 120 academic credits. The programme is currently a 50-50 split between modules focusing on specific academic subjects and modules focusing on the development of English Language skills. Successful completion of the Preliminary Year is a pre-requisite for progression to the second year of study.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified teaching professionals able to offer experience and expertise in subject area of Mathematics. Ability to teach Computer Science or Maths for Economics modules at the Foundation level will be an added advantage. Dependent on individual tutors’ aptitude and experience, there is also scope for their involvement in projects such as the design and delivery of summer schools and other bespoke training packages.

Salary will be within the range RMB 372,162– RMB 444,382 per annum (pro rata for fractional post), depending on skills and qualifications, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. An attractive package, employment support allowance, insurance etc. will be provided for international appointments.

Posts are available from September 2020, although later start dates are negotiable, and will initially be offered on fixed-term contracts with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of three years in the first instance. Contracts may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Pragnesh Gajjar, CELE Senior Tutor for Maths and Computer Science:

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 0000, Ext. 8854. Email:

Please quote ref. 181176. Closing date: 16 June 2020

Interviews will take place via Skype and will likely be held in late June/early July 2020, but are subject to change.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

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