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Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Aircraft/Airframe Design and Structures

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location:  Ningbo
Salary:  Salary will be within the range of RMB411,197 – RMB541,469 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance).
Closing Date:  Monday 10 August 2020
Reference:  181286

Join a unique British University in China.  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 15 years. 


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 science and engineering experts. UNNC is part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University, and offers unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.


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. 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 Department’s growth in the field of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. 


This post is related to the teaching of undergraduate / postgraduate courses in the field of Mechanical Design and Materials. The teaching activities will cover aspects related to Mechanical Design and Structures and Manufacturing; Product Design and Manufacture; Finite Element Analysis and CAE.


The successful candidate will be expected to have extensive research experience and expertise in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with a focus on Mechanical Design and/or Product Design and Manufacture. Candidates with expertise in mechanical structure design, finite element analysis and the use of industrial design software are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to join the Advanced Intelligent Manufacturing Research Group (AIMRG) which is a leading, research group in the areas of smart manufacturing processes for high-value industries (e.g. aerospace, automotive, reactive manufacturing, energy materials, medical devices, optical systems, high precision moulding), controllable production processes for energy materials, intelligent supervision and control of manufacturing processes to enable high-throughput of high-value products with minimum defects and energy wastage, automated and flexible manufacturing production systems that minimise that are able to easily adapt to various products specifications with limited human interventionThe AIMRG group is a growing and dynamic research group aiming to achieve world-recognised status in the field of advanced intelligent manufacturing processes in the next 5 years.


Salary will be within the range of RMB411,197 – RMB541,469 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (salary progression beyond this is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including employment support 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 five years starting from September 2020 or as soon as thereafter. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Professor Xiaogang Yang, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line. 


Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China.


Please be advised that 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 Recruitment Team, Email: 


Job Reference: 181286                                         Closing date: 10 August 2020

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