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Director of Language Centre

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location:  Ningbo
Salary:  Within the range RMB 337,904 - RMB 460,527 per annum (pro rata)
Closing Date:  Friday 07 April 2023
Reference:  183053

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 8,000 in just 18 years.

About the Centre

Since its inception in 2005, the Language Centre has continued to grow significantly. At present, it caters for over 1,000 students. The Language Centre sits in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and currently delivers core language provision for three degree programmes: BA International Communications, BA International Studies and BA International Business (with Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese or Korean) as well as MA International Communications and MA Interpreting and Translation. The Language Centre also delivers optional language modules taken by students on a wide range of degree programmes.  In addition, the Language Centre develops Executive Education courses for target audiences.

About You

Candidates should preferably have a postgraduate degree, be able to teach on one of the language programmes offered by the Centre, and contribute to the curriculum development of the language programmes. Candidates will ideally have prior experience working in Language Centres or equivalent units in a Higher Education Institution (or equivalent). Experience working in English speaking institutions is preferable.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

The successful candidate will be offered a five-year contract that may be extended by mutual agreement. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We offer international highly competitive salary package, and you will have a range of benefits and entitlements, including accommodation allowance, insurances, schooling support, home flight, relocation & repatriation support, and paid annual leave. You will be offered a wider range of Chinese talent schemes application opportunities based on the eligibility of application.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the application link here ( by April 7 2023, with the following:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Celia Lam, Associate Professor in media and cultural studies; Interim Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, email:

Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000 – 8024.

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