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Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China


Salary will be within the range of 439794 RMB to 579126 RMB per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Closing Date
Sunday 11 August 2024


University of Nottingham Ningbo China is seeking to recruit an Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics in School of Education and English


Your Responsibility


Your key responsibilities include:

  • To deliver teaching across a range of modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, preferably modules of corpus linguistics, language acquisition and research methods in Applied Linguistics,
  • To provide curriculum leadership within own area of expertise.
  • Be responsible for the design of course modules and/or programmes of study in specialist area and for their quality. Where appropriate identify the need for developing the content or structure of existing modules and make proposals on how this should be achieved.
  • To supervise and examine Post Graduate, Masters and PhD students.
  • To take the lead on, plan, develop and conduct individual and/or collaborative research objectives, projects and proposals either as an individual or as part of a broader programme.
  • To establish a national reputation and regularly disseminate and explain research findings through leading peer-reviewed national publications (on a sustained basis), conferences and other appropriate media.


About You

  • Must have a PhD in Applied Linguistics or related.
  • Experienced in teaching and tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Sustained good track record of publication of international quality in peer reviewed journals
  • Securing internal and external research fund
  • Experience of previous administrative roles and team leadership skills


About Us

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 9,000 in just 20 years.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Education and English at UNNC where schools in UK and Malaysia are brought together, providing the opportunities, the expertise and the skills for our academics to work together on programmes and projects involving Applied Linguistics, International Higher Education, Translation and Interpreting, Cognitive Neuroscience, Literature and Drama, and many other fields. The School of Education and English provides various opportunities for research activities, which is further enhanced by the state-or-art laboratories and academics who are highly influential in their respective fields.  The diverse and inclusive environment enable pioneering research in areas of Psycholinguistics, Intercultural Communication, Multilingualism, Educational Leadership, Language Education (TESOL), Translation and Interpreting, and International Higher Education. Our top-tier, innovative, rigorous and cross-disciplinary research contributes new knowledge and ideas that lead to real change in the world.  

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support
This is a permanent post that you will be offered a fixed term contract initially of 5 years with a probation of 6 months with University of Nottingham Ningbo China with effect from September 2024 or as soon as thereafter. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential.


How to Apply

Applicants should submit an application via our on-line application system before 23:59 Beijing Time, 11 August 2024 at

Only on-line applications made at ( be accepted. Referees will be contacted prior to interview and interviews will take place in Ningbo China.


Informal enquires may be addressed to Ping Du, Undergraduate Programme Lead of Applied Linguistics, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.  Applications must be submitted on-line. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 88181454.  


Equality and Diversity

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our intention to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age*, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

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