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Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location:  Ningbo
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Closing Date:  Friday 16 December 2022
Reference:  SR202204

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, China

Location: Ningbo, China

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was established in 2004 and was the first Sino-foreign University to open its doors in China with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University, with co-operation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Currently the University has more than 8000 students and 900 staff members from 70 countries and regions worldwide, and the number is still growing. 

The University offers excellent opportunities for its dedicated staff, as it works towards a shared vision and goals. Continual investment in a world-class estate delivers award-winning campuses, buildings and facilities which are unrivalled in providing inspiring places and spaces for staff and students to work, research, teach and study. UNNC scholars have consistently demonstrated their high academic standards and commitments to world-class research. UNNC is proud to acknowledge the recent achievements of 11 members of staff who were selected in the career-long database and 15 members of staff in the single year data base according to the 2022 version of “world’s Top 2% Scientists” released by Stanford University. 

The Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will play a key role on the Management Board of UNNC. Working closely with the Provost, the post holder will contribute to and share ownership of key decisions, jointly leading the development and implementation of UNNC strategy and policy. This is a high-profile leadership role within the University and its global communities, and will involve proactively engaging with stakeholder, partner, industry and alumni groups. Working in collaboration with the Deans of Social Science at Nottingham UK and Nottingham Malaysia, the post holder will bring ambition and vision to the future development of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Ningbo, leveraging its significant opportunities for growth and ensuring that UNNC students and staff are supported, motivated and empowered to reach their full potential. 

UNNC is seeking a dynamic, energetic, forward-thinking individual to drive success, lead innovation, empower staff and students and promote truly international collaborations. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong analytical skills; the ability to translate a strategic vision into an effective operational model; and the communication skills to convey that vision while inspiring and motivating colleagues. With significant academic achievement in teaching and research in an area related to humanities and social sciences, they will bring senior experience of the successful delivery of operational plans and of achieving financial targets in an academic or relevant environment.

UNNC is committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential. You will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including accommodation allowance, insurances, schooling support, home flights, relocation and repatriation support and paid annual leave.

How to Apply: 

Informal enquiries and applications may be addressed to Holly Lithgow at WittKieffer via email to hlithgow@wittkieffer.com.

Applications should include:

  • a full and up-to-date CV
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 December 2022.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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