The University of Nottingham Ningbo China by alicejenny


									       The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
           Nottingham University Business School China
           Appointment of Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Methods

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Internationalisation is a key element of the University of Nottingham’s strategy. The
University of Nottingham was the first foreign world-ranked university to gain approval from
the Chinese Ministry of Education under the new Sino-Foreign Education Co-operative Law
to establish and run a campus within mainland China. It also has a campus in Malaysia. The
mission of the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (UNNC) is to match Nottingham UK’s
strengths in teaching and research to China’s educational priorities and needs.

UNNC has been admitting students since 2004 and has already seen two generations of
undergraduates and three generations of postgraduates obtain their degrees. The University
offers degree programmes in International Business and Management, International
Studies, International Communications, English Studies, Computer Science, the Built
Environment and Engineering. From September 2010 it will offer new undergraduate
programmes in Economics and in Architecture.

UNNC has expanded rapidly and is now home to a thriving community of international staff
and students as well as those drawn from China. Currently, there are 4,360 students on
campus, including more than 400 postgraduates, and the number of students will rise to
over 5,000 by September 2010. We recruit undergraduate Chinese students only from the
top division of the Chinese university entrance exam.

All degrees are delivered to the same specification as Nottingham UK degrees, and all
module assessment is standardised across the University of Nottingham’s campuses in the
UK, Malaysia and China. Degrees awarded are degrees of the University of Nottingham,
without distinction between the different campuses.

The UNNC campus provides an attractive living and working environment, and is located
close to the centre of Ningbo, which has a population of over 6 million people and lies across
the estuary from Shanghai. The campus has first-class teaching facilities, enthusiastic
students, excellent research opportunities and research links with strongly performing
schools at the University of Nottingham UK and at top Chinese universities. The campus has
attracted major sponsorship to establish new research centres, including in the fields of
Global Finance and Sustainable Development.

In 2006 the University of Nottingham’s innovative internationalisation policies were
recognised by a number of prestigious awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in
International Trade; Outward Investor of the Year by the country's foremost China-Britain
trade association; and in the USA it collected an International Business Award (2006) for
“Best New Product or Service” for its China campus. The University was named “University
of the Year” 2006 by the influential Times Higher Education (THE), the premier higher
education journal in the UK.

Nottingham University Business School China

The Nottingham University Business School China is part of the Nottingham University
Business School, which is a leading centre for management and business education in one
of the most prominent and popular universities in the United Kingdom.
Nottingham University Business School China is committed to sustaining its position as a
top-ranked international business school, excellent in both research and teaching. A
principle which informs each of these areas is the importance of demonstrating both
academic excellence and engagement with the business and policymaking communities at
local, national and international levels. In addition to establishing undergraduate and
postgraduate degrees, Nottingham University Business School China has introduced a PhD
programme from September 2009 and its MBA programmes will be launched in Ningbo and
Shanghai in September 2010. Two important and externally funded research centres have
been set up in the area of finance: one in Global Finance and the other in International
Finance - in collaboration with the Institute of Banking and Finance of the China Academy of
Sciences. The International Centre for Behavioural Business Research is centred in Ningbo
and brings together researchers from the three campuses.

Nottingham University Business School China has a growing number of well qualified and
research active staff, teaching and researching across a wide range of programmes. The
School is set to become the largest business school in China run along western lines.

Further details

For further details see the websites of:

The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China:
Nottingham University Business School China
The University of Nottingham:
Nottingham University Business School

Informal enquiries regarding this vacancy may be addressed to:

Professor C O’Brien, Director of Nottingham University Business School China
Tel: + 86(0)574 8818 0071

Please quote ref. UNNC/87
Please be advised that your references will be contacted prior to interview.
The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
               Nottingham University Business School China

Job Title:           Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Methods

Contract Status:     The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the
                     University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of up to 7 years
                     with effect from 1 September 2010. This contract may be extended on
                     an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and

Hours of Work:       Full-time.

Salary:              RMB 194,772 – RMB 246,732 per annum
                     (Salary equivalent to £18,549 - £23,498 per annum, based on the prevailing
                     exchange rate of 10.5 RMB to GBP).
                     In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance,
                     travel allowance and insurance will be provided.

Location:            University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

Responsible to:      The Director of the Business School at the University of Nottingham
                     Ningbo China.

Job Outline:         The successful candidate will be expected to contribute lectures and
                     seminars in quantitative methods across all years of the
                     undergraduate and postgraduate programmes: and to contribute to
                     the supervision of undergraduate and master’s dissertations.

Main duties and responsibilities:

    To prepare and deliver lectures, seminars/tutorials at undergraduate and/or
      postgraduate levels.
    To participate in the assessments for initial and higher degrees and diplomas of
    To contribute to course and curriculum development and design, including course
      management (where appropriate).
    To support and comply with UNNC teaching quality assurance standards and

    It is expected that the successful candidate will engage in research in order to keep
     up to date with developments in the subject area.

   To undertake administrative work as required and generally to assist with the
     efficient and effective completion of the work of the Business School and of UNNC.
     This may include membership of relevant committees and working groups.
      To liaise, as appropriate, with academic and administrative colleagues in Nottingham,
       UK, and the University of Nottingham, Malaysia.
      To act as a personal tutor for both undergraduate and postgraduates.
      To take part in and contribute to staff development activities consistent with
       continuous professional development.
      To ensure compliance with health and safety requirements in all aspects of work.
      Any other duties appropriate to the post.

This job description may be subject to revision following discussion with the person
appointed and forms part of the contract of employment.

Person Specification:

                      Essential                              Desirable
 Qualifications/      Postgraduate degree in a relevant      Postgraduate qualification in
 Education            discipline.                            Learning and Teaching in Higher
                                                             Education or equivalent.
                                                             Membership of relevant
                                                             professional bodies.
                                                             PhD in a relevant discipline.

 Skills/Training      Excellent communication and            Evidence of previous
                      presentation skills in English.        administrative role/skills.

 Experience           Experience of teaching/tutorial        Participation in academic networks.
                      work in relevant subjects at degree    Relevant industrial experience.
                      level in an international English-
                      speaking institution.                  Experience of pastoral support

 Personal             A strong team player who works
 Attributes           collaboratively in a
                      multidisciplinary environment.
                      Ability to complete administrative
                      duties effectively to required
                      Empathy with students from many
                      different cultures and a strong
                      desire to work in a multi-cultural
Please quote ref. UNNC/87                                  Closing date: 6 April 2010
Interview date: May/June 2010

To top