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Teaching Fellow in International Studies Reference

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Ningbo, China
RMB 345,676 to RMB 471,120 per annum

The School of International Studies is now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Teaching Fellow in the fields of International Studies.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • To plan and manage own teaching and provide advice as a member of the IS teaching team within the IS UG / PG programme of study, in a variety of settings including small group tutorials as well as lectures.

  • Identify the learning needs of students and ensure that the content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet the defined learning objectives of various courses.

  • To develop a national reputation in teaching through contributions to scholarly debate and discussion in the field of international relations and / or sociology including a contribution to writing up research findings for publication in leading journals and dissemination at national/international conferences etc.

  • To identify and investigate issues which relate to teaching and learning which may arise in the area of international relations both individually and/or collaboratively.

  • To contribute to the effective management and administration of the School/ Department/work unit by performing duties allocated by the Head of academic unit. This may include responsibility for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, time-tabling, examinations, and assessment of progress and student attendance.

About You

  • PhD or close to completion in relevant subject area or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience.

  • Previous teaching experience of small groups at undergraduate level in an international English speaking institution.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex information.

  • High analytical ability to facilitate conceptual thinking, innovation and creativity 

  • Ability to creatively apply relevant approaches to teaching and learning support.

  • Ability to assess and organise resource requirements and deploy effectively.

  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, both internally and externally.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Ability to work to deadlines and to prioritise tasks.

About Us

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. 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.

A marriage of the University of Nottingham United Kingdom s School of History and School of Politics and International Relations, we have a decidedly British approach to international relations, paired with strengths in international and transnational history. With 15 academic staff members from thirteen different countries, the School of International Studies is the most international School at UNNC and possibly all of China.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

Successful candidate will be offered a one-year contract. Salary will be within the range of RMB 345,676 to RMB 471,120 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance). 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, such as accommodation allowance, insurances, 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 should submit an application via our on-line application system before 24 May 2024 at:

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


Informal enquiries regarding these vacancies may be addressed to Dr David Kiwuwa, Head of School of International Studies of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at email: If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 88180000(ext.8854), Email:  

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, colour, 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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