Discover your career in a University without borders

UNNC is pleased to invite exceptional scholars to contribute to our thriving, future-oriented research and teaching agenda as well as to promote UNNC as the leading Sino-foreign University in the region and beyond.

We are recruiting outstanding academics in the following key areas across different faculties / institute with the potential for scientific and scholarly breakthroughs to join UNNC as assistants, associates, or full professors. 

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Welcome to University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and thank you for your interest in becoming one of our academic staff.

As an institution founded on the principle that excellent research and teaching are inextricably linked, we continue to focus investment on both our teaching, to ensure our graduates continue to be among the most sought-after by major employers, and our research excellence. By doing all this, we will ensure that UNNC continues to be a strong and successful university long into the future – navigating the challenges ahead and transforming lives in China, the UK and beyond.

Academic staff play a key role in the realisation of the university’s ambitious aims. Together we will grow and succeed in our mission to educate students, create knowledge, and give back to the global community, embodying our values of inclusivity, ambition, openness, fairness and respect along the way. We warmly welcome you to join our University without borders, and embrace with us the opportunity to change the world better!

Professor Nick Miles OBE IMMM
Provost, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is a university without borders, where students and staff alike are empowered and supported in the dynamic and global city of Ningbo. As the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China in 2004, UNNC is an international higher education pioneer and a fast-growing hub for excellence in teaching and learning, research, innovation and knowledge exchange.

Our diverse and multi-cultural community is home to more than 9,000 students and 900 members of staff, recruited globally from approximately 70 countries and regions around the world, creating an innovative and collaborative environment. Campus life is vibrant and we are proud of our creative, open and inclusive culture.

As a world-class university with strong global connections, UNNC offers a generous and supportive work environment as well as an internationally competitive remuneration and benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career in highly diverse setting.

We are a university that embraces the opportunities presented by a changing world, and where ambitious people and a creative culture enables us to change the world for the better.

The university values and champions our staff. We provide internationally competitive compensation and sound benefits. For individuals and families relocating, your journey will be fully supported every step of the way by our experienced team. The university offers training programs and development opportunities both at home and abroad. Our future-oriented mindset means that we emphasise career development and life-long learning.

Compensation and Benefits


Professional Development

Campus Life


Derek's Day at UNNC


Modern, green and convenient, the UNNC campus offers comfortable accommodation and homes for individuals, couples and families. There are a multitude of shops, restaurants and canteens, as well as sports clubs and facilities for all, green parks and a well-stocked library. 

Active staff groups for wellbeing, sports, freecycling and more offer plenty of opportunities to meet people and get involved in campus life. Should you decide to live off-campus, there are a range of options in a variety of different neighbourhoods, which our team can support you with.

Explore our campus from every angle with a 360 degree virtual tour below.

Ningbo is a dynamic, modern city steeped in thousands of years of history. 8 million people live in this port city at the mouth of the Yangtze, and the Ningbonese people are known for their entrepreneurialism and innovation, as well as their famed Jiang’nan cuisine.

Surrounded by mountains and nature, Ningbo has plenty to see and do and enjoys warm summers and mild winters. Many staff members value being able to readily access both a vibrant city and the countryside so easily. Whilst Dongqian lake – which offers hiking and biking trails as well as water sports – is close to campus, there are plenty of shopping centres and city activities to explore, too. Ningbo has always been home to people from all over the world, and as a result the city has many international restaurants, supermarkets and shops.


Welcome to Ningbo


Ningbo has fantastic transport links all over China, including high speed train stations and an international airport. The city is within hours of other major cities such as Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou as well as countryside getaways and tourist spots such as the Zhoushan island chain.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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.