Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor in Mechanical Engineering

January 1, 2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering is now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors / Associate Professors / Professors in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing as well as Industrial Design.

About the Department

This is an exciting opportunity to join Department of Mechanical, materials and manufacturing engineering at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, an dynamic and fast growing department, to contribute your talent for the department further development. The department offers BEng (Hons) Product Design and Manufacture (2+2, 4+0) and BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (2+2, 4+0) programmes which cover mechanics, dynamics, kinetics, thermodynamics, energy, fluids, materials, manufacture, ergonomics and design.

The Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering has strong links with the corresponding departments in the UK and Malaysia campuses of the University of Nottingham. Its exceptionally close involvement with Chinese and international institutions and industries ensures a high quality teaching and research in the relevant professional fields.

About You

We seek to appoint seasoned, proactive and mature leaders who are self-driven and results-oriented, adaptable and creative, with internationally recognized intellectual contributions in one of the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing as well as Industrial Design. You will be at Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/ Professor or equivalent level specializing in an area that is related to your respective research expertise, with more than 10 years of experience in a senior academic leadership role and have experience working with boards. Recognised training in relevant standards and teaching experience, particularly in key technologies related to one of the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing as well as Industrial Design is required; Experience of building or leading a research centre would be desirable; Industry experience would be preferred.

You will lead school development with proven skills in strategic project planning and development in a complex organization, as well as experience in leading organisational change. Strong analytical skills and experience in setting and implementing a strategic vision are required. Strong verbal and written communication skills will be crucial in managing internal and external stakeholders. You should possess strong management skills and the ability to motivate team members. You should have an extensive international network to attract talents and secure resources.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

Successful candidate will be offered a five-year contract that may be extended by mutual agreement. 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, including accommodation allowance, insurances, schooling support, 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 are invited to submit their applications via the application link here before 16 March 2022 which should include the following:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV
  • a publication list
  • A statement of teaching philosophy giving evidence of teaching excellence
  • A research statement indicating your planned research activities as part of our department

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Xiaogang Yang, Head of Department at email: If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000–8840.

Review of Applications

The academic recruitment campaign will initially run for 2 months from 17 January 2022 to 16 March 2022.  Review of applications is ongoing and shortlisted applicants will be invited for recruitment interviews.