Head of School of International Studies (Associate Professor/Professor)

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Jun 30, 2020
Jul 30, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference 181268 Closing Date Sunday, 2nd August 2020 Department Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China Salary Competitive Salary
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. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 15 years.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, a pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, is rapidly expanding. It is looking for ambitious, talented academics with a passion for teaching as well as research flair to join its team. UNNC is part of the University of Nottingham's Global University, and offers unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.

The University is seeking a Head of School to lead one of the founding schools, the School of International Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to provide strong, inspiring and outstanding leadership to take the School to the next stage of strategic development. S/he will be responsible for strategic and financial planning, teaching and learning within the School, workload planning and the School's research culture. The Head will also be expected to manage staff in a cooperative and collegiate manner and will be responsible for reviewing the performance of colleagues.

Candidates should demonstrate proven leadership in managing a team of academics or a group of researchers. S/he should have a substantial record of achievement in leading and managing academic activity, and should have a strong academic record and a recognised research or professional profile in one or more of the disciplines represented within the School. An outstanding track record in education is essential and the candidates will be committed to building a first-class student experience and community, putting academic standards and rigor centre-stage. A strong and capable leader, the candidate will also deliver a clear and compelling vision for the School consistent with the University's drive for excellence.

The position holder will be offered a fixed term contract initially of up to 3 years with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China with effect from September 2020 or thereafter as soon as possible. This contract can be extended on an indefinite basis depending satisfactory performance. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience and qualification, including accommodation, insurances, and schooling support, home flight, relocation & repatriation support, paid annual leave.

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Gary Rawnsley, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, email: Gary.Rawnsley@nottingham.edu.cn . Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

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If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext. 9454). Email: Job@nottingham.edu.cn .

Please quote ref: 181268 Closing date: 2 August 2020

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