Architect Job: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Architecture and Built Environment

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Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

The Department of Architecture and Built Environment is now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/ Professors in Building Services and Engineering, Building Physics, Building Science, or Architectural Environment Engineering. 

About the School/Department  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to get engaged with teaching and research in a dynamic working environment. Focused on sustainability and innovation, the Department provides a unique opportunity for excellent scholars to play a vital role in delivering our Architectural Environment Engineering (AEE) programme. The Department also offers an undergraduate degree in Architecture, a Postgraduate degree in Urbanism, and Ph.D. programmes. We provide an international platform to nurture critical thinkers and deliver world-class research that fosters collaboration internally and externally. We continuously work with major stakeholders in the industry and various organisations. The Departments engineering programme capitalizes on the growing demand in major areas such as green technologies, green innovation, smart and healthy buildings, building science, big data analytics, digital design, and carbon neutrality. With Chinas growing economy, we are leading by example toward low carbon and sustainable development. 

About You 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and deliver lectures and seminars in the topics within Architectural Environment Engineering, Building Services, Building Physics, Building Engineering, and Building Science. We are looking for someone who has had substantial teaching and research experiences in higher education, specializing in at least one of the following areas: 

  • Architectural Environment Engineering,
  • Building Services,
  • Building Physics,
  • Building Engineering,
  • Building Science

We seek to appoint seasoned, proactive leaders who are self-driven and results-oriented, adaptable and creative, with internationally recognized intellectual contributions in the area of your respective research centre. You will be at Assistant/Associate professor or equivalent level specializing in an area that is related to your respective research area, ideally with more than three years of experience in an academic role and have experience working in an English-speaking institute. Recognised training in relevant standards and teaching experience, particularly in key technologies related to your respective research and teaching is required; Experience of building or leading a research group/center would be desirable; Industry experience would be preferred. 

If appointed at the Professor or equivalent level, you are expected to contribute to the Departments 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 fixed-term contract for up to 5 years, which 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 by clicking the ‘Apply’ button. 

Applications should include but are not limited to the following: 

  • a cover letter (please indicate clearly the position and level for which you are applying)
  • 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 Prof. Ali Cheshmehzangi, Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at email:

If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000 8404. 

Review of Applications 

The academic recruitment campaign will initially run for 2 months from mid-March 2023 to mid-May 2023.Review of applications is ongoing and shortlisted applicants will be invited for recruitment interviews.

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