Professor of Creative Industries and Digital Media at UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM NINGBO CHINA

Join a unique UK university in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Chinese-foreign university to open in China. This award-winning campus offering a British-style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 18 years.

A pioneer of Sino-foreign higher education, UNNC is rapidly growing as part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University. The institution seeks ambitious and talented scholars with a flair for research and a passion for teaching to join its team of experts, providing unique teaching and research opportunities in a very dynamic economy.

The School of International Communications is the largest school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and is affiliated with the Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies at the Nottingham campus in the UK. Our BA (Hons) in International Communications is a provincially accredited degree that includes a dedicated program of study in a European or East Asian language. Its sister program, BA (Hons) in International Communications with Chinese, has been successful in attracting high quality international students to the school. We currently run a masters program in international communications and also have one of the most successful doctoral programs at the university.

The post holder will be expected to teach across our programs, undertake the supervision of undergraduate and masters thesis students and PGR students, and conduct research and external engagement in the main research areas of the ‘school. More details about the school and its teaching and research activities can be found here:

Applicants should hold a PhD supported by extensive, high-level research and teaching experience in communication studies related to the creative industries and digital media, which could include:

  • Media technologies
  • film studies
  • Digital heritage
  • Digital Humanities
  • Media Convergence
  • News Media and Journalism Studies
  • Cultural studies
  • game studies
  • Celebrity studies

Applicants will need to have in-depth knowledge of the creative and cultural industries to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding in the relevant field. In addition, candidates should have extensive experience in leading the design of research techniques and methods and the ability to act as a role model in research and teaching.

The minimum salary will be 745,451 RMB per year and negotiable depending on background and experience. In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, international private medical insurance and educational support will be provided for international appointments.

The position will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of 5 years starting in Spring 2023/as soon as possible. This contract may be extended for an indefinite period by mutual agreement.

All applicants are required to formally apply online through the online system at:

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Filippo Gilardi, Director of the School of International Communications, email: [email protected] Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.

The interview will be arranged in Ningbo or on the teams for foreign applicants.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team, Email: [email protected]

Please quote ref: 182603

Closing Date: September 18, 2022

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