Vacant Position: Chair in Contemporary China

University of Nottingham – School of Contemporary Chinese Studies
Deadline: 15th Feb 2012

Salary is internationally competitive and negotiable, starting from £55,758 per annum.
Excellent applications will be considered from any suitably qualified candidates for the above post based in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, but would be particularly welcomed from specialists in financial economics or a related subject area with a focus on Contemporary China. The teaching element of this post will support the expansion of the School’s successful undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

The School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS) was established in January 2007, bringing together the former Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies with the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham. The new School has made tremendous progress in student recruitment, research and the creation of new degree programmes.

As well as joint-honours programmes with a number of Schools within the University, the School has a suite of single-honours undergraduate degree courses which can be taken as Bachelors or Integrated Masters degrees (Contemporary Chinese Studies, Business and Economy of Contemporary China, and Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies), and three established Masters programmes (Management in Contemporary China and Emerging Markets, Contemporary Chinese Studies, and Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting).

The University of Nottingham’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre offers at least 2 studentships per year in the Area Studies Pathway for which the School’s candidates are particularly well placed to apply. SCCS’s successful PhD training programme at present has more than  20 students researching different aspects of contemporary China. In the 2008 RAE, SCCS was ranked number four in terms of research power in Asian Studies in the UK, with over 70% of its publications rated as either of national or international excellence. As it was the first time the School had entered the RAE as a unit, it was an outstanding performance.
The total number of staff in the School has grown from 13 in 2006 to 36 by the end of calendar 2011, and the School has also won a number of large external research grants, totalling more than £4.5 million.

The new Chair will be expected to significantly strengthen the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies and candidates must have a relevant PhD, or equivalent, and a strong record of publications in high quality research monographs and articles in top ranked journals. A record of contributing to the development of successful research grant proposals and teaching experience in relevant subjects at Higher Education level is also essential.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor S Yao, tel: 0115 846 6179 or email:  Further information is also available from Jenny Hall, PA to Head of School and School Administrator, tel: 0115 846 67769 or email: See also  Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access:  If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 0115 951 5206.  Please quote ref. JK/05073X1.
Closing date: 15 February 2012.

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