Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China


3rd March 2019

The President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, Professor Shearer West, invites applications for the position of Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). This role is an exciting, challenging and rewarding leadership position in global higher education.

As our Provost, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC), you will report to the UNNC Board, and play a crucial role in carrying on our unique heritage whilst ensuring our future success in one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive higher education landscapes. You will also be a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, reporting directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor. As the successful candidate, you will be able to further develop our existing strengths in research and education whilst identify new opportunities emerging from the expansion of China’s higher education sector and thriving industries.

You will have the ability to bring a contemporary style of leadership, vision, empowerment and determination with a deep commitment to advancing opportunity, equality, integrity and impact. You will be in charge of an excellent and cohesive senior team, who together will shape the future direction of UNNC, while embodying the values and culture of the University of Nottingham as a whole.

As our next Provost, you will be accountable for the delivery of excellent student outcomes, an outstanding education and fulfilling student life along with research of global significance, together with the efficient and effective operation of our institution. You will deliver this against the backdrop of greater global competition and changes in technology, which will undoubtedly shape the direction of the UNNC in the years to come.

We became the first foreign university anywhere in the world to establish an independent campus in China in 2004. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is located in the historic and prosperous city of Ningbo on China’s eastern seaboard, close to Shanghai.

Fifteen years since our inception, we are an institution that continues to accelerate. Our reputation within China as a destination for some of the nation’s brightest students continues to grow along with our reputation as a hub and conduit for the University of Nottingham world-class research and knowledge exchange. This has unlocked unprecedented investment from local government and business in the development of Nottingham’s solutions to the challenges that face China and Ningbo.

Today, UNNC is embedded, established and highly engaged in its host community, city and nation, with a thriving global alumni family who act as ambassadors and advocates for both the University, and Ningbo, as they develop their careers in China and across the globe. This is fundamental to what we believe makes the University of Nottingham committed to delivering public value through its activities across the world.

We want you to shape our vision for the future of UNNC’s next fifteen years. You will have the ability to drive the next phase of UNNC’s prosperity and operations, with credibility to act as a representative, not just of the University of Nottingham, but also of Sino-British relations and the positive impact provided by higher education.

For further details and to apply please visit here

For this appointment process we have partnered with the executive search firm Perrett Laver, who will guide and support you through the process. When contacting Perrett Laver please quote reference 3948.

This post is offered on a fixed-term basis for 5 years.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 3rd March 2019.

Interviews will be held in the UK at our Nottingham Campus, the date is to be confirmed.