The School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) invites applications for our Visiting Scholars program.
There are two Visiting Scholar positions, for which UNNC covers transportation, accommodation, and a research stipend.
The Visiting Scholar residency is 2-3 months in duration (exact date range chosen by the Scholar), and can be held during Semester 1 (October – December 2023), or Semester 2 (March – June 2024).
Visiting Scholars who are currently employed by another institution will need a consent letter from their current employer if they will be based at UNNC for more than a week or will visit multiple times.
The aim of this award is to foster research collaboration with members of staff in the School of International Communications (IC). During the residency, the scholar will undertake their research and collaborate with one or more members of IC staff on a research project (proposed by the Visiting Scholar) that will result in a publication and/or a grant application.
Visiting scholars will also deliver one lecture for our School’s UG and PG students and will give one presentation to the wider University on their research as part of our Invited Speakers program. There are no further teaching or administrative responsibilities.
The award is competitive, and will be based on the proposed research proposal and the applicant’s CV. Applicants should have already been awarded their PhD degrees and have expertise relevant to IC, which includes but is not limited to media and communication studies, journalism, cultural studies, film and television studies, game studies, and digital media.
To apply, first contact a member of staff to discuss your research proposal. Then, please send the following in an email addressed to IC Research at: ICResearch@Nottingham.edu.cn
1. Covering letter – please state the semester (1 or 2), the proposed length of residency (maximum 3 months), and suggested dates;
2. Research proposal detailing your proposed research project, intended output(s), and the member(s) of staff that you have contacted [maximum of 500 words];
3. A statement of support from the IC member(s) of staff;
5. Email addresses of two referees.
The call closes on Sunday, April 28th 2023 at midnight (Beijing Standard Time). The Visiting Scholar committee will aim to make their decisions by May 15th 2023.
For further information about the research interests of members of staff, please consult the staff webpages or contact members directly. You can find the full list of School staff and their research areas here: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/humanities-and-social-sciences/schools-and-department/international-communications/people/listing.aspx
The Visiting Scholar website can be found here: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/humanities-and-social-sciences/schools-and-department/international-communications/research/visiting-scholars.aspx
For further questions about the program, please contact Dr Teodor Mitew at Teodor.Mitew@nottingham.edu.cn
About the University
The 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 8,000 in just 15 years.
The School of International Communications is the largest school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is affiliated to the Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies at the Nottingham campus. More information about the School of International Communications and its members can be found here: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/humanities-and-social-sciences/schools-and-department/international-communications/home.aspx
Dr Teodor Mitew
Associate Professor in Digital Media & Communication
Director of Research, School of International Communications
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo 315100, China