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Call for Visiting Scholars

12.05.2022 19:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)

The School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) invites applications for our Visiting Scholars programme. There are two Visiting Scholar positions:

1. The first is an in-person Visiting Scholar, and the position includes transportation, accommodation, and a research stipend. (Please note that, due to present Covid-19 travel restrictions, we will only accept applications from domestic or international candidates who are currently residing in China and do not need a visa for this position).

2. The second is a virtual Visiting Scholar, who will not travel to China, and the position includes a research stipend.

For both positions, the Visiting Scholar residency is 2-3 months in duration (exact date range chosen by the Scholar), and can be held during Semester 1 (Oct. 1, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023), or Semester 2 (March 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023). People 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. 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. They 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 programme. 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 media and communication studies, cultural studies, film and television studies, game studies, etc. (see:

Application Instructions

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:

  • Covering letter - please state the semester (1 or 2), the proposed length of residency (maximum 3 months), and suggested dates
  • Research proposal detailing your proposed research project, intended output(s), and the member(s) of staff that you have contacted [maximum of 500 words]
  • A statement of support from the IC member(s) of staff
  • CV
  • Email addresses of two referees

The call closes on Monday, June 13th 2022 at noon (Beijing Standard Time). The Visiting Scholar committee will aim to make their decisions by July 4th 2022.

The website can be found here:

For further questions about the programme, please contact Corey Schultz at For further information about the research interests of members of staff, please consult the staff webpages or contact members directly.

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:



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