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Senior Course Tutor in English for Academic Purposes (Fixed-term post)

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location:  Ningbo
Salary:  Salary will be within the range RMB 440,370 – RMB 525,825 per annum, depending on skills and qualifications, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 January 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  170305

Join a unique British University in China. 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 over 7,000 in just 13 years. 

Since the development of the Nottingham-Ningbo campus in 2004, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) has aimed to promote high quality EAP teaching in its structure and support of academic programmes delivered in China.With over 100 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting over 6000 students on its Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessional and Academic Literacy Development Centre programmes.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified English for Academic Purposes teaching professionals able to offer experience and expertise in one or more of the following key fields:

  • EAP/ESP syllabus, curriculum and materials design

  • Management of EAP programmes at foundation, pre-sessional and/or in-sessional levels

  • Teacher training (experience in the delivery of internationally recognised qualifications such as CELTA, DELTA and their equivalents preferred)

  • EAP/ESP assessment

Reporting to the Head of CELE, Senior Course Tutors in English for Academic Purposes typically have module convener responsibility for one or more taught modules, and as such, are very actively involved in issues around EAP curriculum design, delivery and assessment. Senior Tutors may also have leadership roles in pre-sessional, in-sessional and knowledge exchange provision. They would ideally have a proven track record of effective project management in one or more of these areas. The successful candidates will also directly line manage teams of approximately 10 individual academic staff and are responsible for carrying out classroom observations of teaching, as well as conducting annual staff performance reviews.Delivery of teaching on credit-bearing and/or EAP/ESP courses will also be required.

Candidates should be MA in ELT/Applied Linguistics qualified (or equivalent) and should have extensive full-time EAP teaching experience.

Salary will be within the range RMB 440,370 – RMB 525,825 per annum, depending on skills and qualifications, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. An attractive package, including accommodation allowance, flights and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from summer 2018, although later start dates would be negotiable, initially to be offered on fixed-term contracts with University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of up to three years. The contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mr Robert Smith email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address 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: 86 574 8818 0000, Ext.8106. 

Please quote ref. 170305 Closing date: 31 January 2018

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China and your referees will be contacted prior to interview

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.