English for Academic Purposes tutor

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Aug 2022

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Tutor in English for Academic Purposes within our English for International Students unit, to support staff in the delivery of English Language teaching programmes as part of the Dundee International Institute (DII), based in Changsha, China. The successful postholder will spend a minimum of two semesters working in China and be based in Dundee for the remainder of the year.

Working as part of a team teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate international students from a variety of backgrounds embarking on degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines, the post holder will teach general language points in addition to specifically academic applications of the language. Staff may be required to provide pastoral support to students requiring it, uphold the university’s policy on data security and undertake other additional duties from time to time as necessary. Please see Job Description attached for further details.

Candidates should apply if they are interested in joining a dynamic and fast-paced team working to deliver an outstanding student experience.

Please note that the successful applicants will be working in China for a minimum of two semesters. However, there is flexibility with regard to time spent in Dundee. Successful candidates may choose to spend the full year in China at the DII.

Successful candidates will be required to adhere to Chinese work visa requirements as part of the role.

Your priorities will include:

  • To work as part of a team teaching undergraduate and postgraduate international students from a variety of backgrounds embarking on degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines.
  • To follow a discourse-based approach in helping students develop academic language and skills through the understanding and creation of written and spoken texts.
  • To prepare lessons, maintain teaching records, assess students’ work, invigilate exams, provide feedback to students, and participate in cultural and educational events, induction events and in assessment and team meetings.
  • To actively participate in CPD activities throughout the year to maintain and develop awareness of advances in the field of EAP.
  • To provide pastoral support to students.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Postgraduate Degree with relevant professional qualifications e.g. DELTA or equivalent
  • Recent experience in an English for Academic Purposes teaching role, in a higher educational institution, with evidence of meeting and exceeding objectives and targets.
  • Experience of team teaching to specific objectives.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, utilising high levels of cultural sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Willingness to travel to deliver UoD programmes at partner institutions.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others.

For further information about this position please contact Peter Bannister, Head of English (DII/CSU), PBannister001@dundee.ac.uk . To find out more about the team please visit https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/english-international-students/

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena swan, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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