Course Tutor in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Updated: about 2 months ago

Ningbo - China
¥380,522 to ¥407,622
£42,928.21 to £45,985.47 converted salary* per annum
Closing Date:
Tuesday, 28 September 2021

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 8,000 in just 17 years. We are looking for qualified and committed Course Tutors in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to join the Centre for English Language Education.

Centre for English Language Education (CELE)

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 112 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting students on UNNC Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessionals, summer schools and In-sessional language and academic skills support programmes. 

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

  • EAP/ESP teaching including online teaching and support through Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
  • EAP/ESP syllabus and curriculum design
  • EAP/ESP assessment
  • Teacher training (experience in the delivery of internationally recognized qualifications such as CELTA, DELTA and their equivalents preferred)

Successful applicants must have a Masters degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (or similar postgraduate equivalent teaching qualification) with English as first language (or equivalent competence). University foundation level preparation and teaching experience, where the medium of study is English, is an advantage. They will primarily join the team responsible for delivering a portfolio of intensive EAP classes and continuing support to students both in the classroom and through online teaching. However, dependent on individual tutors’ aptitude and experience, there is also scope for involvement in specific projects around teacher training, and the design and delivery of bespoke training packages in various aspects of ESP.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 380,522 – RMB 407,622 per annum (pro rata for fractional post), depending on skills and experience, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, first arrival allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The posts will initially be offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 3 years starting February 2022 (later starts for exceptional candidates may be negotiated). This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement. All posts will be based in Ningbo and contracts will be with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

All applicants are required to formally apply online for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Deputy Head of CELE, Ms Holly Nelson, email: . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. 

Interviews will take place in Ningbo or by Teams and likely interview dates will be late October 2021, but are subject to change.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: here .

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, Tel: +86 0574 8818 0000 (Ext. 8966). Email:

Please quote ref.  181888                             Closing date: 28 Sept 2021

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