Preliminary Year Tutor in Art and Design

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Aug 2022

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is seeking to recruit a Preliminary Year Tutor in Art and Design

Your Responsibility

The primary purpose of the role will be to undertake teaching and provide advice as a member of a teaching team within an established programme of study. The post holder will also help to develop new course proposals and may contribute to curriculum development in the Centre.

The Role holder will have specific responsibility for identifying the learning needs of students and ensure that the content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet the defined learning objectives of architecture-related modules, including the convenorship of Introduction to Architectural Drawing and Graphics (A and B) and Principles of Design. Modules to be convened may change. Dependent on individual tutors’ aptitude and experience, there is also scope for their involvement in projects such as the design and delivery of summer schools and other bespoke training packages.

The role holder will be involved in the development of new teaching and assessment practices and/or developing systematic methods for evaluating and disseminating these practices within the Centre.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and convening three semester-long modules to departmental standards 
  • Constantly identifying evolving students' needs and developing the curriculum 
  • Interacting with Faculty-level stakeholders to ensure currency of the education delivered
  • Contribute to the Centre's quality assurance and control.

About You

  • You should have a master degree in Art and Design or closely related area or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience.
  • You should have a good understanding of the needs of architectural students in a context where English is usually not their first language.
  • You should have a proven track record successful teaching art and design courses including studio components. 
  • You should be enthusiastic about helping students making the transition from high school to a British-style educational institution.
  • You should have excellent command of English to teach.

About Us

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. Located in Ningbo, this award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 16 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 110 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting all UNNC students on its Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessional and other support programmes.

How to Apply

All applicants are required to formally apply online for the position. Please be advised that normally your references will be contacted prior to the interview.

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

Informal enquiries regarding the opportunity may be addressed to Mattia Miani, Deputy Head Preliminary Year Content - Centre for English Language Education at email: . Applications need to be submitted through the University website and direct applications to this email will be discarded.

Equality and Diversity

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our intention to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age*, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

Closing Date: Monday 15 August

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