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Closing date: 02 Dec 2022

Senior Tutor in English for Academic Purposes for Pre-Sessionals

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 9,000 in just 18 years. We are looking for a qualified and committed Senior Tutor in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for Pre-Sessionals 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 teaching in its structure and support of academic programmes delivered in China. With over 120 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 educators and leaders having both managerial and teaching experience in higher education relevant to the position.

The Senior Tutor in English for Academic Purposes for Pre-Sessionals will be responsible for the management of a suite of Pre-Sessional programmes delivered by CELE including existing and new Pre-Sessional programmes.  The Senior Tutor will have a strong EAP background and will be actively involved in issues around curriculum design, delivery and assessment, typically having module convener responsibility for the Pre-Sessional modules. The Senior Tutor will also have a leadership role in the strategic planning, organisation and delivery of expanding Pre-Sessional programmes within CELE and will represent CELE in liaising with stakeholders. They would ideally have a proven record of effective project management in curriculum design and leadership. The successful candidate will also directly line manage teams of up to 10 individual academic staff and is responsible for carrying out classroom observations of teaching, as well as conducting annual staff performance reviews. Delivery of teaching on Pre-Sessional courses will also be required.

Successful applicants must have a Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. TESOL), and substantial university level teaching experience in international settings, with proven experience in course/academic project development and management, leading teams and prioritizing work to strict deadlines.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 429,906 – RMB 566,105 per annum, depending on skills and experience, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel 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 January 2023 (later starts for exceptional candidates may be negotiated). This contract may be extended 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 and be ready to upload a current CV and a cover letter addressing the person specification from the role profile.

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