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English and Study Skills Tutor

Global Engagement
Salary:   £28,331 to £32,817
Closing Date:   Friday 29 November 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 12 December 2019
Reference:  A2873

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a joint institute with Beijing Jiao Tong University (BJTU). The campus is located one hour south of Weihai in the eastern Shandong province, located in the ‘Weihai Nanhai New Area’ in the south of the Shandong peninsula. More information can be found on the LUC@BJTU website.

You will be based on the campus in China for two semesters, which are of 18 weeks duration. There will be a housing provision for accommodation in China, medical cover and return flights included in the remuneration package. The accommodation is conveniently located near the teaching campus. As both are situated in a remote, rural area, opportunities for shopping, travel and leisure are limited.  However, there is a beach and seaside area close by with restaurants and a fish market.

You will have the opportunity to teach on our English and Study Skills modules, which is part of the Foundation Year and a four-year degree programme for Chinese students, leading to a dual award from both institutions. There are four modules, spread over two years. The crucial first year of the degree course prepares our Chinese students for entry into the second year of their chosen degree courses at the joint institute, where there are six pathways: Computing, Design, Communications Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Accounting & Finance and Business Studies. 

Main duties of this role are: to deliver student-centred classes incorporating opportunities for developing independent learning skills; to create supplementary relevant teaching materials,provide learner support; to evaluate learning through a range of assessment methods, and to keep up-to-date records as required by Lancaster University. 

You should have TESOL/CELTA qualifications with recent experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes. Post graduate teaching qualifications (MA TESOL/ or DELTA) are highly desirable. Candidates will be expected to have tutorial experience; working in both large and small group settings. 

Experience of teaching international students, ideally Chinese students, plus proficiency in the use of interactive technologies is essential.  Successful candidates must be available to commence in the role by this coming February 2020 and this role is subject to being able to obtain a Z visa (work visa) prior to the first deployment to china.

The modules to be covered are taught for up to 25 hours per week. 

Enquiries and applications to: 

Dr Michele Luxon, 

Head of Overseas Programmes, 

Lancaster University, Bailrigg, LA1 4YW


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While we thank all applicants for their interest, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage. If you have not been contacted by the 5th of December 2019 then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion. 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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