Lecturer in English

Imperial College London Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

United Kingdom

Job summary

Well-qualified and experienced EAP teachers are required for the Centre for Academic English’s 6-week and 3-week summer Pre-sessional courses. These courses are uniquely STEMM-focused and use active learning, autonomous learning and technology enhanced approaches (Office 365 applications and Blackboard). Teachers will teach classes on general academic literacy as well as discipline-specific language and discourse and engage students in a...


Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00378
  • Date posted 9 December 2019
  • Closing date 25 February 2020


Key information about the role

  •  
    Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Variable, fixed term
  • Salary £38,006.00 – £46,627.00 per hour plus benefits
  • Department Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication
  • Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching


Job description

Job summary

Well-qualified and experienced EAP teachers are required for the Centre for Academic English’s 6-week and 3-week summer Pre-sessional courses. These courses are uniquely STEMM-focused and use active learning, autonomous learning and technology enhanced approaches (Office 365 applications and Blackboard). Teachers will teach classes on general academic literacy as well as discipline-specific language and discourse and engage students in a number of STEMM-related activities which explore current Imperial research and involve Imperial researchers. Note that these courses are increasingly managed online with a paperless timetable, online student journals and student coaching.


Duties and responsibilities

You will:
• Deliver classes to mainly postgraduate Pre-sessional students for approximately 20 contact hours per week
• Teach general academic literacy classes and lead discipline-specific language and discourse workshops that meet the needs of STEMM students
• Deliver course content through Office 365 applications and the VLE (Blackboard)
• Manage online content
• Evaluate students’ formative oral and written work, monitor progress,
• Provide clear, detailed, timely and effective feedback
• Mark summative tests and assessment tasks
• Participate in regular standardisation meetings
• Act as a coach to students and organise one-to-one meetings to discuss individual language progress and difficulties and guide students’ personal study
• Participate in course induction, staff meetings and end of course debrief, and attend occasional social events that form part of the course
• Perform administrative duties required by the course such as completing work records and attendance registers
• Liaise regularly and collaborate with colleagues, and report any areas of concern to the CfAE Director or Pre-sessional Course Director
• Be available during the working day (when not teaching) for the full duration of the course


Essential requirements


EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Applicants should have a first degree, DELTA (or equivalent) and/or a postgraduate degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL/EAP or other relevant area and preferably some experience of teaching EAP/ESAP in higher education. We will also consider applicants with a Master’s in a relevant STEMM subject with a minimum CELTA teaching qualification (or equivalent) and some EAP experience.


EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

• Applicants must be competent and confident in their use of ICT and have experience of working with core Office 365 applications (Outlook, PowerPoint Word and Excel) and a VLE
• Knowledge of key theories and good practice in ELT
• Knowledge of EAP language learning, teaching, assessment, and course and materials design
• Experience of teaching an existing syllabus and assessing ELT and/or EAP students at a range of levels in higher education contexts or similar in the UK or abroad
• Experience of supporting independent learning in and outside the classroom
• Experience of using Office 365 apps for teaching (OneNote, Teams, Sharepoint) an advantage
• Experience of Pre-sessional teaching, ESAP (STEMM) an advantage


COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Articulate, effective and highly competent communicator in speech and writing
• IT/AV competent, and confident in using a range of IT/AV equipment in the classroom
• Ability and willingness to engage with complex material from a range of STEMM disciplines
• Ability to use initiative to adapt and develop teaching effectively for this context
• Ability to engage enthusiasm, communicate complex information, and meet the needs of STEMM postgraduate students
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to share ideas and practice
• Excellent personal organisation, administrative skills and time management
• Positive and professional attitude towards, and communication with, colleagues and students
• Awareness of, and sensitivity to, diversity in the workplace


Further information

 6-week course: Mon 17th August – Fri 25th September 2020 (incl tutor induction Thu 13th, Fri 14th Aug)

3-week course: Mon 7th September – Fri 25th September 2020 (incl tutor induction Fri 4th Sept)

N.B. Applicants must be available for the entire duration of the course, including induction. College accommodation may be available.

If you have any queries relating to the post only, please contact: english@imperial.ac.uk 

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk


Closing date for applications: 25th February 2020

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route. 


Documents

  • CfAE Presessional teacher job description and personal specification_2020.docx


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