EFL and EAP Academic Instructors in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China

Job Description:

Maynooth International Engineering College (MIEC), in partnership with Fuzhou University, is seeking excellent English language teachers to join our international teaching team and support English language provision, which is part of the four Maynooth University (MU) degree programmes delivered to students based on the campus of Fuzhou University, Fujian, China.

1. Location: Fuzhou University, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province.

2. Working Hours:

-Monday to Friday – Government approved holidays observed, University breaks observed (fully paid)

-Max 21 hours per week, including teaching and office hours.

3. Salary: before tax 18k – 21k RMB per month.

4. Holidays: Fully paid Winter and Summer holidays, as per the university schedule.

5. Accommodation: 1500 RMB per month house allowance provided.

6. Insurance: provided.

7. Flights: two sets of airline tickets to and from Fuzhou per academic year.

8. Visa: must be eligible for working visa.

9. Contract Length: 1-2 years

The Role

Maximum weekly workload for the English Language Teacher is 21 hours, although generally teachers are allotted 12-16 hours per week (each class hour is 45 minutes in duration). In addition to creating engaging lessons based on delivery materials, teachers are expected to carry out the following duties:

  • Fulfil all relevant administrative and record-keeping tasks associated with teaching support, student progress, learning and assessment (e.g. accurate attendance records, verbal student progress reports).
  • Provide and mark both formative and summative assessment tasks and provide suitable verbal and written feedback to students that is reflective of module aims and learning outcomes.
  • Complete a pre-sessional course in mid-August each year to prepare incoming students for their undergraduate degrees.
  • Provide academic support for students, as appropriate, through consultations and tutorials.
    Populate the MU virtual learning platforms with appropriate content and tasks for students to access.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to plan and deliver teaching provision using the materials provided to ensure a positive student learning experience is maintained.
  • Allocate time effectively to organise and carry out work and meet all the requirements of the post, and associated deadlines.
  • Attend and contribute to regular staff meetings and trainings some of which may be online as needed. Staff meetings are mandatory for all language teachers.
  • Act as an invigilator in examinations in addition to participating in any other duties, appropriate to the post as required, and within reason.
  • Be contactable and responsive via instant messaging to communicate with Teaching Assistants (TAs), student class groups, and colleagues.
  • Respond in a timely manner to students’ questions and queries regarding lesson material and assignments, and to liaise and communicate with TAs to ensure remote online classes are run smoothly.
  • Determine, in accordance with relevant policy and procedure, the most appropriate way to handle student queries, including when to refer to other colleagues for further support.
  • Competence and confidence in use of ICT, and experience teaching with Microsoft 365 apps (Teams, Class Notebooks, Forms) as well as core Microsoft 365 applications (Excel and PowerPoint) and Tencent Meetings.

Skills & Personal Characteristics

  • team player with can-do approach
  • initiative and determination to make teaching and learning work
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to meet deadlines
  • ability to plan and organise own workload
  • ability to adopt a flexible approach to accommodate changes when required.
  • willingness to learn (and use) new systems, when necessary
  • reflective practitioner, willing to discuss, develop and share teaching approaches and materials
  • awareness of, and sensitivity to, diversity in the workplace.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • relevant TESOL or CELTA qualification.
    diminimum of 2 years teaching experience at university level (to include at least 6 months of in-classroom experience)
  • Competency in using software such as MS Teams, Moodle and 365 software such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

Desirable:

experience of teaching in a Higher Education institution
experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
familiarity with the Chinese education system an advantage.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

To apply, please submit your resume with a cover letter to aiden@64580.com.cn at Jiete Education (representative recruitment office in Fuzhou City, Fujian, China). The closing date for applications is the 1st February, 2024, but candidates will be assessed on a rolling basis. Successful candidates will begin appointment in Fuzhou in mid-February 2024.

This advertisement is a joint recruitment activity by JieTe Education, Fuzhou, Fujian China and Maynooth University, Ireland.

To apply, email aiden@64580.com.cn

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