Academic English Teacher

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Institution Guangzhou-Dublin International College
Job Type fixed-term, full-time
Location Guangzhou, China

Job Details

Background

Founded in 2020, Guangzhou-Dublin International College (GDIC) is a joint international college established in collaboration between University College Dublin (UCD) and South China Agricultural University (SCAU). It is located on a garden campus in the heart of the thriving metropolis of Guangzhou.

GDIC has a position available for the role of Academic English Teacher beginning in February 2024. Teachers will be responsible for teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to small groups of science undergraduates. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a global environment alongside an internationally-minded team of university educators.

Job Details:

Teachers are required to teach English for Academic Purposes to science undergraduates with a particular emphasis on academic writing and communication skills. There are 256 teaching hours per semester—normally sixteen hours per week. There are two semesters per year, typically lasting for sixteen teaching weeks per semester. The overall purpose of the EAP classes is to prepare students to study effectively in an English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) environment. The role involves guiding the development of students’ language skills within a university context and enabling them to produce undergraduate-level work in English. Teachers are expected to fulfil all scheduled teaching duties during the academic semester.

In addition to regular classroom teaching, teachers have the following responsibilities:

• Teachers are required to assess students and give feedback on draft written work, grade final submissions, and assess students’ presentation skills.

• Teachers are expected to formatively assess students and take a contingent approach to teaching and learning. This requires weekly planning meetings and designing tasks and lessons to meet the learning outcomes indicated in the syllabus.

• Teachers are required to attend weekly or fortnightly staff meetings and be open to formative classroom observation and appraisal from the senior Academic English Teacher and/or programme coordinators.

• Teachers are expected to fulfil other duties as assigned, which may include: record keeping (attendance, summative assessment, continuous assessment) office hours, training sessions, compliance with official administrative regulations, etc.

Person Specification:

To fulfil the demands of this role, we are looking for a candidate who can meet the following criteria:

a. has proficiency-level English
b. holds a university degree
c. holds an English language teaching qualification (eg. CELTA, Trinity TESOL)
d. has two years of university-level English teaching experience

Importantly, we are looking for Academic English Teachers

i. who are committed to the progress and development of undergraduates in EMI
ii. who want to work as part of an international team
iii. who want to develop professionally in the field of EAP
iv. who are positive and have a can-do approach to teaching and learning
v. who are conscientious and committed to the highest standards of professionalism
vi. who possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

Job Salary & Benefits

i. Full-time job: at least one-year (covering two academic semesters) fixed contract. The contract will include a one-month probation period.

ii. Successful candidates will be offered a starting monthly salary of at least 15,000 RMB for one academic year. Offers above this will be dependent upon professional and academic qualifications and relevant work experience. Other benefits, including a housing and transportation allowance (see below), will be provided.

iii. Accommodation situated in the vicinity of the campus may be provided. If this accommodation is not available, a housing allowance of 1,500RMB per month (before tax) will be provided while the teacher is employed and in China.

iv. Visa costs will also be covered, and on successful completion of the one academic year-contract a travel allowance of up to 10,000RMB is provided based on the provision of authentic receipts or tickets. If travel tickets or receipts are not provided, a travel allowance of 10,000RMB (before tax) will be provided.

v. Chinese public holidays apply (however a few occasional make-up days on weekends may be required)

We are committed to professional development and training. If you are interested in working in an EAP / TNE environment, please apply today.

Further Information

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to huzhuyi@scau.edu.cn.
For questions about the role, please contact Dr Alex Runchman at alexander.runchman@ucd.ie or Dr Stephen Kelly at stephen.kelly1@ucd.ie.

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Closing Date 01/12/2024
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