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Module Convenor **Internal Only** - QMUL16507

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £37,411 - £39,483 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL16507
Date posted: 05-Nov-2018
Closing date: 19-Nov-2018

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Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group with an outstanding reputation in the humanities and social sciences.

The Language Centre, part of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is looking to appoint to a suitably qualified EAP manager academic as Module Convenor for the modules it delivers to the Joint Education Initiative (JEI) in Xi’an, China. The contract is for a 3-year fixed term in the first instance, and runs from 1st February 2019.

Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) Joint Programmes in Material Science and Engineering, delivered in partnership with Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) in China’s Shaanxi Province, draws on the academic expertise of both institutions and on the strengths of two distinct educational cultures. The programmes, which are taught entirely in English and lead to the award of both a QMUL BEng and an NPU BEng, represent a collaboration between QMUL’s schools of Engineering and Material Sciences (SEMS) and Languages, Linguistics and Film (SLLF).

You will be expected to design and convene the English Language & Study Skills (ELSS) modules and the Personal Development Planning (PDP) modules, and will ensure their high quality and efficient running. In addition, you will carry out the academic and administrative management of the modules in liaison with the Programme Convenor, the Co-Ordinator of Sessional Programmes, the Chair of the Language Centre, and other key stakeholders. You will contribute to the long-term development of the modules to ensure that they meet recruitment targets and are appropriately positioned in the market.

You will have successful candidate will have recognised qualifications in English language teaching (level 7) or a related field; significant experience of teaching EAP in a higher education environment; proven experience of co-ordinating, designing and implementing EAP programmes and of leading and managing a team of teachers. The successful candidate will be expected to manage a range of contributions to the Language Centre, including teaching 12 hours per week, programme promotion, student placement, curriculum design, assessment, quality review and the development of research-informed teaching. Experience of QA procedures is desirable. 

The post is full time for a fixed term of 3 years starting on 1st February 2019 until 31st January 2022. The salary range will be £37,411 - £39,483 (depending on experience) per annum. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. The post may be available under secondment arrangements.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK and in China in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Please note this post may require DBS clearance (or equivalent).

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For informal enquiries please contact Kathryn Richardson, Chair of the Language Centre, (

Details about The Language Centre can be found at

The closing date for all applications is 19 November 2018.
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 10th December 2018.

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