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NPU ELSS Teaching Fellow - QMUL18402

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £37,411 - £39,483 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL18402
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 17-Jun-2019
Closing date: 01-Jul-2019

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The Language Centre is seeking to employ a suitably qualified EAP professional as Teaching Fellow for the modules it delivers to QMUL’s Joint Education Initiative in Xi’an, China. The contract is for a 3-year fixed term in the first instance, and runs from 1st August 2019 to 31st July 2022.

Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) delivers joint programmes in Material Sciences and Engineering, under the Joint Education Initiative it has signed with its Chinese partner: Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. These programmes draw 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 a BEng from NPU, are a collaboration between QMUL’s schools of Engineering and Material Sciences (SEMS) and Languages, Linguistics and Film (SLLF).

The post-holder will prepare and teach the English Language & Study Skills (ELSS) modules and will ensure their high quality and efficient running, in liaison with two other Teaching Fellows and a Module and Programme Convenor. In addition, the post-holder will carry out student assessment and also contribute to the long-term development of the modules to ensure that they meet QA standards.

The successful candidate will have recognised qualifications in English language teaching (level 7) or equivalent; experience of teaching EAP/EAL in a higher education environment; and awareness of the cultural differences among learners. Experience of working with Chinese students and/or of teaching EAL to monolingual classes is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an average of 18 hours per week.

The post is full-time for a fixed term of 3 years starting on 1st August 2019 to 31st July 2022. The salary range will be £37,411 to £39,483 (depending on experience) per annum. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave. 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).

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

Details about the Language Centre can be found at:   

Further details about the post and application information can be found at:

Completed applications, including a CV and covering statement, should be submitted by 1 July 2019.

Interviews will take place shortly after.

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