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Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes


Position Description 职位描述



Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes



School of Languages, Education and Cultures

Dept Function:


Academic Teaching



Shanghai 上海

Closing Date:



Reports to:


Head of the School

Responsible for:


Academic teaching and assessment.   



To work collaboratively with other lecturers in the college to develop students’ academic English and study skills so that they can perform effectively on courses in an English-speaking university environment. This should be achieved through delivery of the syllabus provided.


Key   Responsibilities:


1.      To design and teach lessons at the appropriate level and quality as required by the programme syllabus. You may also be required from time-to-time to contribute to module leadership and administration.

2.      To work collaboratively with other lecturers to support students in their learning and in the development of appropriate study skills.

3.      To design and mark formative and summative assessments and monitor students’ learning, in conjunction with other lecturers where appropriate.

4.      To engage pro-actively with partners, viz. NCUK (Northern Consortium UK), our University partners, and external organisations as required.

5.      To be involved in setting, invigilating, and marking examinations when required.

6.      To undertake research and scholarly activity relevant to language teaching and to the wider research objectives of the College.

7.      To maintain accurate records of student performance and of teaching and learning activity. To monitor student attendance and, as required, to   prepare appropriate reports.

8.      To participate in meetings associated with the operation and management of programmes.

9.      To contribute to the activities of the College’s Academic Success Centre, intended to develop students’ independent learning skills and provide general academic support.

10.   To support the College’s overarching themes, i.e. of responsible leadership, enterprise and innovation, cultural empathy, and activities   intended to underpin them.

11.   To be responsible for the safekeeping of any equipment, books or other College resources used in connection with academic and administrative activities and to observe all health and safety requirements.

12.   If required, to participate in promotional and marketing activities, regionally, nationally or internationally, related to the programmes offered by the College.

13.   To contribute to the College academic community by participating in its activities including conferences, seminars, discussion groups etc.

14.   To carry out any other duties commensurate with this post as required by the Head of School or nominee.


Professional /   Tertiary Qualifications:

学历 / 专业资格


1. Master’s   Degree.

2. ELT qualification, e.g. CELTA or equivalent.


1. PhD or Professional Doctorate.

2. DELTA  or equivalent.

Knowledge, Experience and Abilities:

工作经历 / 知识结构及其他任职资格:


1.      The ability to contribute to integrated teaching across the curriculum.

2.      Demonstrable ability to undertake research and scholarly activity.

3.      Demonstrable cross-cultural awareness and understanding.

4.      A commitment to teamwork, to working flexibly and to seeking solutions to problems.

5.      Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills including fluency in English.

6.      Competence in the effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).



1.      Previous experience of teaching in higher education.

2.      Record of publishing research in international journals.

3.      Specific experience of education in China.

4.      An understanding of UK higher education and the needs and requirements of international students.

5.      Experience of the development of academic programmes.

6.      Experience of academic assessment and standards and of quality assurance procedures.

7.      Experience of teaching non-native speakers of English.


Further details of all programmes are available from the SBC website – 

For enquires and application forms, please sent to Roy Chen by email at

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