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LINGUIST List 16.1154

Mon Apr 11 2005

Jobs: Applied Ling: Course Tutor, China

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        1.    Rebecca Hughes, Applied Linguistics/English for Academic Purposes: Course Tutor, University of Nottingham (China Campus programme), United Kingdom


Message 1: Applied Linguistics/English for Academic Purposes: Course Tutor, University of Nottingham (China Campus programme), United Kingdom
Date: 11-Apr-2005
From: Rebecca Hughes <rebecca.hughesnottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: Applied Linguistics/English for Academic Purposes: Course Tutor, University of Nottingham (China Campus programme), United Kingdom


University or Organization: University of Nottingham (China Campus programme)
Department: Centre for English Language Education
Job Rank: Course tutor
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics;
English for Academic Purposes (Degree level)

Description:

Course Tutors in EAP
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Centre for English Language Education

The University of Nottingham is the first, and so far the only, foreign
university to have received a licence to establish a campus in China under
new legislation passed in China in 2003. Working with the Wanli Education Group,
based in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, and with political support at municipal,
provincial and national levels, the campus opened with its first 250 students,
in September 2004. For the first year, the campus has been based at Zhejiang
Wanli University in Ningbo. A new state-of-the-art campus is being built and
will open in September 2005. The student population is predicted to grow to
4,000 by 2010, with a second phase of expansion planned.

In line with most Chinese degrees, the undergraduate courses are four years
in duration, with the first year focusing on intensive English language
improvement, preparatory academic content and orientation to European
thought and culture. Through its Centre for English Language Education
(CELE), the University seeks to add to a team of experienced English language
teaching professionals who have a detailed knowledge of EAP teaching and a good
understanding of the needs of Chinese learners preparing to study at degree
level in English.

Course Tutors in English for Academic Purposes (Fixed-term)

All posts require RSA/Cambridge ESOL DELTA or an MA in ELT/Applied Linguistics
(or equivalent) and English as a first language, or similar English language
competence. Additional requirements are given below.

- A minimum of three years' full-time EFL teaching, together with EAP-related
teaching (e.g. UK University 'Presessional' work) and experience overseas are
essential.

- Candidates must also be confident in analysing language, and in providing
constructive and explicit feedback on students' spoken and written work.

- Experience of teaching business studies, cultural or communication studies
will be beneficial.

Salary will be within the range £19,460 - £21,640 per annum, depending on
qualifications and experience. The salary will be pro rata for fractional
contracts. Full-time, fractional contracts will be offered from September 2005
for a period of 10 or 24 months. A competitive overseas package of benefits is
also available if appropriate.

All posts will be based in Ningbo and contracts will be with the University of
Nottingham Ningbo China.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr J King, Email:
Julie.Kingnottingham.ac.uk or Dr R Hughes,
Email: Rebecca.HughesNottingham.ac.uk.

Further details and application forms are available by clicking on them or from
the address below (Tel: 0115 951 3262. Fax: 0115 951 5205. Please quote ref.
SB/024.) Interview date: w/c 23 May 2005 (UK), w/c 30 May 2005 (China).


Address for Applications:

Human Resources
University of Nottingham, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 26-Apr-2005

Contact Information:

Dr Julie King
Email: julie.kingnottingham.ac.uk
Phone: ++44 (0)115 9514494
Website: http://www.cele.nottingham.ac.uk/

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