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2 x Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes Associate Lecturer (campus-based)

InstitutionUniversity of St Andrews
Job TypeFull-time fixed term
LocationSt Andrews, Scotland

Job Details

Closing date 9am 9/6/23
Online interviews 13/6/23 from 1pm
The International Education Institute provides four pre-sessional courses for students who use English as an additional language and who have an offer to study at the University.
Pre-sessional courses provide an excellent orientation to the University and enable students to develop:
• language knowledge and academic literacy
• attributes of reflectiveness, criticality, autonomy, confidence and academic integrity
• critical analysis skills and the ability to incorporate sources and evidence in academic work
• knowledge of academic and discipline-specific conventions
• familiarity with institutional services, processes, and forms of assessment.
We are looking for two experienced associate lecturers to join our small team.
• Small group teaching
• A revised pre-sessional curriculum with an increased focus on genre-based pedagogy
• Supported by an experienced Director of Pre-sessional, including a paid online induction and regular classroom observations and feedback
• Some flexible working arrangements possible
• The chance to spend summer in one of the UK’s most popular seaside tourist towns.
Applications are invited for the 10-week pre-sessional, running 26/6/23 to 31/8/23, plus one paid day of online induction to be arranged beforehand. We are also open to 4-week positions, 7/8/23 to 31/8/23.
Rates of pay are competitive at point 34 of the scale (£40,745 pro rata), plus 16.88% holiday pay, making a weekly rate over £900. En-suite accommodation is available on campus for a subsidised rate (no more than £225 per week).
Please note that sponsorship is not available for this post; you must have the right to work in the UK and be physically present in the UK for the duration of the role, including the online induction. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their right to work, national insurance number, and a UK bank account.
Applicants must have a relevant masters degree (education, applied linguistics, etc.), and preferably a teaching qualification and previous pre-sessional or HE teaching experience.
Representative work activities / responsibilities
Deliver lectures with specified learning outcomes within a clear and established teaching programme /framework.
Carry out the necessary preparation for each lecture eg attending module meetings, write lectures, preparing lecture notes and additional teaching material (such as handouts), organising AV equipment etc.
Ensure that the learning objectives and the learning need of students are met by the teaching content, methods of delivery and learning materials.
Engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn by challenging thinking, fostering debate and developing the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
Promote and further students’ understanding of the subject matter by transferring knowledge in the form of practical skills, methods and techniques.
May be required to undertake marking of coursework and assignments and provide appropriate feedback to students.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Degree in relevant subject
Ability to communicate effectively and explain concepts and theories in a clear and understandable manner to a range of abilities
Experience of applying relevant pedagogical methods and techniques

Hold, or be near completion, of a relevant doctorate
Advance HE Fellow status
Teaching qualification
Engaged in continuous professional development

Job Salary & Benefits

Rates of pay are competitive at point 34 of the scale (£40,745 pro rata), plus 16.88% holiday pay, making a weekly rate over £900. En-suite accommodation is available on campus for a subsidised rate (no more than £225 per week).

Further Information

Please apply with a cover letter and CV to our Director of Short Courses, Mark Carver, on

Closing Date09/06/2023
Interview Date13/06/2023
Start Date26/06/2023

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