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Academic English Teacher

InstitutionGuangzhou-Dublin International College
Job Typefixed-term, full-time
LocationGuangzhou, China

Job Details


Our university college, situated in Guangzhou, has a position available for the role of an Academic English Teacher beginning early next year (from February 2023 onwards). Teachers will be responsible for teaching small groups of science undergraduates English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This is an exciting opportunity to work in a global environment alongside an internationally-minded team of university educators.

Job Details:

Teachers are required to teach 256 hours per semester, normally sixteen hours of EAP to science undergraduates per week. There are two semesters per year, typically lasting for sixteen weeks per semester. The semester beginning February 2022 will focus on writing and speaking skills to ensure students can study effectively in an English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) environment. The role involves encouraging students to develop their reading of academic texts with a view to producing academic-style work. Teachers will typically be responsible for students from one or two sciences disciplines. Teachers are expected to fulfil all scheduled teaching duties during the academic semester.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Teachers are required to assess students and give feedback on draft written work, grade final submissions, and assess students’ presentation skills.

• Teachers are expected to formatively assess students and take a contingent approach to teaching and learning. This requires weekly planning meetings and designing tasks and lessons to meet the learning outcomes indicated in the syllabus.

• Teachers are required to attend weekly or fortnightly staff meetings and be open to formative classroom observation and appraisal from the senior Academic English Teacher and/or programme coordinators.

• Teachers are expected to fulfil other duties as assigned, which may include: record keeping (attendance, summative assessment, continuous assessment) office hours, training sessions, compliance with official administrative regulations, etc.

Job Salary & Benefits

Job Salary & Benefits

i. Full-time job: at least one-year fixed contract. The contract will include a one-month probation period.

ii. Successful candidates will be offered a monthly salary of 11,000 to 18,000RMB before tax for one academic year commensurate with the role and their level of education and work experience. Other benefits, including housing and transportation allowance, will be provided.

iii. Accommodation situated in the vicinity of the campus may be provided. If this accommodation is not available, a housing allowance of 1,500RMB per month (before tax) will be provided while the teacher is employed and in China.

iv. Visa costs will also be covered, and on successful completion of the one academic year-contract a travel allowance of up to 10,000RMB is provided based on the provision of authentic receipts or tickets. If travel tickets or receipts are not provided, a travel allowance of 10,000RMB (before tax) will be provided.

v. Chinese public holidays apply (however a few occasional make-up days on weekends may be required).

Further Information

Person Specification:

To fulfil the demands of this role, we are looking for candidates who can meet the following criteria:

a. are proficient English speakers
b. hold a university degree
c. hold an English language teaching qualification
d. have at least two years of university-level experience

Importantly, we are looking for Academic English Teachers

i. committed to the progress and development of undergraduates in EMI
ii. wanting to work as part of an international team
iii. wanting to develop in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) field
iv. who are positive and have a can-do approach to teaching and learning
v. who are conscientious and committed to the highest standards of professionalism
vi. who possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

We are committed to professional development and training. If you are genuinely interested in working in an English for Academic Purposes environment, please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Linda Wu at Informal enquiries about the role may be addressed to Dr Alex Runchman at

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Closing Date11/01/2023
Interview Date
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