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Associate Lecturer – Pre Sessional English

InstitutionUniversity of Northampton
Job TypePart Time Fixed Term

Job Details

About The Job:

Interview Date: Week Commencing 17 February 2020

The University of Northampton is seeking to appoint experienced EAP teachers to contribute to the delivery of its summer 2020 Pre-Sessional English programme.

Teachers will be involved in all aspects of Pre-Sessional provision (including the planning and delivery of classes, student feedback and support) and will be expected to teach 20 hours per week and attend weekly staff meetings and development sessions. Teachers must commit for the entire duration of the course.

All Associate Lecturers take part in a formal observation which aims to open up a dialogue about TEAP practice and development.

We currently have vacancies for the following courses:
PEP EAP 6-week course
29th July 2020 – 16th Sept 2020
(Including induction days)

The University can provide free campus accommodation on a first-come-first-served basis.

About You

Applicants must have a first degree and a CELTA (or equivalent). A DELTA (or equivalent), TEAP qualification and/or a Master’s degree in a cognate subject (e.g. TESOL, Applied Linguistics) is highly desirable.

You should have significant experience in EFL and/or EAP with experience of developing/adapting teaching materials to ensure alignment with programme learning outcomes.

You should have experience of conducting and marking formative and summative assessments, and providing high quality feedback to students and have the ability to complete teaching related administrative tasks accurately and efficiently. Experience of using a VLE to support achievement and enhance student learning as well as experience providing academic , study skills and pastoral support for students is highly desirable.



First degree (any discipline) or equivalent relevant experience.
A recognised TEFL qualification.

Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults (DELTA) (or equivalent).
TEAP qualification.
Master’s degree in a cognate subject (e.g. TESOL, Applied Linguistics)

Educational Linguistics sits within the Faculty of Health, Society and Education. It has designed the pre-sessional to reflect innovative practice in EAP teaching and assessment.

As well as running the pre-sessional the department also runs MA and BA programmes and the CELTA.

Informal enquiries can be sent to Hazel McAllister, Pre-Sessional Programme Leader: or via phone on 01604 892898

About Us

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right To Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

Equality & Diversity

We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Job Salary & Benefits

£35.02 – £43.02 per hour (including holiday pay)

Further Information

Apply on the University of Northampton website, via this direct link:

Closing Date02/02/2020
Interview Date
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