Duties and Responsibilities
The Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) at UCL is looking to appoint a number of well-qualified and experienced Associate Lecturers (Teaching) in English for Academic Purposes for our blended on-site 11-, 8- and 6-week Pre-sessional courses.
Our Pre-sessional courses are aimed primarily at UCL postgraduate conditional offer-holders going onto a range of different disciplines. The programme is intended to equip students with the English language proficiency and academic skills and attributes that they need to be successful in their follow-on degree. You can find more information about the programme on our website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/languages-international-education/preparation-courses/pre-sessional-english-courses
Associate Lecturers provide 21 contact hours per week, which includes face-to-face teaching and online tutorials. They deliver lessons that provide high quality instruction and develop students’ academic language, skills and autonomy to the level required for their future degree programmes. Associate Lecturers also develop students’ potential to contribute effectively to their chosen academic community through tutorials and online engagement.
Associate Lecturers will attend weekly team meetings, fully participate in standardisation and moderation processes, marking assessments, and undertake all associated administrative duties.
Please note that in order to teach on the CLIE Pre-sessional course you will require access to the following equipment:
a modern laptop or desktop computer in good working order with:
50GB free HD space
recommended minimum specs: 1.5GHz, 8GB RAM
Course dates include a five-day on-site induction and an additional week at the end of the course to complete reports and administrative tasks. For this reason, the dates extend two weeks longer than the course length for students.
11-week course: 6 June – 2 September 2022 initially
8-week course: 27 June – 2 September 2022 initially
6-week course: 11 July – 2 September 2022 initially
Due to the intense, complex nature of the courses, applicants must be available and on-site as detailed in the above dates.
Successful candidates will be asked to teach on either the morning stream or the afternoon stream. Morning stream teachers should be available from 08:30-16:30 Monday to Friday, and the afternoon stream teachers should be available from 10:00-18:00 Monday to Friday.
Successful candidates will be qualified to TEFL-Q level* and hold a Master’s degree, preferably in Applied Linguistics/ELT. They will have experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes, ideally on a UK Pre-sessional course, and of providing academic and pastoral support to students.
Successful candidates will have outstanding teaching skills and will be able to demonstrate how they have adapted their teaching style to the blended environment. They will be equipped to deal with teaching on an intensive course, having the ability to plan, manage preparation and marking time effectively, and balance competing pressures. They will be a good team player and collegiate in approach.
*Please state how you meet TEFLQ criteria in your application.
£40,928 – £44,388
To apply for the vacancy please go to the UCL jobs website at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-jobs and use reference no. 1881298 in the search engine.
Applicants should provide a supporting statement of no more than 500 words indicating a) which course(s) they are available to teach on and b) how their experience, knowledge and qualifications fulfill the person specification.
For questions about the post, please email Fiona Wallace (email@example.com) or the application process, Isla Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A limited amount of subsidized on-campus accommodation is available to successful candidates for the duration of their contract upon application to UCL Residential Services.
Applicants should be aware that given we have to respond to government guidelines with respect to the changing COVID-19 situation, there is a possibility that the course will have to pivot online.