|Institution||Royal College of Art|
|Job Type||Full-time temporary|
This is a full-time position where you will be required to teach up to 14-16 hours per week plus provide 1:1 tutorials and accompany students on weekly trips one afternoon each week.
The teaching period will run from Monday 13th July – Friday 4th September, from 9.30-16.30, (early finish Fridays). The teaching contract will include 3 paid days of induction on the 8th – 10th July.
A supportive team of senior tutors will be in place to support tutors new to the RCA. We may be accommodated on any of our 3 campuses: Kensington, White City or Battersea. Accommodation is not provided, but we can place adverts via our intranet on behalf of successful candidates.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• DELTA or equivalent
• MA Linguistics or related discipline
• Substantial EAP experience
• Ability to work in a collegiate team
• A demonstrable interest in the Arts
The main responsibility of the tutor is to teach EAP within Art and Design contexts to one main group of students preparing for their MA at the RCA and to work further with other groups when required (e.g. group seminars and collaborative tasks).
Indicative schedule of the course:
Monday-Thursday 9.30-13.00 EAP skills classes/14.00-16.00 Project work/speakers/visits/meeting / Friday As above, finish 2.30 on Fridays
The EAP tutor is expected to:
• Attend all the prescribed days for the contract, from 9.30 – 16.30.
• Be responsible for one of the main student groups (up to 16 students).
• Attend 3 days of preparatory meetings before the course begins.
• Team-teach if required and participate in group project work and seminar group discussions.
• Plan classes in advance. Please note that a booklet of specific materials and teaching activities are provided but some slight modifications and deviations are expected.
• Produce written and verbal feedback of written and oral tasks most weeks, relating to assessment criteria (1:1 tutorials are timetabled each week for feedback).
• Take part in moderation of students’ work with other colleagues.
• Keep feedback and tutorial records.
• Advise on the end-of-course reports and recommendations for further EAP study.
• Attend a weekly staff meeting of approximately 1 hour during the contracted hours.
• Accompany your class group on a weekly visits in London during contracted hours.
• Become familiar with the online intranet and VLE system and keep records up-to-date here.
• Work collaboratively and flexibly as a member of a team.
• Show an interest in teaching topics related to Art and Design. Specialist knowledge of specific topics of Art and Design covered in the course is not required. However, a willingness to engage with students’ interests and areas of expertise is expected.
The rate of pay is £190 per day.
The course runs for 39 days (£7,410) plus 3 days paid induction (£570).
The teaching contract will include 3 paid days of induction on the 8th – 10th July.
Please email a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: Pre-Sessional EAP tutor role.