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Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in English for Academic Purposes

InstitutionUniversity of Leeds
Job TypeOngoing, full time
LocationChengdu (China) and Leeds

Job Details

As a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), you will develop and deliver engaging teaching within our large portfolio of programmes in academic language, discourse and literacy. The Language Centre (LC) at the University of Leeds teaches students from all levels: Foundation through to PhD, both in pathway programmes for students prior to beginning their degree studies, and on-course programmes. Leeds is on the forefront of the trend for embedded EAP, including twelve discipline-specific summer pre-sessional programmes, and growing numbers of LC staff seconded into academic departments during the academic year. You will have a scholarship profile which reflects your career stage. With scholarship time a part of every Lecturer in EAP’s workload allocation, the LC boasts a large range of projects, with outputs including publications whether in national and international journals or our own online journal, The Language Scholar.

This role has a focus on transnational education, developing and delivering teaching on English Language and academic skills modules as part of a collaboration between Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) and the University of Leeds which delivers undergraduate Engineering degrees. You will follow semester dates as set by the SWJTU- Leeds Joint School and spend two semesters on campus in Chengdu, China. You will spend the rest of your time in the UK at the University of Leeds campus, either working remotely on Joint School provision or supporting other Language Centre courses if workload and time permits.

You will need to meet the eligibility criteria to satisfy China’s working visa requirements and complete a satisfactory medical screening.

Job Salary & Benefits

Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 p.a.
• 26 days holiday plus the equivalent of 16 Bank Holidays/days that the
University is closed by custom – That is over 40 days a year!
• Two return flights a year and accommodation for the duration of your stay in
• Support with visa applications and costs.
• Generous pension scheme – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
• Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational
Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses
including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more!
• Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our
state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit,
and sports halls.

Further Information

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Bee Bond, Deputy Director


Closing Date01/01/2024
Interview Date26/01/2024
Start Date

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