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Pre-sessional EAP Tutor

InstitutionCentre for Academic Language and Development, University of Bristol
Job TypeFixed term

Job Details

The Centre provides innovative summer pre-sessional courses focused on self-directed and problem-based learning. We are offering suitably qualified and experienced EAP practitioners the opportunity to teach on these pre-sessional courses. All our teachers will receive a competitive salary, including accrued annual leave, and the option of city-centre accommodation if required. They will be working as part of a dynamic and experienced team of teachers at one of the country’s top Universities.

There are both online and on-campus options for our 6-week pre-sessional courses, which both include a blend of asynchronous and synchronous sessions. All teachers must be based in the UK for the duration of both online and on-campus options*. These courses run for the following dates, including 6 weeks of regular teaching plus a one week induction, during which you will work with both colleagues and students.

7-weeks (PS6 online) including student and tutor induction: Monday 24th June – Friday 9th August 2024.

7-weeks (PS6 on-campus) including student and tutor induction: Monday 8th July – Friday 23rd August 2024.

This is a full time 35hr working week position. Duties include:
Engagement in a one-week tutor induction
17.5hrs contact teaching per week divided between two groups of students (mostly PG)
Delivery of in-house material
Preparation and provision of regular feedback to students
Conducting 1-1 or small group student tutorials
Engagement in training and teaching group meetings
Engagement in CPD development events

Candidates for these posts are required to have a minimum of a first degree and a DELTA (or equivalent), and a Masters in a relevant subject, as well as previous experience of teaching on pre-sessional courses. In return for your effort and commitment on what is a very intensive course, we hope to provide a supportive and collaborative environment in which you will continue to develop as an EAP practitioner.

The Centre is run on the principles of collaboration, development, transparency, transferability, autonomy and reflexivity at all levels within our community. For those who are interested in the BALEAP fellowship scheme, we have TEAP assessors in-house to carry out observations for your TEAP portfolio.

For full information on the pre-sessional courses, please refer to:

Job Salary & Benefits

A competitive salary, including holiday pay (please note the totals are before any deductions for tax, NI, Pensions, etc) :
7wks (PS6 online): £5,676.62 (including both induction & holiday pay)
7wks (PS6 on-campus): £5,651.94 (including both induction & holiday pay)

Further Information

To apply, please complete the Application Form and send a copy of your CV to by Friday 25th May at the latest.

Applications will only be considered if the online form has been completed and we have received your CV. Interviews will be conducted online at a mutually convenient time. There will be a pre-interview task. This is a rolling advertisement and interviews will be conducted at the earliest convenient date.

We will take into account your preferences for online and on-campus options, although this cannot be guaranteed as it is dependent on student numbers. For online delivery, all tutors will be loaned a University of Bristol laptop and expected to have:
a reliable highspeed internet connection
and the ability to conduct online classes with students, including online Break Out Rooms.

We also recommend that teachers have access to a headset with a microphone for use during online teaching sessions.

Interviews will be taking place from 26th May.

Accommodation: We can offer a limited amount of accommodation for teachers not living locally. This will be within walking distance of the campus.

The cost will be met by the Centre except for the sum of £35 per week including VAT to cover utilities and cleaning, which is payable online. You will be sent relevant details once accommodation is confirmed and lets will be agreed with the accommodation office on a first-come-first-served basis. Priority for accommodation will be given to on-campus teachers not living locally. We regret we cannot accommodate families in these facilities; all accommodation is single occupancy.

Employment Status

*This appointment is conditional on you being able to travel to and carry out your duties within the United Kingdom for the duration of your contract. If you are not able to travel to the United Kingdom to carry out your duties, or you cease to be able to carry out your duties in the United Kingdom during your contract, then your employment will cease with immediate effect and without further notice.

It is also a condition of your appointment that you have the right to work in the United Kingdom and to do the type of work that you have been appointed to undertake. This appointment is invalid if you do not have authority to work within the UK.

Closing Date25/05/2024
Interview Date
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