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Pre-sessional Lecturer

InstitutionKingston University
Job TypeFixed Term

Job Details

Fixed term teaching positions on our 2021 Online Pre-Sessional Courses:

Medium course
Tutor induction: 9th – 11th June
Teaching commitment: 14 June – 20 Aug

Short course
Tutor induction: 14th – 16th July
Teaching commitment: 19 July – 20 Aug

Main Duties

• Online teaching of English for Academic Purposes as part of a collegiate course team. This includes: lesson preparation and delivery via Zoom, use of our VLE, providing targeted and constructive student feedback, marking, both pastoral and academic tutorial support; and upholding the standards of our pre-sessional courses
• Participation in the teacher induction programme, staff meetings and other events as required
• Accurate and timely record keeping

• excellent teaching skills including an excellent ability to adapt to the needs of students within the course parameters, and to engage students in order to deepen learning
• a CELTA (or equivalent with substantial TEFL component)
• a minimum of 2 years recent English language teaching experience- preferably some in English for Academic Purposes
• the ability to cheerfully adapt to the requirements of our course
• the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve course aims
• the ability to consistently produce high quality work within tight deadlines
• the ability to maintain high professional standards and a positive outlook throughout the course
• a good level of IT literacy: working knowledge of video conferencing programs in general (Zoom and Teams specifically) for teaching; routine use of standard educational technology: word processing, spreadsheets, email, VLE (Canvas) etc. for materials adaptation, online learning and routine record keeping tasks.
• experience of teaching multilingual classes
• awareness of current UK Higher Education teaching and learning conventions
• knowledge of the academic and pastoral needs of international students on a pre-sessional course
• technical capability for online teaching: working equipment and reliable internet (Zoom requires internet bandwidth of up to 3 Mbps). A reliable and sufficiently fast machine to work on with plenty of free space. A working camera, headset and microphone to conduct lessons online.

• recent experience of teaching online
• recent experience of teaching EAP to groups of students from mixed disciplines.
• recent experience of teaching on UK higher education pre-sessional courses
• DELTA (or equivalent with substantial TEFL component)
• master’s degree in Applied Linguistics or related subject (preferred); or in any other subject
• experience of undergraduate art and design students

Job Salary & Benefits

Pre-Sessional EAP tutors are employed as Hourly Paid Lecturers. Weekly schedules vary but over the entire course we expect to offer the following hours for each full course:
• Medium Course: 374 hours across the course: this includes induction and weekly teachers’ meetings.
• Short Course: 198 hours across the course: this includes induction and weekly teachers’ meetings.

Standard Kingston rates of pay apply and currently start at: £23.39 – these rates include London weighting and holiday pay.

Further Information

For further details of these courses, visit our website: and for any questions about the roles, please contact Rachel Edmonds
To apply, please email a current CV and covering letter to Rachel Edmonds as soon as possible. Remember to specify which course you want to be considered for.

Closing Date07/05/2021
Interview Date
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