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Pre-sessional Lecturers

ReferenceKingston 2020
InstitutionKingston University
Job TypeFixed Term Hourly Paid Lecturer
LocationKingston upon Thames

Job Details

Fixed term teaching positions on our 2020 Pre-Sessional Courses
Tutor induction Teaching commitment
Long course (waitlist only) 14-15 May 18 May – 28 Aug
Medium course 17-19 June 22 Jun – 28 Aug
Short course 22-24 July 27 Jul – 28 Aug

Main Duties
teaching English for Academic Purposes as part of a collegiate course team. This includes: lesson preparation and delivery, 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

Essential
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: routine use of basic educational technology: word processing, email, VLE (Canvas) etc. for materials adaptation, blended 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

Desirable
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)

masters degree in Applied Linguistics or related subject (preferred); or in any other subject

Experience of teaching 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:

Long Course: 485 hours across the course: this includes induction and weekly teachers’ meetings. On top of this, an extra fee for marking will be paid 3 times at a rate of 1 hour per student.

Medium Course: 360 hours across the course: this includes induction and weekly teachers’ meetings. On top of this, an extra fee for marking will be paid twice at a rate of 1 hour per student.

Short Course: 204 hours across the course: this includes induction and weekly teachers’ meetings. On top of this, an extra fee for marking will be paid once at a rate of 1 hour per student.

Standard Kingston rates of pay apply and currently start at £23.80 per hour which includes London weighting, and holiday pay. Please note, contact teaching hours are paid at the rate of 1.75 hour’s pay for 1 hour’s work: this covers pre and post lesson work including administration.

Further Information

University Halls of Residence accommodation is available at a cost of approximately £140 pw- please enquire if interested.

For further details of these courses, visit our website: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional-english and for any questions about the roles, please contact Karen Hurley K.Hurley@kingston.ac.uk

To apply, please email a current CV and covering letter to Karen Hurley K.Hurley@kingston.ac.uk as soon as possible. Remember to specify which course you want to be considered for.

Closing Date14/06/2020
Interview Date31/03/2020
Start Date17/06/2020

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