|University of Galway
Main Purpose of Job
The Senior EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Teacher is responsible for developing and coordinating the delivery of the courses offered by the English Language Centre and contributing to their quality assurance. These courses include the EAP pre-sessional programmes, pathway progression courses and bespoke English for Specific Purpose programmes (e.g. Erasmus+, Teacher Training). The role also includes the coordination of the credit and non-credit bearing in-sessional EAP courses. The post holder will teach across a range of courses delivered by the Centre throughout the year and will support other teaching and learning initiatives as part of English Language Centre’s mission to grow, collaborate and work in partnership with the University Colleges and Professional Services.
The post holder plays a key role in nurturing a culture of openness, inclusivity and professional development. The post holder has line management responsibility for the Centre’s teaching staff and supports the ELC Manager in the appointment, performance management and continuing professional development of staff.
The English Language Centre has a core role in the delivery of the University’s ambitious international strategy. It will work closely with Global Galway, which delivers operational support to Colleges and Professional Services for international student recruitment, global partnerships and mobility. We are growing this new Unit to enable the delivery of our internationalisation strategy over the next four years and to firmly establish ourselves as a global university. The success of our internationalisation strategy, and this unit will form part of a review in 2025.
3. Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior EAP Teacher will lead colleagues in the delivery of teaching across several levels. They will demonstrate excellence in Learning and Teaching, leading colleagues in the application of varied teaching methodologies including technology led teaching and will engage in continuous professional development following international best practice in language teaching.
The role holder will:
• Lead a team of EAP Teachers and seasonal colleagues in the delivery of courses, ensuring that planning, teaching and assessment are delivered to agreed standards of quality
• Deliver language classes at all levels (including undergraduate and postgraduate) to both specialist and non-specialist students
• Deliver up to 20 hours of teaching per week during teaching terms with teaching outside the teaching terms and outside normal hours of duty, if required
• Be responsible for curricula design, course development and compilation of teaching materials
• Design and deliver bespoke language courses
• Undertake placement testing, both within and outside the teaching terms, as required
• Undertake student consultation during office hours
• Act as main teacher on assigned programmes
• Provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning
• Work collaboratively with Colleges and Professional Units and with other universities if required in the creation, design and delivery of new courses including the development of blended and online courses and identify opportunities for curricular enhancement and course development aligned with the strategic ambitions of the Centre and the University
• Support and guide the EAP Teachers with their professional development.
• Take day-to-day responsibility for educational quality assurance and ensure standards are in line with Higher Education and English Language Education (ELE) norms
• Contribute to the strategic development and promotion of the Centre including strategy documents, progress reports, accreditation processes and external funding applications and contribute to committees and working groups as required
• Support the University’s internationalisation strategy and support Global Galway in the promotion of the Centre, the University and its programmes
• Liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders and actively build effective networks, using a collegiate approach to working with others, within the university and the wider community to support the growth of the Centre
• Support other development initiatives, including the provision of workshops, consultation and advisory support as part of the Centre’s mission to grow and work in partnerships with Colleges and Professional Service Units
• Keep up to date with relevant developments in their field
€46,673 to €60,312 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)
(This appointment will be made on the grade 4 scale in line with current Government pay policy)
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