Language Lecturer in EAP (multiple positions available, all levels)

  • China: Suzhou.
  • Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 10
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Value excellent teaching, professional development, community, innovation and creativity, and diversity? Have Masters + English teaching qualification and experience teaching English for Academic Purposes? Fancy working for the world's largest English Language Centre at China's biggest Sino-British joint venture university? Desire comfortable living in an ultramodern 2500-year-old Chinese city proud to show off its World Heritage roots? Live in Suzhou? Apply now!

Details of Position

Institution: Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
School: Languages
Department: English Language Centre
Position Title: Language Lecturer in EAP (Associate Language Lecturer, Language Lecturer, Senior Language Lecturer)
Location: Suzhou, China

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Located in Suzhou, China, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of masters and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 21,000 students and more than 1600 academic staff representing in excess of 89 nationalities.

English Language Centre
At XJTLU, the English Language Centre (ELC) is a growing centre with approximately 200 full-time lecturers coming from a range of backgrounds, countries, and cultures. We are involved in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for all of Year 1, a cohort of over 5000 students the majority of whom are enrolled in our Core EAP stream oriented to CEFR A2-B1 language proficiency students. In addition, we teach EAP in Years 2 and 3 as well as have a growing and vibrant Postgraduate EAP programme of more than 2000 students, ranging from pre-masters-oriented pre-sessionals to mock vivas and thesis writing boot camps for PhD students. All students in the university can also take advantage of our comprehensive continuous academic support programme. ELC is especially proud to be the first institution outside the UK to be both accredited by British Association of Lecturers in EAP (BALEAP) and the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). ELC staff enable and empower our students through expert and semi-specialised language and skills training. They develop multiple academic literacies that bring degree study success and so are held in high esteem. Career development support and possibilities for EAP practitioners and scholars are excellent, not least because we are in a phase of exciting renewal and growth both as an institution and as a centre. Our new campus at Taicang (opening August 2022), and our Learning Mall onsite-online ecosystem, are both emblematic of ongoing institutional developments.

ELC has several openings for Associate Language Lecturer, Language Lecturer and Senior Language Lecturer for suitably experienced, creative, and inspiring EAP teachers, and you are encouraged to apply for a position according to your education, qualifications, and experience. We will appoint at Associate Language Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Language Lecturer as appropriate.

Job Description
ELC at XJTLU is a teaching centre and the workload of Language Lecturers in EAP is shared between teaching, professional engagement, and service. Generally, teaching may be up to 20 hours per week, which might include the summer period.

Employment at XJTLU is regulated by Chinese labour laws and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with respect to obtaining work permits and visas.

Please submit your application online via Apply button below. *A cover letter need not be uploaded separately as the system might request. However, in the resume section of our website, applications must be submitted in a single PDF file that includes 3 parts in the order of:
1. A cover letter (in your letter, please cite TEFL2561)
2. A current CV
3. If available, please attach three reference letters, at least one of which is from a current or former line manager. If you cannot provide reference letters at the time of application, please include the names/titles/email contacts for three referees. In this case, referees are contacted only after you have received an offer of employment from XJTLU.

Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis; applications are reviewed as received.


- have a good standard of written and spoken English, as this is the working language of the university AND

- possess a masters degree in TESOL or Education
- possess another masters degree and have a minimum 2 years full-time post-masters experience of teaching, assessing and/or developing materials for English for Academic Purposes courses, within a higher education i.e., university or college context (e.g., on a foundation year level)

- possess a language teaching qualification (e.g., DELTA or equivalent, CELTA, TESOL/TESL/TEFL, or PGCE + TESOL)
- be or working toward a Fellow or Senior Fellow, HEA
- can demonstrate a dynamic, current, and innovative engagement in one or more of the following areas:
o Technology Enhanced Language Learning (especially pedagogical uses of VR/AR/MR/AI/mobiles)
o Content and Language Integrated Learning
o All specialisms in EAP including writing centre development and the provision of online and other forms of student engagement and academic support; communicative and task-based methodologies; syllabus and materials design; skills-oriented assessment; problem-based language learning [preferably with emotional intelligence development embedded]; the promotion of learner autonomy; self-access and self-diagnostic language learning

Salary and Benefits

220K-400K RMB per annum before tax

Members of Academic Staff are entitled to receive subsidies for accommodation, travel, and childrens education. Medical insurance and a one-time relocation allowance will also be provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax holiday, depending on their nationality and personal circumstances.

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