Subject Lecturer in Quantitative Methods (IFCELS)

SOAS University of London - International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies Department

The role and its responsibilities

The role involves giving Quantitative Methods lectures and tutorials on our ICC undergraduate foundation programme, to international students preparing for undergraduate degrees in the UK.

The QM module is well-established but the post involves materials preparation, assessment (writing and marking termly tests and end of programme exams) and report writing.

The post offers a permanent contract of 0.2 FTE but may be increased on an annual basis depending on student recruitment.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant area and experience of teaching an academic subject to international students, ideally at pre-undergraduate level. S/he should have insights into the challenges they face and the teaching skills to develop their analytical and critical thinking through tutorial/seminar work.

S/he would need to be able to deal appropriately with students from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds and to be prepared to work closely with supporting English teachers.

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

About the IFCELS Department and SOAS

IFCELS provides a range of long and short programmes for international students, especially those who are preparing to enter university in the UK both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and celebrated its Centenary in 2016.

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please click the 'apply' button below. 

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held on: Friday 1st September 2017

Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.  

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