Pre-sessional Programme Director (Summer Vacation)

University of Reading - International Study & Language Institute

The International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) delivers English for academic purposes and academic study skills development through a wide range of activities. These effectively support the University’s international students and the academic staff involved in their teaching and development.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced EAP practitioner/specialist to the role of Pre-sessional Programme Director (Summer Vacation).

Working as part of a close-knit team, the Pre-sessional Programme Director has two main areas of responsibility:

Leading and overseeing the academic development and operational management of the Summer Pre-sessional Programme, and contributing to its strategic development.

Teaching up to 10 hours per week from late September to April, in proportion to the other responsibilities of the role.

The successful applicant will work as Summer Pre-sessional Programme Director for four years upon appointment, after which they will be assigned other School-wide responsibilities.

You will have:

  • MA TEFL/Applied Linguistics (or equivalent) and Teaching Diploma DELTA, PGCE (or equivalent)
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and develop a diverse team of Course Directors and teaching staff and to work effectively with administrative and technical support.
  • Ability to lead, manage and develop teaching programmes.
  • Experience of curriculum development in EAP.
  • Proven experience of teaching EAP to a range of nationalities and levels, preferably in UK HE.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of International Study & Language Institute
Contact name: David Carter
Contact phone: 0118 378 6473
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Head of English for Academic Purposes
Contact name: Sarah Brewer
Contact phone: 0118 378 4289
Contact email:

Closing date 27/09/2017
Interviews to be held on 12/10/2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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