Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Academic English Teaching

Jinan University - University of Birmingham Joint Institute

Jinan University - University of Birmingham Joint Institute are seeking to recruit a post for the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (depending on the level of experience).

Senior Lecturer Post Specification:

The Senior Lecturer Should:

  • hold a PhD degree in English language teaching or applied linguistics, with training (at least at Bachelor level) in English language and/or education;
  • have proven record of teaching excellence, and relevant experience in teaching EAP,ESP and content-based courses at tertiary level;
  • have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of UK higher education system;
  • have excellent classroom performance;
  • have excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;

The Appointee Will Be Responsible For:

  • teaching English language courses;
  • hosting workshops and seminars on specific topics in English;
  • designing language learning materials, curriculum development and managing the English learning center;
  • planning in curriculum development;
  • tutoring and consultation;
  • completing administrative assignments.

Lecturer Post Specification:

Lecturer Should:

  • hold a Master degree in a TEFL-related area and/or a diploma in English teaching with substantial TEFL component;
  • have relevant teaching experience, especially in EAP, ESP;
  • have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the UK higher education system;
  • have excellent classroom performance;
  • have excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • have effective written and oral presentation skills;
  • have excellent IT skills.

The Appointee Will Be Responsible For:

  • teaching English language courses;
  • assisting in designing language learning materials, curriculum development and managing the English learning center;
  • tutoring and consultation;
  • reviewing and revising the administrative documents and publications;
  • completing other related work assigned by Joint Institute. 

Salary and Fringe Benefits:

For Senior Lecturer:

  • Annual salary will be up to RMB 400,000 (tax include);
  • Child or Children (under the age of 18) education support will be provided during the contract period;
  • Medical care and Commercial Insurance on Life and Accident will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable to the PRC;
  • Round-trip international airfare from home country to Guangzhou will be provided for the appointee himself or herself per year.

For Lecturer:

  • Annual salary will be from RMB 180,000 to 216,000(tax include);
  • Child or Children (under the age of 18) education support will be provided during the contract;
  • Medical care and Commercial Insurance on Life and Accident will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable to the PRC;
  • Round-trip international airfare from home country to Guangzhou will be provided for the appointee himself or herself per year. 

Application Procedure:
Please send the full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, recent teaching-related information such as teaching evaluations, and at least 2 references by email to birmingham@jnu.edu.cn before January 9, 2018. 

Brief Introduction of Joint Institute:
J-BJI is a “Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools” organization which is approved by the Ministry of Education of China in 2016. Currently, the Joint Institute offers 4 bachelor programs: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Information and Computing Science, Statistics with Economics, Economics. 

With the primary aim to cultivate high-level talents who are equipped with solid mathematical skills, international vision, strong competitiveness in innovative capability, and foreign language proficiency, the four programs put different emphasis respectively on applied mathematics, computing method and program design, statistics, and economics and finance. 

Students will be based on Panyu campus of Jinan University, with University of Birmingham staff from the School of Mathematics and prestigious professors from Jinan University delivering the teaching on site. 

Upon graduation the students will receive a bachelor degree from University of Birmingham, a bachelor degree and a graduation certificate from Jinan University, all of which are recognized in its respective country. 

The Joint Institute welcomes high caliber faculty of diverse background from around the world to join us, and establish a top-tier Joint Institute in China! 

About Jinan University and the University of Birmingham
Jinan University, established in 1906, is one of China’s elite group of the “211 Project” Universities. It has a focus on international orientation and has over 50,000 students.

7 disciplines of Jinan University are ranked top 1% in ESI. There were 7 first class disciplines of Jinan University are on the list of national higher education discipline evaluation issued by Ministry of Education, among which, Applied Economics is ranked 5th and Statistics is ranked 8th in China. 

The University of Birmingham is part of the Russell Group of leading UK universities (akin to the American Ivy League), and is ranked amongst the top 100 universities globally. It is ranked 15th in the UK in the Guardian league table, and its Mathematics is ranked 9th in the UK in the Guardian league table. UoB has been awarded a Gold rating in the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).


To learn more about working and living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china


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