EAP Director (Pre-Sessional And In-Sessional)

University of Liverpool - English Language Centre (ELC)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University in taking responsibility for ELC’s Pre-sessional and In-sessional English language and study skills provision across the Liverpool campus and at the University of Liverpool in London.

Reporting to the ELC Director, you will be required to liaise with academic departments across the University, concentrating most particularly on those subject areas that recruit (or have the potential to recruit) large numbers of international students (whose first language is not English). You will be responsible for ensuring the ELC’s Pre-sessional provision (including the year-long programme) operates in the best interests of students and receiving departments, including the further development of discipline-specific pathways and bespoke provision for PGR candidates. Working with the ELC Director and International Recruitment & Admissions, you will play a role in developing the ELC’s product for different markets and in growing Pre-sessional uptake. Furthermore, you will lead on the continued development of In-sessional English provision across all levels of study, working to increase engagement from ex-Pre-sessional students, direct entrants and students progressing from the University’s partner institutions: Liverpool International College (LIC) and Xian-Jiatong Liverpool University (XJTLU). This includes our ‘KnowHow’ Academic English series, tailor-made support for different disciplines and 1:1 Writing Consultations.

Duties will include: take overall responsibility for the delivery of the English Language Centre’s Pre-sessional courses and In-sessional provision at the UoL’s Liverpool and London campuses; contribute to the development of stronger links between Pre-sessional, In-sessional, academic departments, the Liverpool Doctoral College, and the University’s academic skills provision; work as part of the ELC Management Team, with joint responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities of the ELC and deputising (in conjunction with others) for the ELC Director when required.

You will be an experienced EAP practitioner with a strong academic background and a proven track record of course management, course innovation and team co-ordination. You will be familiar with the challenges of pre-sessional, both academic and operational, and of delivering a large and varied (non-credit-bearing) In-sessional programme. You will be interested in how technology can be used to enhance teaching, learning and student engagement, in active learning and authentic assessment, and in measuring the impact of the ELC’s pre-sessional and in-sessional provision on the student experience and student outcomes.

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