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Teaching Associate

Queen's University Belfast - Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Location: Belfast
Salary: £33,199 to £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2018
Closes: 7th January 2019
Job Ref: 18/107027

It is an exciting time for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences (MHLS) in relation to education and research. Our development of Global Research Institutes in Health and Food Security enriches our portfolio of world-leading postgraduate programmes, while our exceptional track record of providing a thought-leading learning and research environment is widely admired.

We work in close partnership with government and industry, nationally and internationally, playing a key leadership role in many global efforts to find solutions to complex and critical issues facing society. Our globally recognised excellence in education and research is evident in programmes that are designed to produce the next generation of leaders in a postgraduate community that is truly international.

Our Faculty drives an agenda where innovation, interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches are central. We are increasing the emphasis on Distance Learning to provide flexible ways for students to attain Postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas and Masters Degrees. We also offer students the opportunity to gain practical experience through placements, projects and field trips to enhance their employability. Strong research expertise underpins our postgraduate programmes and the research credentials of our world-leading academics.

Graduates from many different disciplines, and many countries, studying for higher degrees by research are most welcome and are an essential dimension of our world-leading research centres. These students have a unique opening to study and work alongside dynamic teams of academics and postdoctoral researchers, and opportunities to attend and present work at national and international conferences are promoted and supported

The Teaching Associate will report to the Dean of Internationalisation and will provide English Language support and instruction to international students within the Faculty particularly postgraduate research students. Their core responsibility will be to develop appropriate English Language teaching and assessment instruments and criteria, assess the work and progress of students by reference to the criteria and advise students on their progress. This will include setting and marking coursework, setting and marking examination questions.

This post is available for 30 months

The successful Teaching Associate will have:

  • An undergraduate degree.
  • Recognised ELT/EAP teaching qualification (DELTA/PGCE TESOL or equivalent)
  • Proven experience of teaching and assessing ELT and/or EAP students at a range of levels in higher education contexts or similar in the UK or abroad.
  • Experience in EAP course design
  • Experience of supporting independent learning in and outside the classroom

Further information about the School can be found at

Anticipated interview date: Monday 28 January 2019 

Salary scale: £33,199 - £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Monday 7 January 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit

You must clearly demonstrate how you are meeting the criteria on your application.  For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. 

Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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