Senior Course Tutor in English for Academic Purposes

Ningbo - China
¥448,297 to ¥535,290
£50,057.74 to £59,771.55 converted salary* per annum, depending on skills and qualifications, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:
Thursday, 21 March 2019

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Salary: Salary will be within the range RMB 448,297 – RMB 535,290 per annum, depending on skills and qualifications, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 15 years. 

Since the development of the Nottingham-Ningbo campus in 2004, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) has aimed to promote high quality EAP teaching in its structure and support of academic programmes delivered in China.  With over 100 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting over 6000 students on its Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessional and Academic Literacy Development Centre programmes.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified English for Academic Purposes teaching professionals able to offer experience and expertise in one or more of the following key fields:

Reporting to the Head of CELE, Senior Course Tutors in English for Academic Purposes typically have module convener responsibility for one or more taught modules, and as such, are very actively involved in issues around EAP curriculum design, delivery and assessment. Senior Tutors may also have leadership roles in pre-sessional, in-sessional and knowledge exchange provision. They would ideally have a proven track record of effective project management in one or more of these areas. The successful candidates will also directly line manage teams of approximately 10 individual academic staff and are responsible for carrying out classroom observations of teaching, as well as conducting annual staff performance reviews.  Delivery of teaching on credit-bearing and/or EAP/ESP courses will also be required. 

Candidates should be MA in ELT/Applied Linguistics qualified (or equivalent) and should have extensive full-time EAP teaching experience.   

Salary will be within the range RMB 448,297 – RMB 535,290 per annum, depending on skills and qualifications, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. An attractive package, including accommodation allowance, flights and insurance will be provided for international appointments. 

Posts are available from June 2019, although later start dates would be negotiable, initially to be offered on fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China for a period of up to three years. Contracts may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mr Robert Smith email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.  

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: 

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 86 574 8818 0000, Ext.8854  

Please quote ref. 180574 Closing date: 21 March 2019 

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China and your referees will be contacted prior to interview

To learn more about working and living in China, please visit:

“As the first Sino-foreign collaborative University, The University of Nottingham China (UNNC) has just passed its successful first decade with high-quality graduates, excellent teaching and a fast growing research portfolio. The University is located in Ningbo, one of the most vibrant and liveable coastal cities in China. You will find at UNNC a warm welcome and many exciting opportunities for professional and personal development.”

Professor Chris Rudd

Provost and Pro-Vice Chancellor
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

199 Taikang East Road,
Ningbo, 315100,China

T. +86(0)574 8818 0000