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Full-Time Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Academic English

Dongbei University of Finance & Economics - Surrey International Institute

The University

Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (DUFE), founded in 1952, is one of the leading universities in China in the areas of finance, economics, management and tourism.

Surrey International Institute (SII), located on a uniquely-positioned DUFE campus, is an academic partnership between DUFE in Dalian and the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Its growing Business Management Programme, Tourism Management Programme and Accounting and Finance Programme have an established international reputation.

The Centre for Academic English Studies provides a compulsory preparatory year for all students in SII. We are an innovative and supportive centre, and provide a space for teachers to develop, whether as experienced EAP professionals, or committed ELT/ESL teachers looking to develop in the area of English for Academic Purposes. The modules are designed by the University of Surrey, in conjunction with SII, and are delivered with in situ academic oversight from the University of Surrey.


  • MA/PhD in TESOL or ELT or Applied Linguistics or recognized Diploma Level EFL qualification, for example DELTA (essential); CELTA and/or specific qualification in Teaching English for Academic purposes (Desirable)
  • Experience in teaching at a recognized university or at a tertiary level (desirable)
  • Lecturers should normally have three to five (at least two) years of teaching experience (essential)
  • Awareness of quality assurance processes in higher education (desirable)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, maintain effective communication with colleagues and use initiative to resolve problems or find information. (essential)
  • A commitment to enhancing the student experience through effective pedagogy. (essential)
  • Teaching experience in Asia or overseas is highly desirable

Successful applicants will be given guidance on how to apply for a visa and work permit to meet the current regulations of the Chinese government.


Our ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of EAP and ESAP, proven university teaching skills, along with relevant professional experience in the following areas:

  • Developing new teaching methods that encourage positive interactions and overall student development.
  • The ability to teach, at different times, on all of the CAES modules
  • Planning, delivering and critically reviewing a range of teaching and assessment activities appropriate to students' levels.
  • Setting and/or promptly marking coursework, examinations, and providing appropriate feedback to students in accordance with marking instructions.
  • Offering regular consultation times in weekly office hours (two hours per week in term time) and other extra-curricular support for students seeking guidance on their subjects, advice on assessments or other related matters.
  • Participating in peer classroom observations or other staff development initiatives aimed at improving quality. The University offers Continuous Professional Development (CPD) support to all its academic staff.

Successful applicants will join a diverse team of EAP Lecturers in SII's Centre for Academic English Studies (CAES).

Students’ level: Undergraduate, year 1

Students’ number: Normally 20-25 students / group    

Calendar (Note: the calendar could be adjusted based on specific semester):

Fall Semester :20 wks, from September to middle of January

  • Mid-late September: salaried but teaching-free due to students’ military training. There may be CPD work during this period
  • October-December:teaching 
  • First half of January: grading / grades submission / exams invigilation
  • Winter break: 6 wks, from Second half of January to February

Spring Semester : 20 wks: from March to middle of July

  • March-June:teaching
  • First half of July: grading / grades submission / exams invigilations                   
  • Summer break: 6 wks, from second half of July to Augus

COVID 19 Situation

If travel to China is not possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic, teaching will take place remotely. This will be timetabled to with teachers’ location in mind, but applicants should be aware that there might be some evening hours or early morning teaching.

Additional breaks: Mid-Autumn Festival in September; National Holiday in October; New Year’s Day in January; Tomb Sweeping Day in April; Labour Day in May; Dragon Boat Festival in June

Remuneration Package

We are offering a very competitive salary package that matches those of the best universities in China.

The salary offered will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience, and the salary range will be from 250,000 rmb to 310,000 rmb annually. Please note that the tax rate in China is approximately 10%.

Expatriate benefits will be available to eligible applicants, such as a relocation allowance, medical insurance, medical allowance and allowance for personal laptop use.

We are offering a free apartment on campus or a corresponding housing allowance instead.

Please read about the life and work in China on: 

We recognise the diversity of the ELT profession. However, applicants are advised that in line with the current legislation in China Chinese HE institutions can normally recruit EAP lecturers who hold a nationality or a passport from an Anglophone country. Please check the weblink below to see the list. Please also note that due to local visa regulations, maximum age restrictions are likely to apply. Please contact us for more details.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your CV, a brief covering letter, the main page of your passport and two reference letters of former employers to Only the applicants who meet the selection criteria will receive a reply from us.

Applications will be processed on receipt until the post is filled

For further questions on the advertised positions, please contact:

Ms. Wang Linfei (Nina)

HR officer

Surrey International Institute (SII)

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE)

Dalian, P.R.China

T: +86-411-84711306


Location: Dalian - China
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd November 2021
Expires: 1st January 2022
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