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English Language Teacher

Beijing Institute of Technology - School of International Education

Salary:300,000 to 360,000 RMB per annum, as well as a benefit package of one round-trip international air ticket, insurance, free accommodation on Liangxiang campus of BIT.

Contract Type: 3 years

Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) is a prestigious national key university in China and enjoys a high reputation in research and education in science, technology and other areas of scholarship. It is one of the first Chinese universities to run a graduate school, and the first batch of universities which has entered the national “211 Project”, “985 Project” and the “Top A World-class University” and received priority for development from the Chinese government. To know more about BIT, please visit the website at http://english.bit.edu.cn/ 

The School of International Education, BIT, has delivered a four-year undergraduate program in International Economics with Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University (USU) since 2003 hitherto. The program runs on Fangshan campus, BIT in Beijing with staff from both BIT and USU. Graduates from this program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree from USU in economics with an emphasis in International Economics and Trade. 

Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) at USU offers a pathway for international students to develop their linguistic and academic skills and intercultural competence. Students in this program need to finish IELI courses before going into the major of economics. We are seeking to appoint a English language teacher to join our academic team in Beijing. The post holder’s main duties will be to teach English language to students during their first and second year in this program. 

Main Responsibilities:

The post delivers English for academic purposes and academic study skills development in support of the students enrolled in the joint program between BIT and USU.  Working as part of a close-knit team, the English language teacher has four main areas of responsibility:

  • To plan and organise effective learning activities for the language level of the student cohort, in appropriate balance with the intended learning outcomes of the program;
  • To develop and motivate students to engage in learning, and help them to improve the quality of their work;
  • To provide students with useful test-taking strategies, suitable for the assessment types used within and at the end of the programme;
  • To work effectively and cooperatively with colleagues, including the lead faculty member at USU. 

Qualifications:

IELI Policy on Teacher Credentials and Experience

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) has specific requirements for faculty teaching credit classes in its China programs.

  • IELI requires that faculty teaching its credit classes have at least a master’s degree in TESOL or applied linguistics.
  • Exceptions may be made when the degree is in a closely related field such as linguistics, second language education, or foreign language teaching. In those cases, however, the teacher must have a knowledge base shown in the academic transcript that at a minimum includes the following:
    • Language teaching methodology
    • The nature of language (e.g. introduction to linguistics)
    • The structure of English (e.g. syntax, phonology, morphology, discourse)
    • Second language acquisition
    • Intercultural communication
    • Practicum experience
  • Ideally, essential 2 years’ experience of teaching and assessing English language at undergraduate level; This policy applies to IELI credit courses (1220, 1260, 2310, 2320, 2360, 2410, 2420, 2460).
  • Advanced level of proficiency and communicative competence in English;
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A willingness to work flexibly as required. 

Desirable:

  • Experience of teaching and assessment of undergraduate students in a Chinese university environment;
  • Previous experience of teaching English for academic purposes and TOEFL or IELTS. 

Applications

Please send CV, a cover letter and the email addresses of two referees (or two reference letters) together with copies of qualification documents by email to: linjingyi@bit.edu.cn

Please quote the post name in the title of your email. 

Closing date: March 30th, 2022 

The selected candidate will start the job at the end of August (Fall semester), 2022.

Location: Beijing - China
Salary: ¥300,000 to ¥360,000
£34,821.60 to £41,785.92 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 30th March 2022
   
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