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Deputy Director of Academic English Assessment

University of Reading - International Study & Language Institute

Location: Reading
Salary: £42,149 to £51,800
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th May 2022
Closes: 29th May 2022
Job Ref: SRF41534
 

Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes 

With special role: Deputy Director of Academic English Assessment 

The International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) delivers academic English, academic study skills and courses for external clients, among a wide range of other activities. This work supports the University’s international students and the academic staff involved in their teaching and development, as well as driving forward the University’s Global Engagement Strategy. 

Part of ISLI’s function is to provide English for Academic Purposes (EAP) assessments for programmes delivered in the UK, China and Malaysia (sometimes other places), and the staff CPD surrounding the production and delivery of such assessments. ISLI also produces assessments for external clients. The ISLI Deputy Director of Academic English Assessment will work alongside the ISLI Director of Academic English Assessment on activities such as creating, administering and providing statistical analysis on relevant assessments, while also contributing to assessment literacy for staff. Proven ability to reach out beyond the University, either through scholarship or by working with external clients on assessment, will be an advantage. The ISLI Deputy Director of Academic English Assessment will do some teaching of EAP in proportion to the other responsibilities of the role. 

You will have: 

  • Ability to teach English for Academic Purposes (EAP) skills. 
  • Knowledge of designing language assessment tasks, writing test items, and statistical analysis applications in language assessment. 
  • Intercultural communication skills. 

Informal contact details 

Contact role: Head of External
Contact name: Bruce Howell 
Contact phone: 0118 378 4438
Contact email: d.b.howell@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details 

Engagement Contact role: Head of ISLI 
Contact name: David Carter 
Contact phone: 0118 378 6473 
Contact email: d.m.carter@reading.ac.uk

Interview Date: 07/06/2022

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website. 

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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