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Subject Teacher - English for Academic Purposes

University of Greenwich International College

Working hours: 40 hours per week

Start date: September/October 2022

Annual leave: 5.6 weeks per annum including public holidays

Reports to: UGIC Head of English 

Job purpose

Oxford International and the University of Greenwich have entered into an agreement to provide pathway programmes on the University’s Greenwich campus. University of Greenwich International College offers a range of first-year undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for international students at the University of Greenwich and includes modules to develop their English language and study skills as well as academic subject knowledge.

Teachers deliver lessons that prepare students fully for participation in the first and second year of their university programme as well as preparing students for Masters’ programmes. The lessons adopt an interactive, student-centered approach that makes full use of the latest technology in order to provide students with a varied, lively and purposeful experience.

Main duties and responsibilities 

  • Deliver English for Academic Purposes modules and Preparing for Post Graduate Studies to international students from a range of linguistic, educational and cultural backgrounds at one or various levels of study from level 3, level 4 and level 6
  • Teach up to a maximum of 25 contact hours per week spread over the whole academic year
  • Remain sensitive to the expectations of different nationalities whilst encouraging an open and questioning approach to learning that leads students to become independent learners
  • Provide academic support for students, as appropriate, through consultations and tutorials, demonstrating a willingness to offer extra advice outside normal class hours
  • Develop and maintain an encouraging classroom environment in which accepted rules of behaviour are consistently applied
  • Select, prepare and use teaching and learning materials appropriate for international students and contribute relevant materials to the teachers’ shared resource drive
  • Assess students throughout their modules, regularly creating, providing and marking both formative and summative evaluations
  • Provide detailed oral and written feedback to students and other stakeholders, for example, the Head of English, the Administration Manager, and the College Director, as required
  • Carry out administrative and record-keeping tasks associated with teaching and assessment (e.g. accurate attendance records, student progress reports, test invigilation)
  • Using the course descriptor write a scheme of work, assessments and marking criteria to specified deadlines
  • Populate the VLE (Moodle) with relevant materials for students to access
  • Attend and contribute to college meetings and training sessions as required
  • Act as a positive ambassador for University of Greenwich International College programmes
  • Adhere to both the University of Greenwich and UGIC codes of conduct for staff

Person specification

Essential = [E]/ Desirable = [D]

Statutory requirements

  • Eligibility to live and work in in the UK [E]
  • Willingness to undergo a DBS check or overseas equivalent [E]
  • DBS Update Service Membership [D]

Qualifications

  • A good Bachelor’s degree and relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification. For level 6, a relevant Master, PhD or substantial teaching experience at that level [E]
  • PG Cert in HE, Fellowship of the HEA or Commitment to obtain [E]
  • DELTA [E]
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development [D]
  • A record of research evidenced by publications or similar. [D]

Experience and knowledge

  • Significant experience teaching at International Foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level  [E]
  • Recent experience of teaching international students aged 17+ within a UK Further or Higher Education context [D]
  • Ability to work within a closely knit, collaborative team of tutors [D]

Personal qualities

  • Empathy with international students and an understanding of their needs [E]
  • Flexibility & adaptability [E]
  • Excellent communication skills, oral & written [E]
  • Commitment to the development of UGIC [E]
  • Understanding of the higher education environment [D]
  • High level IT skills [D]

This job description is provided as a guide to the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities. It may be subject to periodic revision to meet business requirements.

Oxford International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Oxford International is an equal opportunity employer. Every applicant and employee has the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

Location: Greenwich, London
Salary: £34,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th August 2022
Expires: 3rd October 2022
   
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