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Teaching Fellow in English for Academic Purposes

University of Birmingham - Birmingham International Academy

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155 pro rata full time starting salary range, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 5th April 2023
Job Ref: 97027

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £32,348 to £42,155 pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience

Closes: 5th April 2023

Background

The Birmingham International Academy at the University of Birmingham is a British Council Accredited department providing English language and Academic skills development to the University’s international students.

Summary of Role

We are looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced Teaching Fellows on Casual Appointment contracts for our summer 10, 6 and 4-week Pre-sessional English courses.

Summer 2023 courses are on campus for the 10, 6- & 4-week courses and online for the 6-week.  On-campus staff must be within commutable distance to campus. Staff teaching the online programme must be in the UK for the duration of the course. Fully subsidised campus accommodation is available from the 9th July. All staff must have the right to work in the UK.

Applicants should have:

  • Well-developed teaching skills and capabilities for teaching EAP by remote learning.
  • Have a laptop/PC with modern specs. + reliable Wi-Fi connection
  • Headphones and microphone
  • A quiet space at home to be able to give classes online.

Main Duties

Teaching/ Teaching-Related Duties

Class Teachers

  • Teach courses of up to 21 contact hours per week including tutorials to students preparing for undergraduate or postgraduate study over a range of courses through seminars and lectures. Provide pastoral care and academic advice in a prompt and effective manner.
  • Plan and prepare own teaching using the established course materials supplementing according to student needs, taking responsibility for the monitoring of students’ academic learning outcomes, tracking progress and benchmarking achievement against set targets
  • Supervise student projects, particularly students’ portfolio assignments. Assist students to improve their academic communications skills, develop relevant study skills and habits and adapt to their new environments socially and academically.
  • Refer students requiring additional support to the Language Support Team and/or the Programme Manager.

Language Support Teachers

  • Provide 1:1/small group support to students identified as requiring extra help
  • Team teach with class teachers
  • Offer, plan and deliver workshops on areas of EAP skills for larger groups
  • Be available for planned/ unplanned cover for class teacher absences

Person Specification

  • Class Teachers should have Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Dip. TESOL or MA in ELT and CELTA plus extensive ELT experience especially in the HE sector. Other combinations that comply with our British Council accreditation    
  • Language Support Tutors provide additional classes to students who need extra support. For this post, we can accept applicants with a lower level teaching qualification (CELTA, Trinity Cert. etc.) or less experience.

Our Pre-sessional is open to students under the age of 18. Teachers need to be aware of safeguarding and welfare practices are associated with this group of students. A DBS check may be required upon appointment.

The closing date for applications is 5 April 2023 - please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For further information please contact biarecruitment@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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