Senior Course Tutor in English for Academic Purposes

2021, November 12
Senior Course Tutor in English for Academic Purposes 12th November 2021

Join a unique British University in China.  The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 17 years. We are looking for a qualified and committed Senior Course Tutors in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to join the Centre for English Language Education.

Centre for English Language Education (CELE)

Since the development of the Nottingham-Ningbo campus in 2004, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) has aimed to promote high quality EAP teaching in its structure and support of academic programmes delivered in China. With over 112 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting students on UNNC Preliminary Year, Pre-Sessionals, summer schools and In-sessional language and academic skills support programmes.

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified English language teaching professionals able to offer experience and expertise in one or more of the following key fields:

  • EAP/ESP syllabus, curriculum and materials design (including online Teaching & Learning)
  • Management of EAP programmes at foundation, Pre-Sessional and/or In-Sessional levels
  • EAP/ESP assessment

Successful applicants must have a Masters degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (or similar postgraduate equivalent teaching qualification) with English as first language (or equivalent competence). Substantial university foundation level teaching experience essential, with proven experience in course/academic project development and management, leading teams and prioritizing work to strict deadlines. The successful candidates will also directly line manage up to 10 individual academic staff and be responsible for carrying out classroom observations of teaching, as well as conducting annual staff performance reviews. Delivery of teaching on credit-bearing and/or EAP/ESP courses will also be required.

Salary will be within the range of RMB 421,889 – RMB 555,548 per annum, depending on skills and experience, salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The posts will initially be offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 3 years starting February 2022 (later starts for exceptional candidates may be negotiated). This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement. All posts will be based in Ningbo and contracts will be with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

All applicants are required to formally apply online for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Deputy Head of CELE, Ms Holly Nelson, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. For contract/package details not covered in the job ad, please contact

Interviews will take place in Ningbo where possible or by Teams and likely interview dates will be early December 2021, but are subject to change.

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