Vacancy for Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes at The Sino-British College, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Role: Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes

  • Job Title: Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes
  • Work city: Shanghai
  • Location: The Sino-British College, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (1195 Middle Fuxing Road, Shanghai 200031)

Main Responsibilities

  • To design and teach lessons at the appropriate level and quality as required by the programme syllabus. You may also be required from time-to-time to contribute to or lead modules and programmes.
  • To work collaboratively with other lecturers to support students in their learning and in the development of appropriate study skills.
  • To design and mark formative and summative assessments and monitor students’ learning, in conjunction with other lecturers where appropriate.
  • To engage pro-actively with partners, viz. NCUK (Northern Consortium UK), University of Huddersfield, and external organisations as required.
  • To be involved in setting, invigilating, and marking examinations when required.
  • To undertake research and scholarly activity relevant to language teaching and to the wider research objectives of the College.
  • To maintain accurate records of student performance and of teaching and learning activity. To monitor student attendance and, as required, to prepare appropriate reports.
  • To participate in meetings associated with the operation and management of programmes.
  • To contribute to the activities of the College’s Academic Success Centre, intended to develop students’ independent learning skills and provide general academic support.
  • To support the College’s overarching themes, i.e. of responsible leadership, enterprise and innovation, cultural empathy, and activities intended to underpin them.
  • To be responsible for the safekeeping of any equipment, books or other College resources used in connection with academic and administrative activities and to observe all health and safety requirements.
  • If required, to participate in promotional and marketing activities, regionally, nationally or internationally, related to the programmes offered by the College.
  • To contribute to the College academic community by participating in its activities including conferences, seminars, discussion groups etc.
  • To carry out any other duties commensurate with this post as required by the Head of School or nominee.

Qualifications & Skills

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • ELT qualification, e.g. CELTA or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD.
  • DELTA or equivalent.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • The ability to contribute to integrated teaching across the curriculum.
  • Demonstrable ability to undertake research and scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrable cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
  • A commitment to teamwork, to working flexibly and to seeking solutions to problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills including fluency in English.
  • Competence in the effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of teaching in higher education.
  • Record of publishing research in international journals.
  • Specific experience of education in China.
  • An understanding of UK higher education and the needs and requirements of international students.
  • Experience of the development of academic programmes.
  • Experience of academic assessment and standards and of quality assurance procedures.
  • Experience of teaching non-native speakers of English.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, download the application form here. Once completed, please send to To enquire further, please contact Roy Chen at or call +86 21 64741117.

Application Deadline:          Friday 30 November 2018