Senior Tutor in English for Academic Purposes

Ningbo, China
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
14 May 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) is now seeking exceptional candidates to join us as Senior Tutors in English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

About 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 around 120 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 modules, presessionals, 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 and support through Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
  • Management of EAP programmes at foundation, Pre-Sessional and/or In-Sessional levels
  • EAP/ESP assessment design and related training for staff moderation/standardisation

About You

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/assessment 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 EAP/ESP courses will also be required.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

Successful candidates will be offered a fixed-term contract for up to 3 years, which may be extended by mutual agreement. Salary will be within the range of RMB 429,906 – RMB 566,105 per annum (pro rata for fractional posts), depending on skills and experience, and salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. In addition, we provide a range of benefits and entitlements, including accommodation allowance, insurances, schooling support, home flight, relocation & repatriation support, and paid annual leave.  

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the application link here before 14 May 2023 which should include the following:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Anstey, Centre Operations Director at email: If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 8818 0000 – 8564. 

Review of Applications

The academic recruitment campaign will initially run for 2 months from 13 March 2023 to 14 May 2023.  Review of applications is ongoing and shortlisted applicants will be invited for recruitment interviews.

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