English Language Teacher

Darlington, Australia
$109.59 per hour + Super
11 Jul 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Be part of a supportive collegial environment
  • Seeking Casual English Language Teachers for up to 4 months (with possibility of extension)
  • Between 8 - 20 hours of scheduled teaching per week
  • $109.59 per hour + Super

About the opportunity

As an English Language Teacher, you will teach English language programs to international students at the University's Centre for English Teaching (CET).

We are developing an eligibility list of Casual Teachers for our peak period consisting of 5-week terms commencing from August 2023 through to January 2024.

Available positions are mostly for experienced teachers of Academic English, full-time (20 hours per week) and part time (8 - 12 hours per week).

Classes are held Mondays - Fridays between 8.30am-1.00pm or 1.30pm-6.00pm and delivered on-campus.

Your key responsibilities

  • design, develop, prepare and deliver the language programs offered by CET and perform related administrative tasks. Specifically, demonstrate effective ELICOS industry best practice and represent the public face of CET to students and others (as necessary) in order to sustain and build our business
  • assist in the design, development, preparation, administration, marking, evaluation and feedback to students of the assessment and testing services used in CET
  • help create a team environment within the academic department by supporting colleagues, and contributing to the effective organisation and delivery of quality English language courses offered to CET students
  • address individual student needs and concerns both in and outside the classroom. Liaise with
    Education Manager(s), CET Business Operations Manager and/or Counsellor on matters of urgency
  • undertake CET + Learning Hub and University of Sydney professional development activities to ensure best practice in teaching. Assist in orientation and mentoring of new teachers
  • other duties as directed by Education Managers and Director.

Essential attributes (as demonstrated in the Assessment Centre)

  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Leadership and organisational skills
  • Experience and skills in blended learning
  • Initiative, adaptability and flexibility
  • High level of cultural awareness

Qualifications required:

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience in teaching high level academic English
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Experience in teaching across a range of programs (academic, general, English for Health Professionals, English for Engineers, other ESP)
  • Postgraduate degree

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

Please indicate your availability in your application.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Applications Close

Tuesday 31 October 2023 11:59 PM

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