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EAP and Academic Skills Tutor

City of Edinburgh (GB)
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

EAP and Academic Skills Tutor

Location: Edinburgh Napier University International College

Type of contract: Permanent, Fixed Term and Sessional

Starting Date: 1st December

Salary: Competitive


Job purpose

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and motivated English and Academic Skills teachers to join our teaching team. Your role will involve teaching and assessing international students to ensure they are ready for their undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Modules include Academic English, English for Masters Preparation and Advanced Academic literacy. You will support learners in all aspects of their educational studies using both pre-prepared materials, innovation within your teaching as well as utilising e-learning opportunities where appropriate.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new and rapidly growing college with opportunities to help shape the project as we look to substantially grow over the next 12 months. If you feel you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required for this role, we look forward to receiving your application.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver English and Academic Skills modules to international pre-university students from a range of linguistic, educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Work with the Head of EAP and the rest of the EAP team to develop new materials for a wide range of English and Academic Skills modules.
  • Remain sensitive to the expectations of different nationalities whilst encouraging an open and questioning approach to learning that leads students to become independent learners
  • Provide academic support for students, as appropriate, through consultations and tutorials, demonstrating a willingness to offer extra advice outside normal class hours
  • Develop and maintain an encouraging classroom environment in which accepted rules of behaviour are consistently applied
  • Select, prepare, develop and use teaching and learning materials appropriate for international students
  • Assess students throughout their modules, regularly creating, providing and marking both formative and summative evaluations
  • Provide detailed oral and written feedback to students and other stakeholders, for example, the College Manager and Director, as required
  • Carry out administrative and record-keeping tasks associated with teaching and assessment (e.g. accurate attendance records, student progress reports, schemes of work, test invigilation)
  • Assist the development of module templates, schemes of work, assessment materials & Handbooks
  • Populate the VLE (Blackboard) with relevant materials for students to access
  • Attend and contribute to college meetings and training sessions as required
  • Act as a positive ambassador for Oxford International pathway programmes
  • Adhere to both the ENU and ENUIC policies & codes of conduct for staff


This job description is provided as a guide to the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities. It may be subject to periodic revision to meet business requirements.


Person specification


Statutory requirements

  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK
  • Appropriate DBS Disclosure


  • A recognised TEFL qualification such as CELTA and DELTA.
  • MA TESOL, MA Education or MA Applied Linguistics

Experience and Knowledge

  • Significant relevant teaching & assessing experience, preferably within a UK further education context
  • Recent experience of teaching in a university embedded international college
  • Experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes and a range of academic skills to cohorts of international students within an FE or HE setting.

Personal Qualities

  • Empathy with international students and an understanding of their needs
  • Flexibility & adaptability
  • Excellent communication skills, oral & written Commitment to the development of ENUIC
  • Experience of teaching international students
  • Understanding of the higher education environment
  • High level IT skills


How to apply

Applications should be made by sending a full CV with a 1-page supporting statement to .


For more information on Oxford International

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Oxford International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service, as this job involves working with children. This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Oxford International is an equal-opportunity employer. Every applicant and employee has the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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