Skip to main content

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Academic English

200,000 RMB(21,824GBP) to 310,000 RMB(33,827GBP) annually
Closing date
31 Jul 2024


Location:  China
Salary:  The salary range will be from 200,000 RMB(21,824GBP) to 310,000 RMB(33,827GBP) annually.
Please note that the tax rate in China is approximately 10%.
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 July 2024
Reference:  013524

Full-Time Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Academic English

Surrey International Institute in Dalian, China is seeking motivated EAP teachers to join a dynamic and student-focussed team. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your expertise while working in a supportive and innovative international institute.

The University

Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (DUFE), founded in 1952, is one of the leading universities in China in the areas of finance, economics, management and tourism.

Surrey International Institute (SII), located on a uniquely-positioned DUFE campus, is an academic partnership between DUFE in Dalian and the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Its growing Business Management Programme, Tourism Management Programme and Accounting and Finance Programme have an established international reputation.



  • MA/PhD in TESOL or ELT or Applied Linguistics or recognized Diploma Level EFL qualification, for example DELTA; 
  • Minimum of two-years teaching experience


  • CELTA and/or specific qualification in Teaching English for Academic purposes 
  • Experience of teaching at a recognized university or at a tertiary level 
  • Teaching experience in Asia or overseas is highly desirable
  • As well as having a good knowledge of EAP and ESAP, proven university teaching skills, and relevant professional experience, our ideal candidate will:
  • Show an awareness of quality assurance processes in higher education;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with minimum supervision, maintain effective communication with colleagues and use initiative to resolve problems or find information;
  • Understand how effective pedagogy can enhance the student experience.
  • Successful applicants will be given guidance on how to apply for a visa and work permit to meet the current regulations of the Chinese government.

Duties and responsibilities

Develop new teaching methods that encourage positive interactions and overall student development.

Plan, deliver and critically review a range of teaching and assessment activities appropriate to students' levels;

Set and/or promptly mark coursework, practical sessions and examinations, and provide appropriate feedback to students in accordance with assessment criteria and marking rubrics;

Offer regular consultation times in weekly office hours (two hours per week in term time) and other extra-curricular support for students seeking guidance on their subjects, advice on assessments or other related matters;

Participate in peer classroom observations and other staff development initiatives aimed at improving quality. Please note, the University offers Continuous Professional Development (CPD) support to all its academic staff.

Successful applicants will join a diverse team of EAP Lecturers in SII's Centre for Academic English Studies (CAES).

Students’ level: Undergraduate, year 1 

Students’ number: 20-28 students / group

Calendar (Note: the calendar could be adjusted based on specific semester):

Fall Semester :20 wks, from September to middle of January

  • September: salaried but normally teaching-free due to students’ military training     
  • October-December:teaching      
  • First half of January: grading / grades submission / exams invigilation)
  • Winter break: 6 wks, from Second half of January to February

Spring Semester: 20 wks: from March to middle of July

  • March-June: teaching    
  • First half of July: grading / grades submission / exams invigilations                    
  • Summer break: 6 wks, from second half of July to August

Additional breaks: New Year’s Day in January; Tomb Sweeping Day in April; Labour Day in May; Dragon Boat Festival in June;Mid-Autumn Festival in September; National Holiday in October;

Remuneration Package

We are offering a very competitive salary package that matches those of the best universities in China.

The salary offered will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience, and the salary range will be from 200,000 RMB(21,824GBP) to 310,000 RMB(33,827GBP) annually. Please note that the tax rate in China is approximately 10%.

Expatriate benefits will be available to eligible applicants, such as a relocation allowance, housing allowance, medical insurance, medical allowance and allowance for personal laptop use.

Please read about the life and work in China on:

We recognise the diversity of the ELT profession. However, applicants are advised that in line with the current legislation in China Chinese HE institutions can normally only recruit EAP lecturers who hold a nationality or a passport from an Anglophone country. Please also note that due to local visa regulations, maximum age restrictions are likely to apply. Please contact us for more details.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your CV, a brief covering letter, the main page of your passport and two reference letters of former employers to

Only applicants who meet the selection criteria will receive a reply from us. 

Applications will be processed on receipt until the post is filled

For further questions on the advertised positions, please contact:

Ms. Wang Linfei (Nina)
HR officer
Surrey International Institute (SII)
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE)
Dalian, P.R.China
T: +86-411-84711306

Email details to a friend

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert