Associate Lecturer – Pre Sessional English
Website University of Northampton
About the job
Interview date: Week Commencing 15 March 2021
The University of Northampton is seeking to appoint experienced EAP teachers to contribute to the delivery of its summer 2021 Online Pre-Sessional English programme.
Teachers will be involved in all aspects of Online Pre-Sessional provision (including the planning and delivery of classes, student feedback and support) and will be expected to teach 15 hours per week and attend weekly staff meetings and development sessions. Teachers must commit for the entire duration of the course.
The Pre-sessional will be delivered remotely using a flipped approach. Teachers will teach synchronous classes using the VLE Blackboard.
All Associate Lecturers take part in a formal observation which aims to open up a dialogue about TEAP practice and development.
We currently have vacancies for the following courses:
PEP EAP 6-week course
27th July 2021 – 15th Sept 2021
(Including induction days)
Applicants must have a first degree and a CELTA (or equivalent). A DELTA (or equivalent), TEAP qualification and/or a Master’s degree in a cognate subject (e.g. TESOL, Applied Linguistics) is highly desirable.
You should have significant experience in EFL and/or EAP with experience of developing/adapting teaching materials to ensure alignment with programme learning outcomes.
You should have experience of conducting and marking formative and summative assessments, and providing high quality feedback to students and have the ability to complete teaching related administrative tasks accurately and efficiently.
You must be competent and confident in your use of ICT and learning technologies.
In order to teach on the course, you will require access to the following equipment:
A computer/laptop (not less than 5 years old)
Headset with microphone
Reliable, fast broadband
First degree (any discipline) or equivalent relevant experience.
A recognised TEFL qualification.
Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults (DELTA) (or equivalent).
Master’s degree in a cognate subject (e.g. TESOL, Applied Linguistics)
Library and Learning Services
Educational Linguistics sits within the Department of Library and Learning Services. It has designed the pre-sessional to reflect innovative practice in EAP teaching and assessment.
As well as running the pre-sessional the department also runs MA and BA programmes and the CELTA.
Informal inquiries can be sent to Hazel McAllister, Pre-Sessional Programme Leader:
The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice
This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.
The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.
Right To Work
All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.
Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.
Equality & Diversity
We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.