EAP Teaching Fellow
The post holder will undertake the role of English for Academic Purposes Teaching Fellow on one of our Presessional programmes – EAP UG, EAP PG, BME and UNC - for a fixed-period of time over the summer. The primary aim of the programmes is to prepare students with the English language and academic skills they will need to help with their chosen academic programme. The post holder will be responsible for the teaching of a group of up to 15 students. The post holder will need to liaise with a partner teacher(s) on the second marking and moderating of student assignments.
The post holder will prepare and deliver lessons for modules in case study analysis, academic writing, presentation skills, language for seminars, listening skills and academic reading. S/he will also be expected to access materials from the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas.
The EAP UG course is open to students under the age of 18, and teachers working on this course will have a legal duty of care to safeguard the welfare of those students. The University of Birmingham also has a responsibility to:
• Follow up all references
• Seek explanation regarding all gaps in CVs
• Acquire proof of identity and all qualifications
• Ask referees whether there is any reason why the employee should not be employed in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18
• Ask all applicants for a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed. Applicants based overseas will be required to supply evidence of an equivalent check from their country of residence.
Accommodation is available on campus from the 10 week stage. We do offer an accommodation allowance for those staff staying in UoB accommodation. Please note this is a taxable benefit. More information is available on request
Please note, applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications, providing applications meet the role criteria.
However, non-EEA candidates will not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website ( www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration).
Class teachers for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses should have TEFLQ status as outlined in the British Council guidelines.
We are also recruiting Language Support Tutors (LSTs) to provide additional classes to students who need extra support. For these posts, we can accept applicants with TEFLI status (CELTA, Trinity Cert. and relevant experience).