College of Nano Science & Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, China - English Language Center
Job Details The English Language Center (ELC) at the College of Nano Science & Technology (CNST) in Soochow University in Suzhou, China has an opening for a suitably qualified lecturer in English for Academic Purposes. The ELC is looking for a creative, adaptable and organized lecturer who will be motivated by the challenge of contributing to a young university language center. In addition to teaching some of China’s brightest young minds, the lecturer will work in a small team and be involved in all aspects of curriculum and assessment design, development, and implementation. We are seeking a candidate who thrives on responsibility and can bring enthusiasm, positive energy, flexibility, patience and a can-do attitude to their work. The position is initially for a two-year period, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.
Regular duties for this position include:
Delivering classroom English lessons
Developing syllabi and course materials
Designing, delivering, invigilating, and grading assessments in line with university assessment procedures, including use of relevant documents such as Excel spreadsheets
Providing constructive feedback on students’ performance and coursework as well as academic support through consultations
Cooperation with co-teachers to ensure cohesion of course content and delivery
Other administrative duties related to the ELC
Salary and Benefits The salary offered will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience in the range of RMB 20,000 – 30,000 per month.
Benefits will be available to eligible applicants, and include:
A monthly accommodation allowance
A monthly transport allowance
A one-time relocation reimbursement, including visa assistance
An annual round-trip flight reimbursement
Chinese public medical insurance
30 days’ annual paid leave.
Qualifications and Experience Applicants should have a relevant Master’s degree and/or an English teaching qualification (i.e. CELTA, DELTA, Dip TESOL, PGCE with TEFL/ESL, or equivalent).
Candidates should ideally have two years teaching experience in a higher education environment, preferably in China.
Experience in one or more of the following key fields would also be an advantage:
EAP / ESP curriculum design
An interest or background in science, particularly teaching scientific writing
Experience of teaching Chinese university students
Application and Selection Procedure Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter to Ms. Anna Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org
For an informal discussion, or if you have any further questions, please contact the ELC Head, Mr. Alexander Brandt at email@example.com
The deadline for applications is November 11, 2019 for a start date at the end of February 2020 (classes begin February 24, 2020).
All applicants will receive an acknowledgement message by e-mail, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.
Please note that applications sent from Hotmail addresses are unlikely to be received.
About Soochow University, College of Nano Science & Technology
CNST is located in Suzhou, a city near Shanghai. It is a new college jointly established by Soochow University, Suzhou Industrial Park, and the University of Waterloo in Canada. The college was founded in December 2010, and approved as one of 17 pilot colleges by the Ministry of Education in October 2011, with the hope of reforming China’s higher education system and operation mechanisms. It aims to cultivate students with international vision and international competitiveness.
CNST offers bachelor, master, and PhD degree programs in nano materials and engineering, and is dedicated to high-quality science education that meets the demands of this rapidly changing discipline. Currently, there are 429 undergraduate students and 562 postgraduate students enrolled. Further information about CNST is available on the college website at http://nano.suda.edu.cn/nano_en/