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Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes: Pre-Sessional Programme Director (Summer Vacation)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF41698

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 12/08/2022

Job live date: 22/06/2022

Salary: £42,149-£51,800 per annum

Employment type: AR-Academic (Lecturer)

Department: International Study & Language Institute

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 35

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Permanent

The International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) delivers academic English, academic study skills and courses for external clients, among a wide range of other activities. This work supports the University’s international students and the academic staff involved in their teaching and development, as well as driving forward the University’s Global Engagement Strategy.

EAP Lecturers are on teaching-intensive academic contracts and teach across one or more of ISLI’s programme areas: the Pre-Sessional English programme, the Academic English Programme (In-Sessional provision), the International Foundation Programme, professional development courses, the visiting students’ programme, the University-wide Global Graduate modules, and transnational education provision.

This is a permanent appointment at Lecturer level, with starting spinal point determined by experience and the opportunity to apply in the future for personal promotion to the grade of Associate Professor. The appointee will be Programme Director for the recently reviewed PSE summer programme for four years in the first instance, with academic and operational oversight for the large Pre-sessional cohort studying in the summer vacation period for 14, 10 or 6 weeks, after which there will be the option to move into another role within ISLI.

You will have:

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification (Applied Linguistics/TESOL/EAP) and ideally a Level 7 teaching qualification (DELTA, DipTESOL, PGCE) 
  • Experience teaching EAP and Academic Literacies in a range of contexts
  • Ability to lead, manage and develop teaching staff and teaching programmes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues within and beyond the School

An active interest in EAP-related scholarship of teaching and learning.

Closing date: 12th August 2022

​​​​​​​Interview date: 13th September 2022

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of EAP

Contact role:

Head of ISLI

Contact name:

Karin Whiteside

Contact name:

David Carter

Contact phone:

0118 378 5392

Contact phone:

0118 378 6473

Contact email:

Contact email:

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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