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Academic Tutor (AES)

Closing date for applications:  27 June 2017

Permanent Tutors of Academic English x 4

September 2017 start

The International Study Centre based on the University of Sussex campus is currently looking for four permanent tutors to deliver Academic English Skills to our International Foundation, International Year One and Pre Masters students.

These are permanent full time positions but we will consider applications for part-time work with a minimum availability of 0.5 FTE.

We are looking for inspirational teachers with the experience, skills and commitment to deliver high quality teaching and the ability to provide the support our international students require to achieve their full potential. Candidates should be qualified to at least undergraduate level, have a Diploma in teaching English as a Foreign Language and previous experience teaching English for academic purposes. A teaching qualification and/or Masters qualification would be an advantage.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities 

Student learning experience

  • Contribute to the delivery and development of modules and teaching sessions offered by the Sussex ISC
  • Prepare and deliver teaching seminar and tutorial sessions, with a normal teaching load of up to 25 hours per week
  • Prepare module tests and other forms of formative and summative assessments
  • Mark students’ formative and summative assessments submissions and provide timely feedback to students on their performance, including writing regular student reports and tutorials
  • Develop and update course material for modules and teaching sessions, including module material for the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Work with the Centre’s Operations team in the delivery of induction, orientation and registration programmes.
  • Notify and liaise with colleagues where necessary to ensure all students receive appropriate on-going welfare and progression support

Quality and standards assurance and enhancement

  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module and teaching session level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of courses
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance
  • Attend and contribute to standardisation, moderation and other quality assurance meetings

Academic management and personal development

  • Participating in regular meetings with teaching and support staff contributing to the effective overall management of the programme and student life cycle
  • Maintain and submit accurate and timely records of teaching and other activities
  • Participate in regular training and development activities and maintain a log of these activities
  • Carry out any other duties as required from time to time by the Centre Director and/or Deputy Centre Director.

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training

  • Diploma in English language teaching
  • A Bachelor degree in the relevant subject area. Candidates with further qualifications in the subject area will be welcome and a Master’s qualification is normally essential for teaching on international year 1 and the pre-masters programmes.
  • Recognised teaching qualification (Desirable)
  • Master’s in related discipline (Desirable)

Experience Required

  • Experience of teaching in UK higher or further education and experience of working with international students
  • EAP experience for teachers of English

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to develop and update teaching material and preferably experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment
  • Competence in teaching and administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.)
  • A student-centred and client-focused approach
  • A commitment to continuous professional development
  • Strong record-keeping skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to be a performance-driven team player.

Organisational Compliance

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder.

The ISC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check


Please send your covering letter and completed application form to Please send your application form and cover letter to Diana Amadis, Head of English and Employability Skills.

Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

Application deadline 27 June 2017