The University now invites applications and nominations for:
Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer – The Centre for Self-Access Language Learning - The School of Humanities and Social Science (Ref# 2017-006-01)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (“University”) is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is intended to evolve into a world class research university with strong Chinese cultural influence. It is committed to nurturing high end talents with global perspective, Chinese tradition and social responsibility.
At present, the University has programmes in science, engineering, economic management, and humanities and social science. The University is featured with an international learning environment, a bilingual teaching pedagogy, a collegiate system, general education courses, multidisciplinary programmes and a student-centered educational philosophy.
The aim of creating the School of Humanities and Social Science is to provide foundations in humanities and social science through its teaching for students to gain insights into the past, while enabling them to critically examine contemporary issues, and explore answers for a sustainable future, so that our students can be better positioned to respond to challenges facing China and the world. In the beginning years, our School offers core courses of the University, ranging from language courses to General Education foundation and elective courses, including also IT and PE courses. Our curricula focus on developing students’ analytical abilities, critical comprehension, effective communication skills, IT literacy, as well as their physical fitness, which are essential to their further studies and lifelong learning.
The Self-Access Language Learning Centre (The SALL Centre) is a unit within the School of Humanities and Social Science set up to provide individualized language learning opportunities for students to consolidate and brush up their level of English language proficiency. The Centre is open to all students enrolled at CUHK(SZ), regardless of their levels of study. Learning is completely on students’ own, at the students’ own pace and by the students’ own choice of learning materials.
Services provided at the Centre include computerized English learning programmes, tutoring/consultation, workshops, seminars and the English Table. The e-learning programmes are self-accessed and provide students with the opportunity to reinforce and expand their knowledge and skills in the use of English. Tutoring provides students with face-to-face consultation on problems and issues students may have in using English. Workshops and seminars are offered regularly to students on specific areas of language that may be of interest to students. The English Table is set up to provide opportunities for students to have care free conversations in English.
The University welcomes high caliber faculty of diverse background from around the world to join us and establish a top-tier School of Humanities and Social Science in China.
Applicants should have (i) a post-graduate degree in English, TEFL/TESOL, or (applied) linguistics; (ii) at least three (3) years of teaching experience in ESL/EFL or English at the tertiary level; (iii) proven record of teaching excellence; and (iv) native-like fluency and competence in spoken and written English. Experience in materials writing, programme planning and/or working in a language lab or Writing Centre will be a plus.
The appointee will be responsible for (a) holding workshops and seminars on specific topics in English; (b) tutoring/consultation; (c) developing language learning materials; (d) programme planning; (e) performing duties as assigned and (f) assisting in day-to-day operation of the Centre.
The appointee is expected to commence work in the academic year of 2017-18.
Salary and Fringe Benefits
CUHK(SZ) provides all staff with a rewarding career. Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK(SZ) and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labour laws applicable in the PRC. The appointee will be based at the University campus in Shenzhen, PRC.
Please send full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, recent teaching-related information such as teaching evaluations, a publication list and/or selected abstracts if applicable, and at least three references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications will be considered until the posts are filled.