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Preliminary Year Tutor in Mathematics and Science

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Ningbo, China

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The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) is now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Preliminary Year Tutor in Mathematics and Science.

About CELE

Since the development of the Nottingham-Ningbo campus in 2004, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) has aimed to promote high-quality EAP teaching in its structure and support of academic programmes delivered in China. With over 110 academic staff, the CELE operation at UNNC is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is currently supporting students on UNNC Preliminary Year, pre-sessionals, summer schools and in-sessional language and academic skills support programmes.

About You

Applications are invited from suitably qualified teaching professionals able to teach one or more of the following subjects at introductory level: college algebra and calculus, algorithm, and computer programming (Matlab and Latex), chemistry, physics. Successful applicants must have at minimum a master s degree in in their area of specialism. They will be responsible for delivering intensive Preliminary Year courses and support to students both in the classroom and through online/blended teaching. Dependent on tutors aptitude and experience, there is also scope for involvement in specific projects such as summer school teaching.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Teaching up to a maximum of 18 hours per week (to agreed standards from a given syllabus) on credit-bearing Preliminary Year Maths and/or science (chemistry/physics/computer science) courses, as required.

  2. To participate in the assessments and to act as invigilator in such examinations as required. Pastoral and academic care of students via an established personal tutorial system.

  3. To contribute to course and curriculum development and design, including course management, where appropriate. To take part in and contribute to staff development activities consistent with continuous professional development.

  4. To support and comply with the University s teaching quality assurance standards and procedures. Administrative duties relating to teaching (assessment, standardization, lesson preparation, report writing, attendance of regular course and general meetings).

  5. Effective liaison with the Head of CELE, the CELE Director of Education and Student Experience, other members of the management team, and academic staff. To ensure compliance with health and safety requirements in all aspects of work.

  6. To participate in training and staff development events as trainer or trainee as appropriate. To maintain appropriate professional development, expertise and awareness. To undertake other tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably

Person Specification


  1. Master s degree in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science. Recognised qualified teacher status as evidenced by an appropriate PGCHE (or willingness to complete such a programme) or other professionally accredited qualification.

  2. Confidence in analysing students work and in providing constructive and explicit feedback. Ability to work in a team and to teach and assess to agreed criteria. Ability to work under pressure and meet administrative/marking deadlines.

  3. Good oral and written presentation skills, including excellent word-processing skills.

  4. IT skills essential including ability to deliver teaching and support through VLE such as Moodle.

  5. English as a first language, or equivalent English language competence.

  6. Experience of full-time teaching in mathematics and/or science (at least 2 years). Experience of teaching within an English-medium secondary/post-secondary environment and in preparing students for Higher Education. Familiarity with the UK university system.

  7. Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.


  1. A terminal degree in a relevant field. Knowledge of Algorithms, LaTeX and MATLAB software.

  2. Ability to teach both maths and at least one additional subject (among chemistry, physical and computer science).

  3. Experience in using other VLE platforms an advantage (e.g. Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Online Forums etc.).

  4. Evidence of ongoing professional development within the field (e.g. appropriate professional memberships; attendance at conferences; publications and presentations).

  5. Experience of teaching at university Foundation Year level. Experience of teaching students for whom English is not their first language. Experience in blended learning and lecturing large groups.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

Successful candidate will be offered a three-year contract that may be extended by mutual agreement. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We offer international highly competitive salary package and you will have a range of benefits and entitlements, including accommodation allowance, insurances, schooling support, home flight, relocation & repatriation support, and paid annual leave. You will be offered a wider range of Chinese talent schemes application opportunities based on the eligibility of application.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the application link here before 6 May 2024 which should include the following:

  • a cover letter

  • an up-to-date CV

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Anstey, Centre Operations Director, at If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office,

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