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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in English, SII-DUFE, Dalian, China


Location:  China
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Wednesday 03 June 2020
Closing Date:  Monday 20 July 2020
Reference:  023520

The University

Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (DUFE), founded in 1952, is one of the leading universities in China in the areas of finance, economics, management and tourism.

Surrey International Institute (SII), located on a uniquely-positioned DUFE campus, is an academic partnership between DUFE in Dalian and the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Its growing Business Management Programme, Tourism Management Programme and Accounting and Finance Programme have an established international reputation.

NB: This appointment is not with the University of Surrey, the appointment will be made by DUFE and the successful candidate will be employed by DUFE.


  • MA/PhD in TESOL or ELT or Applied Linguistics (essential); DELTA or Trinity Dip TESOL or PGCE TEFL (desirable)
  • Experience in teaching at a recognized university or at a tertiary level
  • Lecturers should normally have three to five (at least two) years of teaching experience
  • Awareness of quality assurance processes in higher education
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, maintain effective communication with colleagues and use initiative to resolve problems or find information
  • Teaching experience in Asia or overseas is highly desirable

Successful applicants will be given guidance on how to apply for a visa and work permit to meet the current regulations of the Chinese government.


Our ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of EAP and ESAP, proven university teaching skills, along with relevant professional experience in the following areas:

  • Developing new teaching methods that encourage positive interactions and overall student development.
  • Teaching in different subject areas relative to member's capabilities.
  • Planning, delivering and critically reviewing a range of teaching and assessment activities appropriate to students' levels.
  • Setting and/or promptly marking coursework, practical sessions and examinations, and providing appropriate feedback to students in accordance with marking instructions.
  • Offering regular consultation times in weekly office hours (two hours per week in term time) and other extra-curricular support for students seeking guidance on their subjects, advice on assessments or other related matters.
  • Participating in peer classroom observations or other staff development initiatives aimed at improving quality. The University offers Continuous Professional Development (CPD) support to all its academic staff.

Successful applicants will join a diverse team of EAP Lecturers in SII's Centre for Academic English Studies (CAES).

Students’ level: Undergraduate, year 1

Students’ number: 20-25 students / group

COVID 19 Situation

If travel to China is not possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic, teaching will take place remotely. This will be timetabled to with teachers’ location in mind, but applicants should be aware that there might be some evening hours or early morning teaching.

Remuneration Package

We are offering a very competitive salary package that matches those of the best universities in China.

The salary offered will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience, and the salary range will be from 250,000 RMB to 310,000 RMB annually. Please note that the tax rate in China is approximately 10%.

Expatriate benefits will be available to eligible applicants, such as a relocation allowance, medical insurance, medical allowance and allowance for personal laptop use.

We are offering a free apartment on campus or a corresponding housing allowance instead.

Please read about the life and work in China on:

We recognise the diversity of the ELT profession. However, applicants are advised that in line with the current legislation in China Chinese HE institutions can normally recruit EAP lecturers who hold a nationality or a passport from an Anglophone country. Please check the weblink below to see the list. bPD9zP

Application Procedure

NB: Please do not apply via the University of Surrey website, any applications submitted in this way will not be processed.

To apply, please send your CV, a brief covering letter, the main page of your passport and two reference letters of former employers to Only the applicants who meet the selection criteria will receive a reply from us. For further questions on the advertised positions, please contact:

Ms. Wang Linfei (Nina), HR Officer, Surrey International Institute, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, P.R.China

T: +86-411-84711306



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