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Teaching Fellow in Civil Engineering

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching in Civil Engineering and related topics? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience?

As a Teaching Fellow you will work closely with colleagues from the School of Civil Engineering to carry out teaching and support and management within the School, Faculty and University specifically for our Joint School Programme with Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) in Chengdu, China.

Undergraduate students at the Joint School study four-year Bachelor degrees, with a common first year that focuses on core study skills and knowledge in English (including development of language skills and technical skills in mathematics and physics). From year two onwards students study specialist modules based around their choice of major (Civil Engineering with Transport, Computer Science, Electronic & Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering). All study, teaching and assessment are in English, mirroring the Leeds syllabus for each degree programme, supplemented by additional material to ensure that requirements for the relevant SWJTU degree are also met.

This post will be part of the University’s “flying faculty” staff. This post-holder will be required to live in Chengdu, whilst working at the Joint School, for the majority of term time (up to 180 days), to deliver and manage the teaching in China; the remainder of the time will be based at the University of Leeds.

You will need both an undergraduate degree, and a Masters degree or higher, in Civil Engineering or equivalent, and some experience of delivering teaching in UK and/or China. You will also need to be fluent in both Chinese (Mandarin/Putonghua) and English.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Andrew Sleigh, Director of Student Education

Tel: +44 (0)113 3432398 or email: 

Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Chengdu (China) and Leeds
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Category:  Teaching
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  90% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (5 years, starting September 2019)
Release Date:  Friday 12 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 August 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 22 August 2019
Reference:  ENGCV1104
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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