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Writing Instructor in SSU Writing Center team
UAE University


Date Posted Mar. 18, 2022
Title Writing Instructor in SSU Writing Center team
University UAE University
Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department University College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Applied Linguistics
    English as a Second Language
    English
    Creative or Technical Writing
 
 

Job Description

University College’s Student Success Unit (SSU) is seeking a well-qualified and experienced writing specialist to join the SSU Writing Center team. Writing center instructors provide expert tuition and support in English-medium reading and writing skills development for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, from a wide range of academic disciplines. The main duties of this position comprise but are not limited to provision of one-to-one and small group tutorials on English-medium academic reading and writing skills; design and delivery of writing and reading skills workshops targeting students in various undergraduate and postgraduate programs; development of self-access learning materials, including multimedia resources, to meet the writing and reading needs and interests of UAEU students. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics or a closely related field. Please note that all teachers working in the UAE must receive equivalency certification from the Ministry of Education for their qualifications.
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years’ experience teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in a higher education institution.

Preferred Qualifications

  • In addition to a master’s degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, or related field, an additional teaching qualification, such as a DELTA, Trinity Dip TESOL, or PGCE in a relevant field, is desirable.

Skills & Experience

Required:

  • Experience in and commitment to student-centered instructional approaches.
  • Confidence and expertise in advising writers across academic disciplines and at different academic levels.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues from a range of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proactive in identifying students’ learning needs and making constructive suggestions for program development.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to meet program goals.
  • Willing to engage in professional development and self-directed training to meet program goals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and experience in using online learning platforms, such as Blackboard.

Desirable:

  • Instructional experience of professional communication/writing for the workplace, multimodal composition, and/or creative writing.
  • Experience in creating multimedia instructional materials and familiarity with associated software.
  • Experience of leading, or contributing to, student engagement initiatives.

 


 
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