PHBS EAP Lecturer for ESC Centre
2023-10-16 10:08:00
Job Title: EAP Lecturer
Peking University HSBC Business School seeks EAP lecturers with experience teaching academic writing in English. There is the possibility of either a full or adjunct position.
Peking University HSBC Business School
Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) is located in Shenzhen (adjacent to Hong Kong, SAR), PRC, as part of Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School. PHBS is an international business school offering programs leading to master’s degrees in economics, finance, and management, as well as MBA and Ph.D. All instruction is in English, and students must write and defend their master’s thesis in English. International students comprise approximately 20% of the student body within these programs. Internationalization of the Shenzhen Graduate School is an active focus, with PHBS leading the way.
The writing course at PHBS is designed to introduce students to academic writing in English. It is an initial engagement with the processes they will require for their final year dissertation and the fulfillment of other written assignments during their study.
For many second language learners (L2), particularly Chinese students, writing in English has often been taught as a function of language learning, focused mainly on vocabulary building and grammar, and usually to prepare students for tests. This approach overlooks the act of writing as communication.
Using a communicative approach, this course looks to develop students’ four core skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), emphasizing content development through process writing and peer review. This is much more than reproducing language, and at the heart of the process is critical thinking, which transcends second-language acquisition as a higher-order skill demanded by employers and universities. Reasoning and argument are paramount, with students writing to think as well as thinking to write. As such, the focus is on students producing a persuasive written academic text and, ultimately, a defensible master’s thesis.

Main Work Responsibilities:
1. Provide high-quality teaching. The full-time teaching load is six three-credit courses per academic year, segmented into nine-week modules (quarters), with an optional exam in the 10th week. Adjunct faculty are contracted per course.
2. Full-time faculty will support the work of the English Skills Center, i.e., holding regular office hours, facilitating tutorials, or developing special focus workshops, as needed.
3. Full-time faculty will provide additional relevant school services.
4. Adjunct faculty are exempt from providing additional service to the English Skills Center or PHBS but must provide office hours or appointment availability to meet with students upon request.
Work Location: Shenzhen (Xili University Town), Guangdong Province, China
Work Type: Full-time or part-time
Please state in your application a preference for the full or part-time (adjunct) position.
Contract: 1-year contract with the possibility to extend to 3 years.
Work Visa/Residence Permit: Provided for full-time faculty. The adjunct faculty is expected to live in China and possess a residence permit.
Salary: Highly competitive
Start Date: January 2024
Application Deadline: 19th November; the interviews will be held during the week commencing from 20th November 2023
- An excellent first degree;
- Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, ESL/EFL, English Writing and Rhetoric, Communication, or a related field;
- Excellent standard of written and spoken English;
- 2+ years of experience teaching EAP in a higher education institution;
- Experience in writing an extended thesis or scholarly publication;
- Evidence of excellent cultural awareness and intercultural communication skills;
- Evidence of teaching excellence;
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students and colleagues;
- Ability to use IT for teaching, assessment, and record keeping.
- Previous work or study experience in China;
- 2+ years of experience teaching EAP at postgraduate level in a higher education institution;
- PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, ESL/EFL, English Writing and Rhetoric, Communication, or a related field;
- Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL;
- Cambridge DELTA or Trinity DipTESOL;
- Experience in proofreading and editing scholarly publications.
Additional Benefits (full-time faculty):
-     Summer and winter break
-     Public medical insurance (government Social Security card) or medical insurance subsidy
-     Free commute buses
-     PHBS Government Housing
To apply, please fill in the online application form through HERE and provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, any writing samples, three reference letters (sent separately by letter writers), and evidence of effective teaching.
If you have any queries regarding the application, please email Cynthia Zheng at