Spanish Language Tutor



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The salary range for the positions is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s educational, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances.

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Applications are invited for Spanish language teaching positions in the Modern Languages Centre (MLC) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Candidates are sought for a January 2020 start date or as soon thereafter as possible.

There will be opportunities for Spanish language tutors to be involved in a range of different types of delivery, including:

  • Compulsory credit-bearing Spanish language modules on the university’s “International Business with a Language” BA degree programme, which allows students to study Spanish continuously through their degree up to CEFR B2 level 
  • Optional credit-bearing Spanish language modules available to undergraduate students
  • Spanish language courses that are an optional component of postgraduate degrees
  • Out-of-class Spanish language support activities
  • Coordination of content for an overseas summer Spanish immersion programme in Argentina

There will also be the opportunity for a member of the Spanish teaching team to take on a managerial role with responsibility for the coordination and leadership of the Spanish teaching programmes. Additionally, there are opportunities for all staff to develop their careers by taking on wider managerial and administrative roles, as well as by contributing to both MLC and university-level committees. All managerial, administrative and committee roles are appointed to on a fixed-term basis, thus providing all staff members with a range of options to take on responsibilities in areas that interest them.


Essential qualifications/experience​
Successful applicants should be educated to at least Master’s degree level in a relevant area (e.g. Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language; Hispanic Studies; Latin American Studies), and should have at least two years of post-master’s relevant teaching experience, preferably at university level or in a commercial environment. Additionally, applicants should have a good standard of written and spoken English, as this is the working language of the university.

Desirable qualifications/experience
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who can demonstrate a dynamic, current and innovative engagement in one or more of the following areas: technology enhanced language learning (especially pedagogical uses of VR/AI); content and language integrated learning (especially where the focus is on inter- and transcultural dimensions of contemporary cultures and societies); Spanish for professional purposes (including translation, public service interpreting and multilingual working environments); communicative and task-based methodologies (especially syllabus and materials design including cross-mapped benchmarking and skills-oriented assessment); and problem-based language learning (preferably with emotional intelligence development embedded). In addition we are looking to expand teaching on and through the varieties of Latin American Spanish.

Cómo solicitar 

Please submit all applications to
Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:

  • A cover letter specifying your suitability for the role
  • A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  • Contact details for three references

Enquiries may be addressed to the Staff Management Team at Please quote the position and job ID (995958) in your enquiry.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Chris Harris, incoming Director of the XJTLU Modern Languages Centre at

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above.



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