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Thank you for your interest in employment at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

We take exceptional pride in recruiting and developing outstanding individuals who share our vision to be the leading Australian provider of higher education in Asia. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe in the importance of providing a great place for our employees to grow and develop professionally. We have a culture that values mutual respect, integrity, creativity and teamwork.

Join us as we continue our development as a vibrant, multicultural and excellent organisation in education and research.

Head of Department English Language Preparatory Program

Job no: 492538
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Singapore

Head of Department – English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP)

The Head of Department (HoD) ELPP provides academic leadership to the English department, in particular the English Language Preparatory Program, which enables international students who do not meet minimum English language requirements to develop their English skills to the level where they can succeed on a tertiary program at JCU.  The HoD manages the English department, a team of full-time and sessional staff who teach into this program and other language based subjects, and ensures that all provision meets strict internal and external quality standards. 



  • Ensure that the ELPP complies with both JCUS policies and NEAS Quality standards and entry requirements
  • Teach into ELPP program as appropriate
  • Manage requirements for QA, accreditation programs and program improvement
  • Develop and maintain a robust quality assurance system in-line with TEQSA requirements
  • Manage day to day operations, supervise marking, moderation & approval of exam results and teach into the program. Collate and maintain student academic data
  • Provide academic advice to students and collaborate with Learning Support to provide appropriate support to ELPP students
  • Ensure adequate progression of the students on the ELPP
  • Supervise the review and development of the ELPP program
  • Manage class, teaching allocations, resources & teach into the program
  • Manage a team of full-time and sessional staff; including recruitment, performance management, student feedback and Peer Review of Teaching
  • Develop and maintain Continuing Professional Development Program for ELPP teaching staff


Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience as Head of Department or in a similar position
  • Degree in any discipline PLUS
  • Post Graduate Diploma in TESOL or equivalent
  • 5 years’ TESOL experience
  • Experience of working in tertiary education
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • High level organisational and planning skills


We thank you for your interest and regret we are only able to notify shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right to invite applications or, alternatively, not to make an appointment or make an appointment at a lower job grade.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University (registered as James Cook University Pte Ltd in Singapore) is a wholly owned company of James Cook University Australia.  The University offers Bachelor & Post-Graduate Programs in Business, Psychology, Information Technology & Education at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

* The Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017

# The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) program is also available

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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