Academic Leader

The University of Essex International College (UEIC)

£37,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus potential + benefits


Are you a teaching professional with experience of leading a high-performing teaching team? Are you looking for a role somewhere you can grow and develop your career? The University of Essex International College (UEIC) is now recruiting. Join us and be part of our team!

The University of Essex International College has been set up in partnership with the University of Essex to provide new routes for international students wishing to study degrees at the University. The University of Essex is one of the most international universities in Britain and is also known for its bold approach to teaching, research and innovation. Located in the historic Constable Building on the University’s Colchester campus, the College delivers undergraduate Foundation, International Year One, Pre-Master’s and Pre-Sessional English programmes and a range of other support and extracurricular services.


To be considered for the role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate a pedagogical approach that is appropriate and effective with international students and this will be demonstrated through the teaching of modules appropriate to your specialist area.


We are also looking for the candidate to have competent management skills, be student focussed, performance driven and able to work within an environment with many competing priorities. The successful candidate will be required to manage a number of modules and programmes and will need to have experience of and enthusiasm for using innovative teaching and learning methods. This will include Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) tools in curriculum design and delivery in flipped and collaborative learning environments.


For a full job description and person description, please click here.


Special Requirements:

This appointment will be subject to clearance from the Disclosure Barring Service (formerly CRB). Employment is conditional upon successful DBS clearance and on receiving satisfactory references. Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.


Application method and closing date

Please apply with CV and covering letter, explaining why you believe you are a suitable candidate for the role and your motivation for joining our team.


If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Michelle Gibbons, Learning and Teaching Director at: Please note that this role is based full-time on the University of Essex campus in Colchester, Essex.


This is a non-exhaustive list of the duties of the above role and the person specification of the job holder. The Company reserves the right to amend this document as the needs of the business require.


Closing Date for applications: Monday, 30th May 2022

Interviews to take place on campus the week commencing Monday, 6th June 2022

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If you would like to be considered for an interview under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please complete this form or email us on

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

About Kaplan International Pathways 

Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc., offers international students a wide range of flexible study options - from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan through to full degree programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Through our academic partnerships with leading universities, our expertise in student recruitment, our exceptional teaching and a real focus on customer service and pastoral care, each year we are proud to welcome thousands of students from more than 100 countries through the doors of our colleges. 


In the UK, we operate 9 campus-based colleges in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, University of Brighton, University of Essex, University of York and University of West of England, Bristol and an off-campus college in London offering pathways to 7 leading well-ranked UK universities. 

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