Job Opportunities

The UCD Applied Language Centre (ALC) offers a wide range of programmes in the following areas:

    • English as a foreign and second language
    • English for Academic Purposes pathways for international students
    • Global languages modules for undergraduate and graduate students
    • Graduate programes in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langauges (TESOL)

The ALC is Ireland's largest and most experienced Examination Centre for IELTS and Cambridge English examinations with test dates offered regularly each month. The cenre has more than 3,000 students taking courses and 5,000 examination candidates each year.

For current job opportunities at the ALC see below.

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English Teaching Position at Chang’an University, Xi’an, China

Chang’an University, in Xi’an, China, is recruiting teachers to teach English to students on the UCD-Chang’an Dual Degree Programme.

Teachers will teach General English, IELTS, and Academic English with an emphasis on speaking and writing skills. Typically 10 hours per week.


- Bachelor’s Degree

- Certified EFL qualification (CELTA / Trinity TESOL)

- 2 years teaching experience

 Salary and Benefits:

- 10,000 RMB per month

- Fully equipped one-bedroom apartment provided.

- Round trip air ticket for one-year contract.

- Vacation allowance.

 Further details:

If you would like to discuss the position, please contact Dr Alex Runchman:

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, scanned copy of passport, and scanned copies of degree and teaching certificates to Professor Guanghui Yang at

Spanish Teaching Position (maternity cover)

The Applied Language Centre offers language electives to non-specialist language learners as part of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UCD.

We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals with expertise in the delivery of language teaching in SpanishThis work involves 8-10 hours per week (Monday and Wednesday) for 12 weeks starting on September 10, 2018.

Part-time teachers are paid monthly at agreed hourly rates.

Those interested must have a degree and should have prior experience of teaching in the target language in a professional setting. A teaching qualification is also desirable. 

Please email a cover letter and CV to by 5pm Friday August 10th, 2018.