FIE offers unrivalled, life-changing study abroad programmes for US undergraduate students in the UK, Ireland and Spain. We create active educational experiences that expand minds, foster cultural intelligence and open up exciting future opportunities. We are a values-driven community, invested in making a difference. We advance sustainable thinking, enabling students to positively impact their community, society and the wider world.

FIE London is currently seeking to contract qualified, enthusiastic, and confident sessional instructors to teach the first-year undergraduate course in College Writing: Britain as a Text in autumn 2024.

The ideal instructor will have a relevant postgraduate degree, doctorate preferred, in a directly related field such as English or writing; or alternatively a degree in a different field but with ample experience teaching a similar course. Experience teaching American undergraduates at a range of levels is preferred as FIE classes are delivered to undergraduates from a variety of institutions, predominantly American universities. This class in particular is for first-year undergraduate students, so experience or interest in working with this level is strongly preferred. Faculty are responsible for all aspects of course preparation, teaching, and assessment.

FIE’s courses are designed so that students can actively participate in their host country’s culture. All courses are supported by co-curricular activities (field trips, site visits, guest speakers, interactive experiences) that foster community connection and understanding. By discovering and experiencing knowledge beyond the classroom students shape their own perspective of the world. Anyone who teaches for us must be willing and eager to use the location of London in creative ways, incorporating experiential components as part of their teaching delivery strategy.

College Writing engages students in the writing process by building on and expanding existing literacy skills including: writing, revision, reading, speaking and listening. Students work on a diverse range of styles and forms to expand their choices as writers, ranging from informal in-class exercises to serious critical analysis; from on-the-spot notebook jottings to the final essay. Student writing is informed by reading, research, analysis, and discussion, along with the things that fascinate and trouble students. During the course, students look at ‘reading’ in its broadest form, exploring ways of reading landscapes, images, sounds, and people, as well as texts.


A course outline is available on request.


Hours for course: 42 contact hours.

Pay for this course: £3725

Term dates: 27 August – 6 December 2024, with a midterm break 14 – 18 October

Interviews will take place in London on a rolling basis.


This is a sessional fixed term contract for services and not employment. Candidates must be registered, or be able to register, as self-employed in the UK. Those on a VISA may not be eligible for self-employment.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter (detailing your teaching philosophy and background) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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