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Director of the Center of Intensive English Programs and English Language Instructors Needed in Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Posted By: Komar University of Science and Technology <sazan.ahmed@komar.edu.iq>
Date: Saturday, 2 November 2013, at 11:29 a.m.

Job Title

1- Director of the Center of Intensive English Programs. start date as soon as possible.

The Center of Intensive English Programs (CIEP) at Komar University of Science and Technology in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq is looking for an experienced director for the language center. Those who are interested in living and working in a vibrant society with a rich cultural and historical background while contributing to the educational infrastructure of the area should apply for this unique opportunity.

The Center provides preparatory Academic English language courses to those students who will study their undergraduate degree in an all English language medium at Komar University of Science and Technology (KUST). It is also responsible for organizing, designing and delivering English Language courses especially designed to cover explicit needs such as General English, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) preparatory courses, and English for specific purposes.

Job requirements

1) Three or more years experience managing/leading/supervising an English Language Center.
2) Demonstrated ability to create an effective teaching team, set operational goals and lead the team to planned results.
3) A solid, sustained background in language teaching specifically with EFL.
4) Must be able to teach at all levels of EFL if required.
5) Knowledge of the latest developments, technologies, and methods in the language teaching field.
6) Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
7) Ability to work with others and create a collaborative environment.
8) Ability to handle difficult situations in a professional manner, and to achieve consensus.
9) A good level of computer literacy.
10) A commitment to maintaining good working relationships with colleagues, both in the language center and in the wider University community.

Education Requirement

1) Master's Degree or higher in a relevant field plus an internationally recognized TEFL qualification (i.e. Cambridge CELTA/DELTA or Trinity CertTESOL/Dip TESOL, or other 120 hour program)
2) IELTS examiner status/experience.

Job Title:

2- English Language Instructor Start Date October as soon as possible.

Job Description:
We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated to teach at Komar University of Science and Technology in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Those who are interested in a rewarding overseas experience and enhancing their teaching skills should apply for this unique opportunity. Instructors are needed for all levels and skills of Academic English. Applicants with IELTS Exam Preparation experience are strongly encouraged to apply!
Job Responsibilities:
Teach EFL classes Sunday to Thursday according to Language Center curriculum.
Work from 8 am to 5 pm daily (40 hours a week) with 20 hours teaching time.
Maintain a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
Test, evaluate, and counsel students regarding their academic performance and goals.
Maintain accurate record keeping for daily attendance and student performance.
Participate in staff meetings and in-service workshops.
Position Requirements:
Minimum of a Bachelors degree in a related field + an internationally recognized TEFL qualification (i.e. Cambridge CELTA/DELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL/Dip TESOL, or other 120 hour program).
Native English speaker
At least one year full-time post-qualification relevant EFL teaching experience
Superior skills in creating a dynamic interactive classroom experience.
High energy level and willingness to work with students of all levels.
Appreciation for and enjoyment of living in a different culture.

Candidates with overseas experience and IELTS test preparation are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested parties please send a CV and cover letter to sazan.ahmed@komar.edu.iq
Deadline for accepting is until the 15 position for instructors and a director are fulfilled.


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