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English Language Instructors Needed in Kurdistan, Iraq

Posted By: Soran University <>
Date: Tuesday, 10 June 2014, at 5:04 p.m.

Soran University is seeking qualified teaching professionals for the post of English Language Instructor at the Centre for Language and Academic Development (CLAD), to start by late August 2014.

Soran University is an established university in the mountains of Iraqi-Kurdistan. Iraqi-Kurdistan is an autonomous, safe and prosperous oil-rich region of Iraq - maintaining its own government, security and language.

Based in Soran, a peaceful and secure city in the mountainous Northern region, you will be working at CLAD alongside a team of experienced teachers from the UK and US. CLAD is Soran University’s international language centre, and it currently serves about 200 local adult students, ranging in level from beginner to advanced. You will be teaching either general English classes or IELTS preparation classes to these motivated, adult language learners.

Preferred candidates will have:

• Master’s degree in TESOL, Education or related
• Three or more years’ teaching experience
• Experience working in the Middle East

Minimum requirements:

• Native speaker of English
• Bachelor’s degree
• Internationally-recognized TESOL qualification
• 2-years’ teaching experience
• Excellent references


• Tax-free salary between $2200 - $2800 per-month
• Annual roundtrip flights
• 25 days paid vacation per-year, plus numerous national holidays
• Free fully-furnished apartment (incl. flat-screen TV, cable etc.)
• All housing utilities paid
• Apartment block includes gym, washing machines and other amenities
• Maximum 25 contract hours per week (avg. 16-20 working hours, weekly)
• Four-day work week (Sunday to Wednesday)
• School-provided transport to and from work
• Airport pick-up and drop-off for extended holidays
• Organized monthly trips to the capital, Erbil

To apply: Please send a cover letter (indicating your available start date), current résumé and the contact information for three professional references to

Please note that all successful applicants will be asked to sign a release form to verify academic records.

For further information about Soran University, please visit:

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