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AUIS/ESL Instructor - Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Posted By: American University of Iraq, Sulaimani <[email protected]>
Date: Monday, 13 January 2020, at 1:24 p.m.


The Professional Development Institute (PDI) of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is seeking ESL instructors for its English Language program. PDI provides English language instruction to professionals and post-academic students who want to further their English language acquisition. The majority of students are professionals enrolled in general ESL classes in the evenings. However, PDI also offers test preparation courses (TOEFL, IELTS), as well as classes specifically tailored to the needs of clients—i.e., conversational, medical, business English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP). In short, PDI functions as a specialized language institute rather than a university preparatory program.

We are looking for candidates who are available for the term beginning March 1, 2020.

Native English speaker (no exceptions here)
A bachelor’s degree
CELTA/TESOL or Trinity certification
3 years’ English language teaching experience

MA/M.Ed in English/Applied Linguistics/TEFL/TESOL
DELTA, or equivalent teaching certification (must comprise a minimum of 120 hours coursework and a minimum of 6 hours classroom teaching practice)
previous Middle East experience or experience working in emergent nations
experience teaching specialized English courses, such as TOEFL/ IELTS preparation, business English, medical English, academic English

Instructors are responsible for:
planning, preparing, and delivering lessons effectively
meeting the curriculum objectives for each course
developing and using supplemental materials to enhance learning
preparing and administering weekly assessments
maintaining attendance and grading records
attending staff meetings and workshops
carrying out various other tasks assigned by department head, such as placement testing
work independently and also as a member of a small team of instructors

Classroom hours: 20 hours per week; additional work may be available as the opportunity arises
Working hours: 5 evenings a week (from Saturday to Thursday) 4 hours per night; daytime classes may also be offered
Holidays: Fridays and Saturdays, all university holidays, one week to ten days off between terms (terms 7 weeks), and a 2-3 week break over Christmas/New Year
Class Size: 15-20 students
Contract Type: 1 year with potential for renewal

salary paid in US dollars; $30-$35/hour, depending on qualifications and experience
Employment visa: arranged by the university
round-trip airfare from country of origin
comfortable fully furnished accommodation (3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms), single or shared with another expat instructor; utilities paid by employee
work laptop, mobile phone, and free internet
transportation to/from the university
75% basic health insurance covered by university, and option to participate in the university’s international health insurance program
Shipping cost reimbursement

Applicants should submit the following materials via email to [email protected]:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae or résumé
Copies of highest degree and teaching certificates, plus transcripts.
A copy of the photo page from a current passport
No telephone calls, please. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.  AUIS is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes cultural diversity is essential to education.

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