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Nazarbayev University’s Center for Preparatory Studies (CPS) is currently seeking a qualified EAP Senior Teaching Fellow to begin in August 2021. (See https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/NazarbayevUniversity1/academic-jobs for other available positions.)
CPS operates a Foundation Year Program (NUFYP) which emphasizes academic English, mathematics, and leadership to prepare students for Nazarbayev University’s undergraduate schools. The minimum English entry level into NUFYP is an overall IELTS of 6.0; all classes are taught in English.
The Senior Teaching Fellow (STF) under the leadership of the EAP Head of Discipline is responsible for teaching (~12 student-contact hours—seminars and tutorials), guiding and developing a team of teaching fellows (~10), and contributing to the quality of the program. In addition, the STF has supporting duties and admin tasks.
The successful candidate must have the qualifications, experience, character, and skills required to effectively teach, work, and lead in a language-intensive preparatory curriculum in Kazakhstan. Technology enhanced learning or assessment experience is desired. Essential qualifications include:
Completed Master’s degree in appropriate subject area
Excellent individual teaching competencies and experience with the ability to delivery professional development teaching workshops
A strong work ethic; mature professional behavior; and exemplary personal character
Competence to work in a multicultural, educational environment; willingness to collaborate as a supportive team member; and ability to live and work in Kazakhstan
Excellent overall communications skills including the ability to follow written and oral instructions
A mentoring attitude with detail oriented organizational skills
Desire to contribute to Kazakhstani youth and to NU’s development
Nazarbayev University offers:
An internationally competitive salary
56 days paid leave per year
Rent-free housing based on family size
Air tickets, including dependents, twice a year to home country
No-cost medical insurance with global coverage
Educational allowance for dependent children
To Apply click the link https://smrtr.io/56L9G and upload (in PDF if possible):
1. Curriculum Vitae: max 4 pages (normal font and spacing), including Contact Information for at least two referees and the contact information of your current/most recent supervisor. Note: referees/employer will not be contacted unless you are shortlisted and give permission.
2. Cover Letter (max 1 page).
3. CPS Application Information: In a third document, (1) briefly state your primary reason(s) for applying to CPS (<150 words), (2) write a sentence of 50 words or less that describes your teaching philosophy, and (3) outline the qualities, talents, and/or characteristics you would bring to CPS (brief paragraph or bullet points).
Do not upload any other materials to your application at this time. Selected candidates may be asked to complete a questionnaire to be used in the shortlisting process.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until 15 April; initial interviews are expected to begin in late March 2021. If hired, the candidate must be able to arrive in Kazakhstan no later than 3 August 2021.
Questions regarding the program or the position can be addressed to the Director through Smart Recruiter. Additional information can be found at the official website of Nazarbayev University www.nu.edu.kz.
Nazarbayev University is an EOE.