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Nazarbayev University’s Center for Preparatory Studies (CPS) is currently seeking qualified English for Academic Purposes teachers to begin in August 2021. (See https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/NazarbayevUniversity1/academic-jobs for other available positions.)
CPS has two academic programs: a Foundation Year Program (NUFYP) and a pre-masters preparatory program. NUFYP emphasizes academic English (EAP), mathematics, and study skills to prepare students for Nazarbayev University’s undergraduate schools. The minimum English entry level into NUFYP is an overall IELTS of 6.0. CPS also operates a one-year pre-master’s curriculum that enhances degree-holding students’ English skills and prepares them for study for a master’s degree at NU.
Teaching Fellows teach up to 18 student-contact hours per week (e.g., lectures, seminars, office hours); additional duties may include: material/assessment development, invigilation, or supporting the Academic Learning Center (up to four hours per week). Faculty also choose their community service work, e.g., serving on a committee, developing professional workshops, providing student support or pursuing community-wide professional activities.
The successful candidate must have the qualifications, experience, character, and skills required to effectively teach and work in an EAP curriculum in Kazakhstan. Technology enhanced learning or assessment experience is a plus. Essential qualifications include:
Completed Master’s degree in appropriate subject area
Excellent individual teaching competencies and the willingness to teach a unified curriculum
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 with the ability to follow written and oral instructions
Compelling desire to contribute to Kazakhstani youth and to NU’s development
Nazarbayev University offers:
An internationally competitive salary
56 days of 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/56L9Q and upload (in PDF if possible):
1. Curriculum Vitae: max 4 pages (normal font and spacing) and include in it your 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 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. Prior to shortlisting, candidates may be asked to complete a pre-interview 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.