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Leadership and Academic Skills Teaching Fellow

InstitutionNazarbayev University
Job TypePermanent
LocationAstana, Kazakhstan

Job Details

Nazarbayev University’s Center for Preparatory Studies (CPS) is currently seeking proficient English language teachers to teach a “Leadership and Academic Skills” course in our academic preparatory Foundation Year Program (NUFYP). The course is designed to help young students mature and acquire academic English and personal study skills that will make them successful as undergraduate students. The position starts in January 2024.
NUFYP students learn academic English, mathematics, and take a personal Leadership/academic skills course. The students’ minimum entry level is an overall IELTS of 6.0. NUFYP’s EAP curriculum was reaccredited by BALEAP in 2024.

NUFYP teachers teach up to 18 student-contact hours per week (lectures, seminars, tutorials) plus mark assignments and give student feedback; teachers also contribute eight hours a week in a CPS working group.

The successful candidate must have the qualifications, personal integrity, and character required to teach young students in an undergraduate preparatory program. Minimally these include:
• A completed Master’s degree in an appropriate language discipline
• Desire to teach cooperatively to deliver a unified curriculum
• Ability to collaborate as a team member in a multicultural educational environment in Kazakhstan
• Evidence of a strong work ethic and exemplary professional and personal character
• Excellent communications skills and able to follow written and oral instructions
• A desire to contribute to Kazakhstani youth, CPS’s mission, and NU’s core values

Job Salary & Benefits

Nazarbayev University offers:
• An internationally competitive salary
• 56 days of paid leave per year + holidays
• Rent-free housing based on family size
• A relocation allowance
• International air tickets twice a year to home of record
• No-cost medical insurance with global coverage
• An educational allowance for dependent children

Further Information

To Apply click the link and upload the following documents (PDF preferred):
1. Curriculum Vitae: max 4 pages (normal font and spacing) which includes Contact Information for at least two referees who can evaluate your teaching abilities and the contact information of your current/most recent supervisor. Note: referees and your employer will not be contacted unless you are shortlisted and grant permission.
2. Cover Letter (max 1 page).
3. Motivation and Philosophy Statements that includes (1) a short paragraph (less than 100 words) stating how you could contribute to the success of NUFYP students, (2) a single sentence of 50 words or less that expresses your teaching philosophy, and (3) answers completing the following three sentences:
a) My educational background prepares me to teach English in CPS because…
b) My experience prepares me to teach in a foundation program because…
c) My character is suitable to work and live in Kazakhstan because…
Do not upload any other materials to your application at this time. Prior to shortlisting, candidates may be asked to complete an application questionnaire. NOTE: Candidates offered a contract must provide a background check, certification of degrees, and other such documents.
Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received before September 2024 will be given priority with final interviews planned in October; the position starts in January 2024.
Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the CPS Director through Smart Recruiter by applying to the vacancy through this link Additional information can be found at the official website of Nazarbayev University
Nazarbayev University is an EOE.

Closing Date04/09/2024
Interview Date04/09/2024
Start Date01/01/2025

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