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Status: Open
Department: School of Arts & Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Closing Date: 11/04/2021

The School of Arts and Sciences is seeking an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Faculty Member to teach at the undergraduate campuses in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan and/or Khorog, Tajikistan. The faculty member should have an active involvement in the development, planning, preparation and undertaking of all academic upgrading initiatives related to EAP instruction. This individual is expected to teach students in large and small groups, in face-to-face and online settings from Central Asia in a preparatory programme. The English curriculum of the Preparatory Programme and the teaching approach are based on integrated skills with the topics connected to core literacies and embedded in the Central Asian context as well as aligned with the Mathematics, Science and Liberal Arts curriculum. Consequently, the hope is for these students to become proficient in academic writing and research skills. In the liberal arts and pre-requisite years, the EAP faculty will be involved in supporting students during academic writing labs.

Key Responsibilities 

Central to the vision of UCA is to create an outstanding teaching and research institution that excels in the generation and application of knowledge. Academic programmes combine a student-centered environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English. We are seeking someone who is committed to teaching and intellectually inquisitive.

Overall Programme Outcomes for English 

The EAP Faculty Member will teach a series of English Courses and will be responsible for engendering the following learning outcomes among students: 

  • Comprehend oral information and be able to reflect that understanding in discussion and writing
  • Produce short essays with clear purpose and linguistic accuracy 
  • Present written and oral information in a well-reasoned, organized, and engaging manner
  • Conduct research to inform the development of and response to a research question 
  • Apply literary techniques to the analysis of a wide range of texts
  • Critique nonfiction texts to determine the validity of arguments
  • Synthesize relevant information from a variety of sources in support of an argument
  • Write fiction and nonfiction for academic purposes
  • Conceptualize and write project proposals
  • Design full scale projects involving the presentation of written, oral, and graphical information
  • Integrate writing from different group members into a coherent narrative with one voice

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree from an internationally recognised university in English as a Foreign Language, or Applied Linguistics 
  • TESOL, TEFL, or other teaching English as a Second Language certification (minimum 300 hours including a practicum) 
  • Experience (5+ years) in teaching EAP to high school and/or university students 
  • Native-like English 

Desirable Attributes

  • A Ph.D. from an internationally recognized university would be an asset 
  • Experience with EAP curriculum development 
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to other teachers, tutors, mentors, etc. 
  • Professional familiarity with Central Asian secondary and post-secondary education landscape would be an asset 
  • Experience teaching intercultural communication, academic writing labs would be an advantage
  • Advanced Russian and some knowledge of Tajik, Kyrgyz or Kazakh would be an asset 

Salary and Package

Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply

To apply please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; (3) two references (to attest to your teaching experience,) and (4) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment (if available) to kh.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by November 4th 2021. Please use: “English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.