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Status: Open
Department: School of Professional and Continuous Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Closing Date: 09/26/2022

A person with higher professional education in the field of the English language with at least 5 years of teaching experience is appointed to the position of full-time English as a second language (ESL) instructor. The ESL Instructor is an employee of the representative office of SPCE, UCA in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, is directly subordinate to the Manager of Academic Affairs, and works closely with other employees of SPCE, UCA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordination of communication with graduates of programmes / English courses; Initiation and implementation of proposals to improve class planning, the development of curricula, training resources and evaluation of programmes and English courses;
  • Identification of potential directions for new modules, short-term and corporate courses, participation in the development of the concept and programme plans for them. All developed materials are sent to the PMO for approval;
  • Liaising with English instructors at other SPCE offices in order to exchange experiences, best practices and identify problems and identify solutions in the field of English programmes (participation in monthly zoom/skype sessions);
  • Initiation and implementation of activities to promote programmes / English language courses and other programmes of SPCE, including the development of mock-ups of promotional products, the distribution of information materials, presentations for target groups, counseling students and incentives to participate in courses and programmes;
  • Ensuring high attendance of students in their classes by timely responding to the needs of students and liaising with students who were absent from classes;
  • Establishing educational / professional goals, consultations for all assigned students;
  • Conducting and planning regular training and studying modern methodologies and trends;
  • Implementation of feedback with students, monitoring information on the movement and progress of graduates; contact with the SPCE Student Association and other organizations;
  • Participating in the recruitment process.
  • Functional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Annual workload – at least 720 hours per year;
    • Extracurricular workload (office hours) – 16-20 hours per week, including collaborative work with other teachers, professional developments and paperwork.
    • Teaching Workload
    • Teaching assigned English language programmes:
    • Bearing full responsibility for the quality of teaching modules of the programme/ courses (lessons oriented on the student using interactive teaching methods and modern teaching approaches/aids);
    • Carrying out the development of new training courses and programmes based on the needs of the region; monitoring and supporting other ESL instructors.
    • Extracurricular workload
    • Together with the Manager of Academic Affairs, carry out planning, organization of educational and methodical work;
    • Ensure timely preparation of established scheduling documentation together with ESL instructors. To control the filling of documentation in accordance with the document flow approved by the Head of the SPCE Representative Office.
    • Monitor the assigned programmes, i.e. English for Academic Purposes, Academic Achievements programme, and Conversational English.
  • Weekly workload (contact/classroom hours) –20-24 class hours per week;
    • Conduct testing of candidates for enrollment in English programmes in order to determine their level and assist with forming of the groups;
    • Take all necessary fire safety measures to ensure safety in classrooms and instructor rooms. Responsible for complying with safety regulations for students in the classroom.
    • Monitoring and maintaining the equipment of the fixed cabinet;
    • Responsible for the timely generation of applications for the acquisition of educational literature for English language programmes;
    • Ensuring timely preparation of established reporting documentation by teachers (individual plan, statements, exam results):
    • Methodical workload

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in education, social sciences, English language and linguistics;
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in teaching English;
  • International certifications confirming pedagogical skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills a requirement and English as native language a strong asset;
  • Strong professional communication and inter-personal skills and ability to transfer knowledge to participants;
  • Flexibility, client-oriented approach and ability to adjust to change circumstances and needs;
  • The eligible candidate is independent, committed and reliable.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to kg.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 26 September 2022. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. In your application e-mail subject, please write: “Full-time English Language Instructor”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.