English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Faculty Member

Location
Kyrgyzstan (KG)
Posted
17 May 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Faculty Member 

Department: School of Arts and Sciences 
Duty Station: Naryn Campus, Kyrgyz Republic OR Khorog Campus, Tajikistan 
Commencement Date: August 2018 (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)
Deadline: June 15th 2018. Position will be open until filled. 
 
Background 

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 as a private, not for profit, secular university through an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by their respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations. The Presidents are the Patrons of the University and His Highness is the Chancellor. UCA’s mission is to promote the social and economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain communities, by offering an internationally recognised standard of higher education, and enabling the peoples of the region to preserve their rich cultural heritage as assets for the future. UCA brings with it the broader commitment and partnership of the Aga Khan Development Network. For more information: www.ucentralasia.org.
 
Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities

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 small groups of students 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.

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 committed to teaching and intellectually inquisitive.

Overall Programme Outcomes for English 

The EAP Faculty Member will teach a series of English Courses 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
  • Synthesise relevant information from a variety of sources in support of an argument
  • Write fiction and nonfiction for academic purposes
  • Conceptualise and write project proposals
  • Design full scale projects that involves the presentation of written, oral, and graphical information
  • Integrate writing from different group members into a coherent story with one voice

Experience  

  • Experience (5+ years) in teaching EAP to high school and/or university students 
  • 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

Language  

  • Native-like English 
  • Advanced Russian and some knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh would be an asset 

Education  

  • 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) 
  • A Ph.D. from an internationally recognised university would be an asset  
  • Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record.

Relationships 

The EAP Faculty Member will:  

  • Report to the Dean of School of Arts & Sciences 
  • You should be prepared to relocate by late July/early August 2018 for acculturation and to prepare for teaching.

The job description is subject to change. 

How to Apply

Please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; and (3) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by June 15th 2018. Please use: “EAP Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position will be open until filled. 
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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