Yasar University School of Foreign Languages (SoFL) in Izmir-Turkey invites applications for EFL teaching positions in the English Preparatory Class for the 2017-18 academic year.
SoFL intends to increase the number of faculty for the upcoming academic year to improve the quality and efficiency of language education in the English Preparatory Class*. EFL Instructors are responsible for providing students with the necessary foundation in English to pursue their studies at Yasar University as well as upholding the mission of the Preparatory Class, a bridge program for university students. This is a 12-month, renewable full-time position in which the key responsibilities are in-class teaching, proctoring, assessing and fulfilling other duties as stated in the job description. The start date for the position is September 1, 2017.
*The Yasar University English Preparatory Class is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period December 2016 through December 2026 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400. www.cea-accredit.org
The ideal candidate should possess one of the following:
1. An undergraduate degree (BA, BEd, BSc etc.) with preferably a major in English/Linguistics or closely related field plus one of the following
TESOL/CELTA/CertTESOL or equivalent (supervised practicum required)
DELTA/DipTESOL or equivalent
Min 2 years’ experience in TEFL/TESL, preferably at tertiary level
2. A graduate degree (MA, MEd, MSc etc.) in TESOL/TEFL/TESL/ELT/ Applied Linguistics or a closely related field
B) REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/PROFICIENCIES
Strong commitment to professional development
Willingness to make a long-term commitment to a career at Yasar University
FULL SCHOLARSHIP FOR AN MA in TESOL DEGREE
Yasar University SoFL is planning to implement a new employment package that will include a full scholarship for an MA in TESOL degree for its international faculty. At the end of the first academic year, teachers with a Bachelors degree will have an opportunity to apply for a grant that will cover full tuition for an online/blended MA in TESOL degree from an accredited US higher education institution that Yasar University will accordingly sign an agreement with. All program related costs will be covered by Yasar University.
- Preference will be given to those who attend a face-to-face meeting at TESOL Job Marketplace in Seattle or alternatively in Izmir-Turkey.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Additional Salary Information: • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
• Free accommodation in university housing ( http://yurt.yasar.edu.tr/en/ )
• Full coverage under the Turkish National Health Insurance scheme and supplementary private health care (restrictions apply)
• Up to $1,000 flight reimbursement per year
• Contract renewal bonus equivalent to one month’s salary upon contract renewal
• Work and residency permit fees covered by the University
• 14 days’ paid annual leave + public holidays
Yasar University, an English medium, non-profit university, is located in the centre of the city of Izmir on the scenic west coast of Turkey. The university offers over 60 degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students are given every opportunity to make the most of their university years; a professional education in a supportive learning environment.The University’s links... with the business sector and global universities make the campus an ideal environment for personal development and learning with an international dimension.
One of the seven schools forming the university, the School of Foreign Languages is located in the main campus and houses three programs under its umbrella;
i. The Modern Languages program offering second language courses for 9 different languages
ii. The English for Academic Purposes program offering Advanced English Courses to freshmen and sophomore students
iii. The English Preparatory Class serving as the Intensive English Program and preparing students for the English-medium departments
For further information about the SoFL please visit http://ydy.yasar.edu.tr/en/