Nazarbayev University’s Center for Preparatory Studies (CPS) is currently seeking qualified, experienced English teachers to begin in August 2019.
CPS has two academic programs: a Foundation Year Program (NUFYP) and a pre-masters preparatory program. NUFYP is an intensive academic English (EAP) and mathematics program that prepares students for study in Nazarbayev University’s undergraduate schools. NUFYP students improve English expertise, strengthen mathematical competencies, and develop academic study skills in preparation for their future studies. The minimum English entry level is an overall IELTS of 6.0. CPS also operates a one-year pre-master’s curriculum that enhances students’ English skills and prepares them for study and research in NU master’s degree programs.
Teaching Fellows teach up to 18 student-contact hours per week (e.g., lectures, seminars, office hours) in addition to other supporting tasks (material/assessment development, invigilation, or supporting the Academic Learning Center— up to 4 hours per week). Faculty also choose their community service work serving on committees, developing professional workshops, providing student support or pursuing community-wide professional activities.
The successful candidatemust have the qualifications, experience, character, and skills required to effectively teach in a quality preparatory curriculum. Minimally, these include:
Completed Master’s degree in the appropriate subject area
Pertinent teaching pedagogy and practice; capable to teach both independently and cooperatively to deliver a unified curriculum
Ability, shown through education and/or experience, to (1) teach high achieving students, (2) work in a multicultural educational environment, (3) collaborate as a supportive team member, and (4) live and work in Kazakhstan
Evidence of a strong work ethic, exemplary professional and personal character, and a cooperative attitude
Excellent communications skills with the ability to follow written and oral instructions
Compelling desire to contribute to Kazakhstani youth and to NU’s educational development
Nazarbayev University offers:
An internationally competitive salary for faculty of preparatory programs
56 days of paid leave per year
Rent-free housing based on family size
Air tickets, including dependents, twice a year to home country
Curriculum Vitae: max 4 pages (normal font and spacing) including Contact Informationfor at least two referees and thecontact information of your current/most recent supervisor. Note: referees/employer will not be contacted unless you are shortlisted and give permission.
Cover Letter(max 1 page).
A third document that includes (1) a paragraph of 100 words or less stating your motivation for applying to CPS, (2) a sentence of 50 words or less that describes your teaching philosophy, and (3) a statement affirming when you can arrive in Kazakhstan if offered the position.
Do not upload anyother materials to your application at this time. Prior to shortlisting, candidates may be asked to complete a questionnaire.
Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received before 20 June are given priority.
Questions regarding the program or the position can be addressed to the Director through Smart Recruiter. Additional information can be found at the official website of Nazarbayev University www.nu.edu.kz.
Nazarbayev University is an EOE.
About Nazarbayev University
Nazarbayev University (NU) is a Western-style, English-language institution established in 2010 and developed with the support of leading universities around the world. Nazarbayev University aspires to become a world-class, research-based university and provide the highest quality education in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The Center for Preparatory Studies is integrated into the University to provide opportunities to all qualified candidates seeking to enter NU undergraduate and master’s degree programs.