Nazarbayev University’s Center for Preparatory Studies (CPS) is currently seeking qualified, experienced English teachers to begin in August 2020.
CPS has two academic programs: a Foundation Year Program (NUFYP) and a pre-masters preparatory program. NUFYP emphasizes academic English (EAP), mathematics, and study skills to prepare students for Nazarbayev University’s undergraduate schools. The minimum English entry level into NUFYP is an overall IELTS of 6.0. CPS also operates a one-year pre-master’s curriculum that enhances degree-holding students’ English skills and prepares them for study for a master’s degree at NU.
Teaching Fellows teach up to 18 student-contact hours per week (e.g., lectures, seminars, office hours); additional duties may include: material/assessment development, invigilation, or supporting the Academic Learning Center (up to 4 hours per week). Faculty also choose their community service work, e.g., serving a committee, 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 and work in an EAP preparatory curriculum in Kazakhstan. Minimally, these include:
Completed Master’s degree in appropriate subject area
Excellent teaching competencies with the ability to teach cooperatively to deliver a unified curriculum and capable of teaching independently, yet deliver a unified curriculum
Evidence of a strong work ethic; mature professional behavior; and exemplary personal character
Ability to work in a multicultural, educational environment; collaborate as a supportive team member; and live and work in Kazakhstan
Excellent overall communications skills with the ability to follow written and oral instructions
Compelling desire to contribute to Kazakhstani youth and to NU’s development
Nazarbayev University offers:
An internationally competitive salary
56 days of paid leave per year
Rent-free housing based on family size
Air tickets, including dependents, twice a year to home country
No-cost medical insurance with global coverage
Educational allowance for dependent children
To Apply click the link https://smrtr.io/3N9zg and upload (in PDF if possible):
Curriculum Vitae: max 4 pages (normal font and spacing) and include in it your Contact Information for 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).
CPS Application Information: In a third document (1) briefly state your reason(s) for applying to CPS
Do not upload anyother materials to your application at this time. Prior to shortlisting, candidates may be asked to complete a pre-interview questionnaire.
Review of applications will begin immediately; initial interviews will begin in March 2020.
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.