APPLICATIONS are invited for ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING POSITIONS in the English Language Institute (ELI) at Alasala Colleges, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Both male and female candidates are sought for an August/September 2020 start date.
WHY WORK FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE AT ALASALA COLLEGES
We are a growing and dynamic language institute involved in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to undergraduate students. Foundation level modules focus on developing general academic skills, while higher levels follow a discipline-specific EAP approach.
Beyond teaching responsibilities, there are also opportunities for staff to develop their careers by contributing to both ELI and university-level committees. Moreover, the ELI demonstrates a strong commitment to the professional development of teaching staff and offers regular professional development activities, which staff are encouraged to lead and participate in.
ABOUT ALASALA COLLEGES
Alasala Colleges is a young institution in Dammam in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Established in 2016 it contains four faculties, with the accreditation process currently underway to become a University. Alasala Colleges has 2,800 undergraduate students and over 150 staff members and is set to grow further in the coming years. All four faculties provide excellence within every activity at the four different colleges; based on an innovative and dynamic knowledge- and skills-orientated curriculum, male and female undergraduate students are guided by international faculty through their respective disciplinary studies.
Alasala offers an open-minded, international, and stimulating academic environment to support its students’ learning. Alasala’s target is nothing less than shaping the future leaders of Saudi Arabia in the fields of architecture and interior design, business, engineering, and law by engaging and developing its students’ personalities – to act with respect, deliver excellent output, and remain open to new ideas. Alasala’s graduates will act as interfaces between the famous history of Saudi Arabia and its brightly shining future. Be part of an exciting new era of Saudi academic achievement as one of our team members.
Alasala Colleges is located in Dammam, and forms a part of the largest metropolitan area in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, including the “Triplet Cities” of Dammam, Al Khobar, and Dhahran. A vibrant coastal city on the Persian Gulf, it is known for its arts and pearl culturing, and has a variety of natural landscapes, parks, and beaches that can be easily visited. Nearby Bahrain is an hour away by car (75km). Greater Dammam is served by several major highways and can be reached by air via King Fahd International Airport Dammam.
SALARY AND CONDITIONS
The salary range for the position is 16,000 – 18,000 SAR/month depending on qualifications and experience. In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and 45 days annual leave.
Successful applicants should be educated to master’s degree level, preferably in TESOL/ Applied Linguistics or equivalent, and should have at least two years of full-time post-master’s relevant teaching experience, preferably at tertiary or foundation year level. Additionally, applicants should have a recognised teaching qualification, such as a CELTA or DELTA, and should be able to demonstrate an interest in one or more of the following areas: English for Academic Purposes (EAP); technology-enhanced Learning; assessment, syllabus and materials design; placement testing; Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
In-depth knowledge of teaching methods and an ability to recognise variations in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent presentation skills
Attention to details
Experience working in a multicultural environment
Demonstrated intercultural awareness
Proactive and positive approach
Ability to work efficiently as part of a team
Be adaptable and open to change to meet the changing needs of the Institute
Please note: no GCC experience or Arabic language skills required!
Additional Salary Information: Members of academic staff are entitled to furnished accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and 45 days annual leave.
About Alasala Colleges
The colleges of Alasala in Dammam provide excellence within every activity at the 4 different colleges: Engineering, Architecture and Interior Design, Law and Business. Based on a dynamic, knowledge- and skills-orientated innovative curriculum the male and female undergraduate students will be guided from our international staff through their respective undergraduate studies. Alasala offers an open-minded, international and stimulating studying environment which will support the students’ learning. Our target is nothing else than shaping up the future leaders of Saudi Arabia in the fields of engineering, architecture and interior design, law and business by engaging and developing our students’ personalities – act with respect, deliver excellent output and stay open for new ideas! Alasala’s graduates will act as interfaces between the famous history of Saudi Arabia and its brightly shining future. Be part of an exciting new era of Saudi academic achievement as one of our team members.