Teaching Fellow in English
Nazarbayev University, Department of English

POSITION: Teaching Fellow 

DEPARTMENT: Nazarbayev University Foundation Year Program (NUFYP) 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Coordinator in relevant specialist area 

SALARY IN THE RANGE: Internationally Competitive 


CLOSING DATE: Open until filled (priority given to applications received by 3 June) 

About the job 
Nazarbayev University Foundation Year Program (NUFYP) is currently seeking qualified instructors in the areas of English (EAP), mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, and humanities. NUFYP is an integrated, foundation year that prepares students for study in Nazarbayev University's three undergraduate schools: School of Engineering, School of Science and Technology, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students develop academic study skills and learn how to adapt to the expectations of an academic research community. All classes are taught in English, with the minimum IELTS English entry level for students set at 6.0 for the coming academic year. The NUFYP student body is anticipated to expand to nearly 750 students in the fall of 2016. 

As a NUFYP Teaching Fellow, you will teach 500-600 hours per year. You will be part of a team responsible for the planning, delivery, evaluation, and assessment of your subject area under the supervision of a subject Coordinator and following the NUFYP curriculum. 

Nazarbayev University 
Located in Astana, Nazarbayev University is a new Western-style, English-language institution, created with the support of leading universities around the world, such as: Cambridge University, Duke University, National University of Singapore, University College London, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nazarbayev University aspires to become a world-class research-based university and provide the highest quality education in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. 

Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan, described as "brash and grandiose, and wildly attractive" by National Geographic, and "the futuristic frontier of architecture" by the Guardian, Astana "The City of Future" has been chosen as the venue to host the International Exposition EXPO-2017. Rich in natural resources, Kazakhstan has experienced extraordinary economic growth since its independence from the Soviet Union two decades ago. The World Bank has also ranked Kazakhstan as one of the world's 20 top locations for direct foreign investment. 

Successful Candidates must have the knowledge, skills, experience, and qualifications required to effectively teach and work within an intensive, high calibre preparatory program. 

Essential Qualifications
  • Master's or equivalent in an appropriate subject area (e.g., ESL, applied linguistics, physics, etc.)
  • Familiarity with teaching best practices
  • Flexible with the ability to handle ambiguity and work in a developing program
  • Effective communications and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to teach independently, but work as part of a team to deliver a unified curriculum
Desirable Qualifications
  • Postgraduate teaching qualifications for the secondary/tertiary sector
  • Experience working with international students at both the secondary and tertiary levels
  • Awareness of the educational needs of Kazakh students in a pre-degree environment
  • Experience working internationally in foundation programs
What We Offer
  • Internationally competitive salary
  • Opportunity to be a change agent
  • Expatriate benefits (rent-free accommodations, home travel twice a year, insurance, child education allowance, etc.)
To Apply Please Submit
  • A cover letter outlining your relevant teaching experience and the context, and why you are interested in applying to NUFYP
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages)
  • The attached application form
  • Contact information for at least two referees who can address your teaching abilities, and contact information of your current/most recent supervisor. (Reference letters will be required if you are short listed; your current supervisor will not be contacted unless you authorize it.)
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. If you are shortlisted, the referees will be asked to send the letters of recommendation directly to NUFYP by e-mail. The subject line of the e-mail should specify the name of the candidate, e.g., "Letter of recommendation for (Your Name)." 

All documentation should be submitted to: nufyp_hiring@nu.edu.kz

Application form can be found at https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B2_VTsSsbK42VFh2ZnRhS3pGZXRJS0d5ZjJ5bnM3TXQ4RXo0 

Additional information can be found at the official website of Nazarbayev University www.nu.edu.kz 

Nazarbayev University is an equal opportunity employer. 

For any questions please contact еo Mr. Beibit Askaruly (beibit.askaruly@nu.edu.kz).


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