Director Position in Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq


Job Title: Director
Location: Duhok
Job Type: Two year full time contract
Salary: from $48,000-per annum (tax-free)
Expiry Date: open until filled
Start Date: March 2017

Position Summary:
The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) invites applicants for the position of Director of the English Language Institute (ELI). AUK is a newly established private, not-for-profit institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal, professional, and scientific knowledge and preparing the next generation of leaders for the community. AUK envisions becoming the leading university in the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq and beyond through implementing pedagogical approaches that impact critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and the lifelong learning skills required for success in contemporary society and workplaces.

The ELI Director is based at the American University of Kurdistan in Duhok and is responsible for the smooth running of AUK ELI programs:

Key Responsibilities
‰Û¢ be responsible for the day-to-day running of AUK ELI preparatory program in Duhok (currently 19 teachers and 300 students)
‰Û¢ oversee the running of the community programs in Duhok and Erbil
‰Û¢ oversee AUK teaching personnel and administrative staff

Curriculum / Testing
‰Û¢ oversee ELI placement testing
‰Û¢ set course requirements (levels, advancement, passing, failing)
‰Û¢ establish course achievement testing policies (with Assistant Director of Studies)
‰Û¢ see that proper grades and records are kept

Faculty / Quality Control
‰Û¢ ensure high quality of teaching across all programs
‰Û¢ monitor job performance of teaching staff
‰Û¢ provide regular on-going training and support to teachers
‰Û¢ encourage continuing professional development for staff

Student Relations
‰Û¢ liase with staff, teachers, students and clients
‰Û¢ support relations between teachers and students
‰Û¢ field student questions, requests and complaints
‰Û¢ oversee ELI grades and assessment

Requirements of Position:
‰Û¢ native English speaker
‰Û¢ passport holder of one of the following countries: the US; Canada; the UK; the Republic of Ireland; Australia; New Zealand; South Africa
‰Û¢ MA in the field of TEFL / language teaching, PhD preferred
‰Û¢ five years of teaching EFL with a minimum of two years‰Ûª experience in the Middle East
‰Û¢ two years of management experience in universities/language centers, preferably in the Middle East
‰Û¢ experience in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive setting
‰Û¢ knowledge of a Middle-Eastern language a plus

Application Process
The Recruitment Committee will review applications on a rolling basis and will continue accepting applications until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, applications should be received as soon as possible and include:
‰Û¢ cover letter with detailed description of management experience
‰Û¢ rÌ©sumÌ©
‰Û¢ copy of passport
‰Û¢ copies of qualifications
‰Û¢ contact details of three work-related referees (References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.)


$48,000-per annum (tax-free)

The American University of Kurdistan

Location: N/A | Since: 03 Mar. 2017

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