University College, Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
University College is seeking well-qualified and experienced English language instructors to teach language skills in a range of online English courses including online English bridge courses, English for Academic Purposes, and English for Specific Purposes. University College caters to students at all levels from those who need the equivalent of an overall IELTS 5.5 / EmSAT 1250 / Toefl iBT 62) Band Score. Instructors for University College teach 15 – 18 credit hours per week, provide working hours of program support and have daily office hours. Instructors are also required to proctor examinations in both face to face and online formats. For all English courses, there is a set curriculum and pacing guide, but instructors are encouraged to be pedagogically creative in creating and presenting materials and activities for their particular classes. Instructors should be familiar with educational and instructional technologies including learning management systems such as Blackboard and open online platforms such as edX, and the use of emrging instructional technologies. In fact, as the United Arab Emirates University has the goal to be “The University of the Future”, it is imperative that instructors have previous experience in teaching and facilitating online and blended courses because English courses are facilitated and taugh online via Blackboard or on edX.
The minimum qualification is a master’s degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics or a closely related field.
As well as a relevant master’s degree, specific teaching qualifications such as RSA/Trinity CELTA or DELTA, PGCE, or a similar teaching-focused postgraduate diploma are advantageous. Having an additional Masters in another field or a qualification in Special Needs Education is also an advantage. Training or qualifications in online and blended teaching and learning are highly preferred.
Expected Skills / Experience
Applicants should have a minimum of three years of experience in similar programs and be comfortable in a multi-cultural environment and online modality. Applicants should also be sensitive to the particular cultural considerations of students in the Arabian Gulf region and a diverse expatriate workforce. Knowledge of and experience in both communicative instructional approaches and teaching academic writing are essential. Applicants should be flexible, independent, and enthusiastic about working in an environment with rapidly changing policies and new educational initiatives especially those pertaining to online and blended learning modalities. Applicants should be comfortable in an institutional structure that expects adherence to punctuality, deadlines, project commitments, administrative policies, and procedures. Interested applicants should have a positive, proactive attitude, and want to contribute to dynamic program growth, and curriculum/material design for new educational initiatives.
Division: University College
Department: University College Developmental Instruction Unit – English Program
Job Close Date: Open until filled
Job Category: Academic – Faculty