AUW Fellow - English Language, Writing, Math, Natural Science, OR Social Science Instructor

Asian University for Women

About the organization

Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the Asian University for Women (AUW) is a regional university with a mission of educating a new generation of ethical, innovative, and service-oriented leaders in Asia and the Middle East. AUW opened its doors in 2008 and now educates approximately 900 students from 20 countries.

AUW is rooted in the belief that background does not indicate potential, and therefore is committed to admitting any student who shows talent and drive—regardless of their ability to pay tuition. Almost 85% of its student body is on scholarship. AUW students are refugees, former garment factory workers, and daughters of micro-finance borrowers; they are almost always the first in their family to attend university.

To increase access to university education for women who were denied high-quality secondary schooling, AUW offers two flexible pre-university programs: Pathways for Promise and Access Academy.

Duties

The AUW Fellows Program is a 10-month placement in Chittagong from Fall 2019-Spring 2019. The first two weeks of the program are dedicated to an orientation and intensive training in cultural, administrative, and pedagogical aspects relevant to the Volunteers’ activities. Volunteers receive a monthly stipend, accommodation in shared housing, meals at the AUW cafeteria, free local transportation to and from the University, and regional health insurance (excluding coverage in the USA). Travel on arrival and departure will be covered by AUW, in the most direct and economic route.

Interested individuals may apply for:
• English Language Instructors in Pathways for Promise Program, teaching two courses per semester and engaging in group and individual student advising (Accredited TESOL qualification desirable)
• English Language, Math, Natural Science & Social Science Instructors in Access Academy, teaching two courses per semester and engaging in group and individual student advising (Accredited TESOL or other subject qualification required; preferably a Master's Degree)
• Writing Center Tutors (TESOL qualification required)

Qualifications

AUW seeks motivated individuals interested in acquiring experience in an international academic environment.

A Bachelor or a Master’s Degree from a US (or US-style) college or university, at least 1 year of working experience in teaching or tutoring, preferably in an international environment.

Fellows likely to succeed in this assignment will have:
• Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socio-economic, religious and cultural backgrounds of an international community;
• Ability to be flexible with work assignments and work in a highly dynamic environment;
• Understanding of the challenges of working in a developing region.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit a one-page letter of interest in addition to a CV (no more than 3 pages).

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