English Language Instructor
Asian University for Women
About the organization
Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the Asian University for Women (AUW) is a regional center of excellence with a mission of educating a new generation of ethical, innovative, and service-oriented leaders in Asia. AUW opened its doors in 2008 and now educates approximately 900 students from 20 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam, and Yemen.
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 have survived life under the Taliban, civil wars, and natural disasters; they are almost always the first in their family to attend university.
Pathways for Promise English Language Instructor Opportunity
Our students have incredible stories to tell and dreams to achieve. It is imperative that they are equipped to express themselves creatively and clearly—excellent writing, quantitative and communication skills are essential to achieving both personal and professional empowerment.
Pathways for Promise Instructors serve as English-language teachers in Asian University for Women’s pre-university preparatory program, Pathways for Promise.
The Pathways for Promise Instructor opportunity is a yearlong placement in Chittagong from January 2020-January 2021. 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.
• English Language Instructors in Pathways for Promise Program teach two courses per semester and engage in group and individual student advising (Accredited TESOL qualification desirable)
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, and at least 1 year of working experience in teaching or tutoring, preferably in an international environment, is preferred. 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.
Contact email: [email protected]
Please send a 1-page letter of interest and a short CV (max 3 pages) to Ms. Katsuki Sakai, Managing Director, at [email protected] Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until November 1st, 2019.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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