Instructor, Pre-Undergraduate Program
Pre-Undergraduate (Pre-UG) at Asian University for Women (AUW), is an intensive program consisting of three components: General Studies, Pathways for Promise, and Access. General Studies fills gaps in students’ secondary education preparing them for AUW’s preparation programs, Pathways and ACCESS. Admission to the university via Pathways or ACCESS places students into a six-level framework to prepare them for entry into AUW’s undergraduate program. Pathways targets specifically underserved communities who need extra training (intensive ESL and Mathematics) before they are ready to join the Access program which focuses on providing a foundation in English, Mathematics, and Computer Studies as well as a base in Critical Thinking. Admitted students to the Pre-UG programs embark on a journey that prepares them for a rigorous, American-style liberal arts undergraduate curriculum, with a focus on scholarship, service, and Leadership.
The Pre-UG academic curriculum fosters English communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and develops strategies for life-long learning. Pre-UG courses build students’ skills in core competencies such as academic English (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics, and computer science.
Ideal candidates possess Bachelor’s degrees (Master’s preferred) in a field related to the courses for which they are applying, some international work or travel experience, and a desire for a career in international education. We especially encourage candidates who are familiar with American-style liberal arts education and multicultural learning environments. We are looking for faculty who are comfortable making learning participatory, active and engaging.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Dean of Faculty and/or the Pre-Undergraduate Program Director. Successful candidates will be assessed by an objective measure for their English (and Maths for Maths Instructors) competency before a contract is issued.
**We welcome qualified candidates with limited teaching experience to apply as Fellows. Fellows will have the opportunity for professional development through Teacher Training courses alongside their normal teaching load.
More information about AUW and Pre-UG Program can be found online under “Pre-Undergraduate Programs” on the university website.
Attractive compensation package as per the AUW policy. Shared semi-furnished housing facilities may be available for candidates from outside Chittagong. Subject to demand, sole housing may also be available in case a candidate’s family members migrate to Chittagong.
Start Date: Mid-January 2024.
About the Asian University for Women:
AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with students from nineteen countries across Asia and the Middle East. Its mission is to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders in the communities in which they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable development in Asia and throughout the world.
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, CV along with the copy of the certificates, and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should write clearly which subject area they are applying to: English, Mathematics, or Computer Studies. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.