APP English Instructor

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:15

Position Summary

The Academic Preparatory Program at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani is accepting applications for the position of English Instructor for the 2015-2016 academic year (pending budget approval).  We are seeking seasoned ESL/EFL teachers with specific experience teaching academic prep classes in post-secondary settings. The University is located in the Kurdish region in northern Iraq with excellent security, welcoming and hospitable local residents, and eager and capable students.

APP faculty are required to produce meaningful lesson plans and assessments that follow our APP Curriculum, teach these lessons to their assigned students for 12 weeks per term, and grade assessments to determine their students’ progress over the semester.   Responsibilities include up to 25 contact hours each week teaching academic reading, writing, and grammar and up to an additional 30 hours of classroom prep.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Developing new courses as needed
  • Student advising
  • Participating in service activities and faculty governance
  • Maintaining professional development and scholarship


  • A master’s degree is required.  A master’s degree in TESOL, Linguistics, Education or English is preferred
  • Native speaker in English
  • Teaching experience at the postsecondary level
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching skills, including the ability to teach diverse populations and students for whom English is not a native language

 Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive, tax-free, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits include relocation and shipping allowances, faculty housing, transportation to and from campus, subsidized medical and dental insurance, and a summer travel allowance.

Submitting an application

Pending budget approval, the position will begin in September 2015. Screening of applications will beginApril 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and a recent photograph to