ESL Instructor

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:30

Position Summary

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is seeking ESL instructors for its English Language programs.  PDI provides English language instruction to non-traditional students.  The majority of students are adults enrolled in general ESL classes in the evenings.  However, PDI also offers test preparation courses (TOEFL, IELTS), as well as classes specifically tailored to the needs of clients, i.e., conversational, medical, business English.

We are looking for candidates who are available for the terms beginning May 31 and August 9, 2015.

Additional Responsibilites

Instructors are responsible for:

  • planning, preparing, and delivering lessons effectively
  • meeting the curriculum objectives for each course
  • developing and using supplemental materials to enhance learning
  • preparing and administering weekly assessments
  • maintaining attendance and grading records
  • attending staff meetings and workshops
  • carrying out various other tasks assigned by department head, such as placement testing
  • work independently and also as a member of a small team of instructors


  • MA/M.Ed in English/Applied Linguistics/TEFL/TESOL
  • CELTA, DELTA, or Trinity Certificate, or equivalent teaching certification (must comprise a minimum of 120 hours coursework and 20 hours classroom teaching practice)
  • previous Middle East experience or experience working in emergent nations
  • experience teaching specialized English courses, such as TOEFL/ IELTS preparation, business English, medical English
  • native English speaker
  • a bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years’ English language teaching experience


  • Classroom hours:  approximately 20 hours per week; additional work may be available as the opportunity arises.
  • Working hours:  6 evenings a week (from Saturday to Thursday); daytime classes may also be offered 
  • Holidays:  Fridays, all university holidays, one week off every 8 weeks, and a 2-3 week break over Christmas/New Year’s
  • Class Size:  15-20 students  
  • Contract Type: 1 year with potential for renewal
  • Employment visa will be provided by the university

Salary and Benefits

  • Attractive tax-free salary
  • round-trip airfare from country of origin
  • furnished accommodation, plus most utilities
  • work laptop, mobile phone
  • available participation in the University health insurance program

Submitting an application

Please send the following documents:

  • a letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae or résumé
  • copies of highest degree and teaching certificates
  • a copy of the photo page from a current passport


All materials should be emailed to: