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English Language Instructors Needed in Kurdistan

The American University of Kurdistan
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English Language Instructors Needed in Kurdistan

Job Title: English Language Instructor
Location: Duhok/Erbil
Job Type: Full time (Part time positions also available for local hires)
Salary: From $42,000 per annum (tax free)
Expiry Date: open until filled

Position Summary:
AUK invites applicants for the position of English Language Instructor. AUK is a newly established private, not-for-profit institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal, professional, and scientific knowledge and preparing the next generation of leaders for the community. AUK envisions becoming the leading university in the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq and beyond through implementing pedagogical approaches that impact critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and the lifelong learning skills required for success in contemporary society and workplaces

Key Responsibilities:
Instructors are required to teach General English (English as a Second Language) to adults and university students at all levels on the English Language Institute (ELI) programs in Duhok and Erbil.

ELI Preparatory Program for university students needing to improve their English before entering the academic programs
ELI Community adult language classes open to the public

ELI Community adult language classes open to the public

Requirements of Position
Basic requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• CELTA or equivalent
• 2+ years of teaching experience to adult learners abroad in a classroom setting
• Native or near-native English speaker

• Master’s degree (preferably in the field of TESOL/Linguistics)
• Experience teaching in the Middle East

Application Process

The Recruitment Committee will review applications on a rolling basis and will continue accepting applications until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, applications should be received as soon as possible and include:
• A cover letter
• A resume
• Three reference letters
• A scan of passport
• Scans of qualifications

References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically to, with a copy to Human Resources (

Applicants from abroad: please use the email subject line “ELI English Language Instructor”

Local applicants looking for full or part-time work: please use the subject “ELI Duhok” or “ELI Erbil”.

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