faculty to teach the First Year Seminar Program. FYS is based on texts in philosophy, literature, religious studies, social sciences and humanities. It is mandatory for all freshmen at AUCA and provides the foundational skills for independent research. Students practice close reading, critical thinking, collaborative dialogue, research, and argumentative and comparative writing. AUCA seeks faculty with backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences and with engaged, interactive classroom techniques to teach in an ESL environment. AUCA is Central Asia’s premier university on a purpose-built campus in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Successful applicants may also be expected to teach in other programs. These include the General Education program, which hosts the newly developed Second Year Seminar. SYS courses are 6 credit sections individually designed by faculty, who can take the opportunity to create courses in line with their area of expertise and specialization yet also meet standard requirements for all SYS sections. Regular Gen Ed courses can also be offered for 6 credits, and potentially 6 credits for Research on a case by case basis.
Applicants should meet the following minimal requirements:
* PhD (exceptionally, MA) degree in the humanities or social sciences
* Fluent English
* University level teaching experience
Please send your CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy (not more than 1000 words), and two letters of reference (scanned copies are acceptable) to Dr. William McDonald at email@example.com, and Dr. Duane Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department: School of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Deadline: November 15th 2018
Summary of position
The Program Manager will work under the leadership of the Head of SEBA Division and supervision by the MBA program Coordinator. The Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that all administrative tasks for the MBA program are completed on time and accurately. The Program Manager coordinates with the rest of the staff of the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration and ensures that there is a smooth flow of communications between the MBA program, students, faculty, alumni, and partner organizations, including Human Resources and Payroll.
Provide the Payroll and Human Resources departments with the reports and information they need on a timely basis.
Implement operational/administrative policies and procedures specific to the achievement of the objectives and goals of the MBA program;
Coordinate with the other programs in the SEBA Division.
Support the MBA Program Coordinator
Plan and implement program activities in accordance with the approved work plan and time frame to achieve program goals;
Assist in the planning and preparation of program budgets for all required activities;
Administer and monitor MBA program area revenues and expenses to maintain budget and implement activities as per work plan, and provide timely financial reports;
Make timely and independent decisions in the field while conducting the program;
Plan and implement program activities in accordance with the approved work plan and time frame to achieve program goals;
Participate in the development, design, writing and editing of curricular enhancement materials;
Create the schedule of courses and book the necessary resources.
Manage communications with faculty, staff and students to ensure that the program works smoothly.
Collaborate on the design of specific marketing and public relations materials.
Provide new members of the faculty with an orientation to the school and program.
Ensure that payroll records are completed on time and accurately.
Ensure that feedback and performance information is collected and secured.
Help faculty acquire textbooks and other material they may need.
Provide all new students with an orientation to how the program works from the administrative perspective.
Assist students with issues and help them solve problems as they come up.
Support events, maintain communications, build relationships with MBA alumni.
Maintain a database of Alumni. Conduct surveys to gather additional information. Compile and analyze data about alumni as needed.
Collaborate and communicate on a continuous basis with the all stakeholders of the AUCA partner schools, to ensure successful execution of the program activities;
Engage in regular interaction with, serve as liaison between, and coordinate with MBA program partners to develop program linkages and obtain support;
Required Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor's degree in education with three years’ experience in educational improvement, teacher education preferably in science, curriculum, public policy and/or related work in planning, organizing and evaluating educational projects/programs;
Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events;
Strong facilitation, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to work with culturally diverse staff, a variety of education stakeholders and the immediate and larger community;
Working knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures;
Ability to gather record and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
Excellent command of the national, Russian and English language and grammar, both verbal and written;
Ability to identify and solve complex problem in a timely and efficient manner;
Advanced organizational skills, ability to multi-task and stay on track to meet the education improvement program goals and objectives;
Operate confidently and calmly under tight timelines, unpredictable and stressful situations.
The position reports to the Head of Division, Program
The position will actively engage with other members of UCA to enhance a culture of collaboration and professional networking.
The job description is subject to change.
How to Apply To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and contact to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “MBA Program Manager”.
The Writing and Academic Resource Center (WARC) of the American University of Central Asia is seeking to fill a full-time position of the WARC Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of the WARC. The Coordinator's primary function is to supervise student tutors. Secondary functions of the coordinator are to promote WARC services and coordinate with Director on WARC objectives and activities; with the Director, recruit and select WARC tutors; help develop in-class workshops on request from faculty; develop materials for and maintain the WARC website; attend and present information about the WARC at outreach functions such as AUCA new student orientations and faculty orientations and meetings; attend professional development workshops for faculty offered by the Director and others within AUCA and the Bard HESP Network; maintain WARC budget with the Director; collect and maintain WARC usage data; and maintain relationships with professional Writing Center organizations.
Daily supervision and interface with WARC tutors regarding matters of attendance, scheduling, and performance
Collaborate regularly with the Director to ensure the WARC’s objectives are being met
Serve as WARC’s primary support staff, responding to telephone calls, electronic mail, drop-in traffic and filing/photocopying
Monitor and prepare tutor stipend payout data
Assist in the process of recruitment and selection of new tutors
Ensure tutors receive on-going and individualized training as needed, including supervising the mentoring program
Communicate with tutors regarding training and teambuilding events
Maintain WARC records and files, including student usage data
Develop and maintain WARC online content, including WARC website and social media accounts
Work with AUCA computer/media staff to maintain and develop the WARC’s technology
Attend student orientations and conduct other outreach activities to introduce and spread awareness of the WARC’s services
Assist the Director in drafting reports
Assist with assessment of WARC operations
Procure supplies for WARC operations from the Physical Plant Department
Conduct workshops for students, staff, and faculty, focusing on global or specific writing issues as needed, designed at the request of instructors or university administration
Attend and participate in tutor training workshops and courses offered by the Director and guest presenters
Present information about the WARC for AUCA new student orientation and recruitment functions
Attend professional development workshops on various writing topics
Maintain relationships with professional organizations
Attend external professional development conferences when possible
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of current pedagogical practices and teaching experience in composition, writing across the disciplines, as well as English language courses
Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, professional use of social media, knowledge of statistics and recordkeeping
Professional level oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with diverse constituencies
Superb interpersonal skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities
Strong leadership skills
Ability to work flexible hours
To apply, please send your CV, a letter of interest, proof of qualifications (copies of degrees and certificates conferred), and two references to email@example.com, cc’ed to Mariya Antonova, WARC Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pease include “WARC Coordinator Position” in the subject line.
Area of Teaching: English language (English for Academic Purposes, Academic Writing, and TOEFL Test Preparation).
The American University of Central Asia’s New Generation Academy is seeking an ESL/EFL instructor to teach English for Academic Purposes, Academic Writing, and TOEFL Test Preparation courses for Spring 2018. New Generation Academy is a one-year preparatory program aimed at preparing students for AUCA admission exams and liberal arts undergraduate education requirements. This position is a part-timeposition.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Reporting directly to the NGA Director, the ESL/EFL Instructor is responsible for planning, teaching and evaluating assigned classes in accordance with the NGA curriculum, with assistance from the NGA Director, Senior Instructors and Instructors; for maintaining student class records; for fulfilling administrative duties as required and/or requested by the Program; and for participating in professional development activities such as workshops and meetings.
BAin Humanities and a certification in TESOL/TEFL/CELTA are required, MA in TESOL or Applied Linguistics preferred
Minimumone year university-level experience teaching ESL
Strong background in grammar
Strong presentation, communication and writing skillsp
Basic computer skills
Ability to move from building to building between classes and across college campuses
Compensation: commensurate with experience and education.
To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus and two Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) to email@example.com (Subject: "ESL/EFL Instructor") and put the Office of Human Resources cc-ed in your e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org December 14, 2018
The C5+1 Youth Council (YC) Program Coordinator will work to fulfill the goals of the C5+1 Youth Council program, developed by American University of Central Asia in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The C5+1 YC, established in 2016 and supported by the U.S. Embassy Bishkek, is a regional platform for university undergraduate students to engage on issues of regional significance with fellow students. The 2018-2019 YC has expanded to a large diverse group of students from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan to discuss key regional areas for cooperation corresponding to the C5+1 diplomatic framework - Global Security, Central Asia Business Competitiveness, Transport Corridor Development, and Environmental Issues and Climate Change.
Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Scope of work:
The YC C5+1 Program Coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating the C5+1 Youth Council program to meet C5+1 YC program goals. The coordinator of the C5+1 Youth Councils provides vision and coordination for the YC’s efforts to engage university students from across Central Asia. This includes managing and coordinating weekly or bi-weekly sessions, monthly activities, and event preparation.
Manages all organizational and administrative aspects of the day-to-day operations of the program.
Effectively leads and mentors Youth Council members to develop an annual action plan that aims to address C5+1 issues.
Manages all program communications through media relations and social media.
Demonstrates a positive attitude and is a positive public representative of the YC.
Supervises and monitors activities and events, by guiding YC C5+1 members.
Maintains close communication and positive relationships with key program partners.
Organizes several speaker events for the YC, in cooperation with key partners. Closely coordinates with the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, including arrangement of logistical details related to meetings and lectures associated with C5+1 YC.
Maintains orderly records for all aspects of program administration, including timely tracking and communicating progress on activities and implementation to funders and AUCA financial management through Quarterly and Semi-Annual interim program and financial reports.
Minimum of two years work experience in either project management, or grant coordination, or leading implementation of activities;
Excellent management, logistic, interpersonal and teambuilding skills;
Ability to develop and facilitate youth programs;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
Fluent verbal and written communications skills in English and Russian, Kyrgyz language skills will be an asset;
Ability to provide creative ideas and build partnership and communication with other organizations, institutions, potential speakers and public figures;
Effective communication skills, both written and verbal;
Experience creating and managing social media content;
Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, particularly in organizing public events;
Ability to multi-task and set priorities while working independently;
Exceptional attention to detail;
Ability to quickly respond to requests from key partners;
Integrity and a proactive work ethic and positive attitude.
Terms: The YC C5+1 Coordinator directly reports to the AUCA Grants Office and to the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek.
Please send your CV (no more than 2 pages) and statement of interest (no more than 1 page) by January 24th, 2019 to the following email: email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include “C5+1 Youth Council (YC) Program Coordinator Position” in the subject line.