American University of Afghanistan A

Full-time faculty position in English as a Second Language (open rank)

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Full-time faculty position in English as a Second Language (open


Director of the Academy




Kabul, Afghanistan

No. of Position:



30 June 2021

This position requires the successful candidate to
work in Afghanistan


Founded in 2006 as a private, non-profit university, The
American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a student‐centered,
innovative institution dedicated to educating Afghanistan's next
generation of leaders. Committed to blending liberal learning and
professional preparation, AUAF currently offers four undergraduate
and two graduate degrees. We currently host 1,000
degree-seeking students.

The Academy program was founded in the fall semester of
2018 to prepare students in English language proficiency, academic
integrity, and entry-level math skills to succeed in English-only
instruction in their undergraduate programs. The Academy is
seeking one (1) qualified candidate for full-time English as a
second language faculty to begin in the Fall semester
Rank will be commensurate with qualifications,
experience, and the needs of the University. Review of applications
will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is
filled. The job is located in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Position Summary

This regular faculty appointment is a full-time, nine-month,
non-tenure-track faculty position, one-year, three-year renewable,
with the potential to be converted to a multi-year position.
Teaching responsibilities include a four-course / semester teaching
load consisting of intermediate and advanced level English language
courses. In addition to teaching and mentoring, AUAF faculty
responsibilities include scholarship and university service.

Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty fulfill the roles and responsibilities described in the
Faculty Handbook and university policies and procedures that detail
specific faculty duties. Major responsibilities are listed

With the exception of holidays, university closures, weekends,
and other breaks, faculty are expected to work on campus in
Afghanistan during the base contract period. Under certain security
and COVID-19 conditions, which are monitored continuously, some
online, remote teaching may be required. The base contract period
refers to an academic year consisting of two semesters, including
pre- and post-semester faculty workshops and advising. The
contractual period extends from one week before the start of the
first semester to one day after spring graduation, which full-time
faculty are required to attend.

Teaching and Mentoring

  • Teach four foundation non-credit courses (12-15 contact hours)
    per semester, evaluating student work and assessing student
    learning outcomes.

  • Participate in weekly department meetings.

  • Hold regular office hours and work with individual students,
    acting as academic mentor.

  • Remain engaged and current in the field.

  • Assist in orientation and test administration.


  • Remain active in scholarly pursuits to include the creation of
    intellectual products that are available to internal and/or
    external audiences.

University service

  • Contribute to the overall well-being and development of the

  • Service to the university includes both internal activities and
    external outreach on the behalf of the institution.

  • A strong sense of values and ethics, consistent with the
    mandate of the American University of Afghanistan.

  • Service can take many forms, including fostering collegiality,
    participating in the life of the university, assisting in
    curriculum review, participating actively in committee work,
    developing the capacity of external stakeholders on the behalf of
    AUAF, consulting and grant-writing for the university, and service
    to the external community.

Required Qualifications:

  • BATESOL or BA with TESL/CELTA certification or BA in English
    Literature, Education (with a focus in Language Arts, ESL, or
    similar), Composition and Rhetoric, Communications, or a related

  • Specialization in assessment design or reading and writing

  • Minimum five (5) years teaching experience in western higher

  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

  • Experience teaching in international, multicultural, developing
    and/or post-conflict settings preferred.

  • Ability to work in a team.

  • Demonstrated experience with a learning management system,
    Canvas preferred.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • MATESOL, MA (with TESL/CELTA certification) or PhD/EdD

  • Publications or evidence of professional engagement.

Benefits and Environment

This is an exceptional opportunity to work at a recently formed
university in an emerging and rapidly changing society.

The American University of Afghanistan offers a generous
benefits package that includes a competitive salary, air
transportation, university-provided accommodation, and paid
international health care insurance for international

International faculty and staff live and work on AUAF's 50-acre
main campus. The AUAF campus utilizes state-of-the art security
infrastructure and protocols and are protected by a large
professional security corps. Transportation between the adjacent
campuses or to approved locations and the airport is by armored,
guarded vehicles.

To Apply

To apply, please send as a single PDF document: a cover letter,
curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching purpose, and contact
information for three references to "" target="_blank" rel=
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immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please,
include AF-Int-57-2021- Full-time faculty position in
English as a Second Language (open rank)
in the subject
line of the email, otherwise, the application will not be
considered. Applications in languages other than English will not
be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted. A written test or example of work may be used as
a form of screening.

If hired, the successful applicant is expected to provide
official proof of academic degrees (transcripts sent from the
degree-granting school directly to AUAF).

AUAF does not charge recruitment fees to applicants.

AUAF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at
all levels. AUAF follows a strict non-discriminatory policy in its
selection and employment practices. All applicants will receive
equal consideration and applicants from all ethnic, religious and
economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

AUAF strives to ensure that all employees work in safe
environments, but safety and security are to a great degree
contingent on various factors within Afghanistan that are outside
of AUAF's control. Applicants should carefully consider and
evaluate their safety and security in Afghanistan.

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