English Teaching Position in Sri Lanka

Bridget Goodman reisefrau at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 17 21:49:55 UTC 2012


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / HEAD OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
 
ANC is a rapidly growing dynamic private higher education institution located in downtown Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is the largest provider of American higher education in Sri Lanka. ANC offers both local and international students accredited degree programs and courses leading to easier transfers to American universities or even other top universities worldwide. Its partnership with the University of Missouri – Rolla, Missouri, Northwood University, Michigan and John F. Kennedy University, California ensures that full American university standards in all aspects of education - premises, facilities, operational practices, curricula and its professors. A true American College Experience offered in Colombo.
 
Role/Purpose
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other faculty to improve students' English knowledge and study skills so that they can perform effectively in an English-speaking university environment, 

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Be responsible to the Academic Head for leading and managing all academic aspects of the US University Transfer program at ANC under John F. Kennedy University. 
 
Successful applicants are committed to teaching excellence and believe in learner-focused pedagogies. He / She will be expected to teach a variety of courses in English such as, Freshman Composition, Literature, Business and Technical Writing courses. Furthermore, excellent skills in communication, cultural sensitivity, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. Besides the facilitation of learning, faculty participate in student advising, honor office hours and carry out other assigned duties. 
 
Qualifications, Experience, and Skills
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or a Masters Degree. Native speakers of English are preferred. At least five years of American education and teaching experience required. 
 
Personal Qualities
Outward looking and student-centered; problem solver; able to put in the time necessary to do the job, to make decisions and to accept responsibility; a willingness to maintain professional development; thorough and fair; credible in the international academic community; practical with high integrity and ethical standards; enthusiastic and committed, a positive attitude, high level of commitment and adaptability required to live and work in a private education environment in a developing country.

Remuneration Package
Contracts are normally issued for 1 to 3 years and are renewable. The screening of applications for 2013 will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A competitive annual salary comparable to US standards will be negotiated based on experience. Housing and a local health insurance package will be provided. Other benefits and travel expenses will be discussed in detail with qualified applicants.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a CV, statement of interest, one- to two-page statements of teaching interests and leadership philosophy and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted electronically to: nuraj at ancedu.com
ANC Education Holdings
Academic Head
310, R. A. De Mel Mawatha
Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
E-mail: nuraj at ancedu.com
Phone: +94 777 570 429  /  Fax: +94 11 451 0541
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