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Russian Language and Literature Instructor

Russian Language and Literature Instructor

Position: Russian Language and Literature Instructor

Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Institution: Ƶ

Deadline: date open

Job Description:

The General Education Department invites applications for a full-time position in Russian Language and Literature Instructor beginning August 1, 2024. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service to the department and institution.

Responsibilities include:

- Teaching Russian Language and Literature to the undergraduate students ranging from beginners to advanced levels.

- Developing innovative and engaging curriculum materials to support language instruction and cultural immersion.

- Conducting scholarly research in the field of Russian language and literature, leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at academic conferences.

- Contributing to the academic community through departmental and university service, including participation in committees and engagement with relevant academic organizations.

Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Russian Language and Literature.

- Proficient command of academic English.

- Demonstrated excellence in teaching Russian as a foreign language at the university level for more than three years.

- Strong research agenda and potential for scholarly productivity in the field of Russian language and literature.

- Ability to work effectively with diverse student populations and a commitment to fostering inclusivity and equity in the classroom.

- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to gened@auca.kg and human_resources@auca.kg :

  1. Cover letter detailing a candidate’s teaching philosophy, research interests, and why one is a suitable candidate for the position.
  2. Curriculum vitae with three professional references.

Ƶ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our community. We encourage applications from candidates who contribute to the diversity of our university.

Contact Information:

For inquiries about the position or application process, please contact at gened@auca.kg.

FYSem/SYSem Position

Assistant Professor

FYSem/SYSem Position: Assistant Professor

Status: Full-time

Program: First-Year Seminar, Second-Year Seminar, and English Composition

Deadline: date open

The Department of General Education at the Ƶ invites applications from candidates for 2 full-time faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The position will involve teaching at least six undergraduate-level courses a year (three per semester) in First-year Seminar (FYS), Second-year Seminar (SYS), and English Composition. These courses are General Education requirements for the joint Ƶ̧–Bard College degree, focusing on developing and enhancing students’ basic skills in academic reading, writing, thinking, and speaking. FYS and English Composition are taught in combination, based on a common syllabus across all sections, with a focus on key texts and ideas in historical thought and cultural monuments. SYS is a topics course that continues and builds upon the work of FYS and English Composition, with individual faculty free to choose the topic of the course based on their teaching and research expertise. Accommodations in teaching load may be offered based on research activities. Responsibilities also include service activities at the departmental and university levels.

REQUIREMENTS

  • MA/MSc or Ph.D., preferably in arts, humanities, or social sciences
  • Experience of teaching in an English-medium university environment
  • Excellent command of Academic English (all courses are taught in English)
  • Evidence of experience and commitment to writing-based pedagogy

APPLICATION DETAILS

The deadline for applications is open. Shortlisted candidates may expect to be contacted for an interview. The start date is August 1, 2024.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter detailing your teaching philosophy, and why you are suitable for the position
  • CV with two references

Please submit your applications both to the General Education Office gened@auca.kg and to the Office of Human Resources at human_resources@auca.kg with the subject line “Application for FYS/SYS/Comp. (GenEd Assistant Professor)”

For any questions or concerns, please contact the FYS/SYS Director and Co-Chair of the General Education Department at conde_m@auca.kg

Office-manager of Sociology Department

Office-manager of Sociology Department

Position: Office-manager of Sociology Department

Location: Ƶ

Type of work: full time

Start of work: August 1, 2024

Deadline: July 15, 2024

Responsibilities:

  • technical organization of daily operation of three programs of the Sociology Department: bachelor program in Sociology, master program in Sociology and master program in Talent Management and Human Potential Development in Organizations
  • work with documents, preparation of reports, memos, minutes of meetings; keep daily correspondence
  • preparation of academic schedules
  • work with electronic academic databases
  • coordination between faculty, students, staff and administrators
  • timely provision of office supplies
  • assistance to recruiting students for the programs
  • administration of programs pages on social networks and on the university web-site
  • assistance in organizing programs events
  • assistance to the head of Sociology Department and director of the TALENT program in all other matters necessary for the stable work of the programs and the department

Requirements:

  • bachelor or master degree
  • one-year work experience
  • excellent command of English and Russian
  • responsible attitude to work
  • multitasking skills
  • organization skills
  • advanced computer skills

Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to talent@auca.kg and human_resources@auca.kg.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and local standards.

Part Time Faculty at the MA in Teaching (MAT) Program

Part Time Faculty for Adolescent Development Course

The MA in Teaching (MAT) Program at the Ƶ (Ƶ) is inviting applications from qualified candidates for a part-time faculty position - rank open. Candidates should hold a PhD or MA in Psychology, Adolescent Development, or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and / or prior engagement in teacher development.

The Adolescent Development course aims to give teachers and teacher candidates (MAT students) a clear understanding of adolescence so that these educators can make research-based decisions in their day-to-day teaching practices that facilitates adolescents’ learning. The course introduces students to essential theories underpinning current understanding of adolescent development as well as introduces students (teachers) to the importance of social emotional learning.

The MA in Teaching program at Ƶ is an innovative dual-degree graduate program in teacher education - offering a Masters in Pedagogy from the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education, and an MAT degree from Bard College, New York. The program offers a unique blended-learning approach with a strong focus on teaching practice, and has a diverse student body from across Central Asia. The language of instruction is English.

Roles and Responsibilities

A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) part-time faculty member works as an instructor with the Institute of Education (IOE) and MAT programming and supports MAT students through solid, research-based instruction. The tasks involved include

  • Teaching one six-credit course on Adolescent Development;
  • Designing a syllabus or revising the current MAT Adolescent Development syllabus to align with MAT program outcomes and significant research in the field;
  • Teaching face-to-face during the summer semester;
  • Holding 1-2 office hours weekly;
  • Implementing Ƶ and MAT policies as part of course instruction.

Qualities of Part-Time MAT Faculty:

We seek a faculty member who is

  • a PhD or MA holder in Psychology, Adolescent Development and / or related field;
  • an excellent teacher, with experience in teaching at the undergraduate and / or graduate level;
  • an effective communicator;
  • enthusiastic about supporting graduate students;
  • eager to learn;
  • able to teach and present material in English, complying with an English-medium program;
  • fluent in English.

Benefits for Faculty

  1. Alignment of mission. Teaching the course allows you to strengthen public and private school teachers’ understanding of their audience (teenagers); equipping those who teach in schools throughout Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia;
  2. Compensation. Salary available according to rank, per IOE / MAT program expectations.

Start Date: July 10, 2024 - August 20, 2024

Please submit the following:

  • A Cover Letter (max 500 words)
  • Resumes / CVs and Two references
  • Including referees’ names and contact information

Send your documents to Dr. Tamo Chattopadhay, chattopadhay_t@auca.kg, Director, Institute of Education, and Elizabeth Alibaeva, davis_e@auca.kg , Program Director, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Ƶ and Ƶ HR Office human_resources@auca.kg. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates.

Deadline: Priority given to applications sent before July 3, 2024

Part Time Faculty at the MA in Teaching (MAT) Program

Part Time Faculty for Inclusive Education Course

The MA in Teaching (MAT) Program at the Ƶ (Ƶ) is inviting applications from qualified candidates for a part-time faculty position - rank open. Candidates should hold a PhD or MA in Inclusive Education, Special Education, or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and / or prior engagement in teacher development.

The Inclusive Education course aims to give teachers and teacher candidates (MAT students) a clear understanding of inclusive education and its practical implementation in schools both in Kyrgyzstan and throughout the world. The course should review research-based practices in providing inclusive education to students, helping MAT students recognize best practice within the field and consider applications to the schools and regions where they teach.

The MA in Teaching program at Ƶ is an innovative dual-degree graduate program in teacher education - offering a Masters in Pedagogy from the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education, and an MAT degree from Bard College, New York. The program offers a unique blended-learning approach with a strong focus on teaching practice, and has a diverse student body from across Central Asia. The language of instruction is English.

Roles and Responsibilities

A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) part-time faculty member works as an instructor with the Institute of Education (IOE) and MAT programming and supports MAT students through solid, research-based instruction. The tasks involved include

  • Teaching one six-credit course on Inclusive Education;
  • Updating the current MAT Inclusive Education syllabus to align with MAT program outcomes and significant recent research in the field;
  • Teaching online via Zoom during fall semester;
  • Holding 1-2 office hours weekly;
  • Implementing Ƶ and MAT policies as part of course instruction.

Qualities of Part-Time MAT Faculty:

We seek a faculty member who is

  • a PhD or MA holder in Inclusive Education, Special Education, and / or related field;
  • experienced in working with secondary and / or school children;
  • an excellent teacher, with experience in teaching at the undergraduate and / or graduate level;
  • an effective communicator;
  • enthusiastic about supporting graduate students;
  • eager to learn;
  • able to teach and present material in English, complying with an English-medium program;
  • fluent in English.

Benefits for Faculty

  1. Alignment of mission. Teaching the course allows you to strengthen public and private school teachers’ understanding of their audience (teenagers) and practices available to make education inclusive; equipping those who teach in schools throughout Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia;
  2. Compensation. Salary available according to rank, per IOE / MAT program expectations.

Start Date: September 16, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Please submit the following:

  • A Cover Letter (max 500 words)
  • Resumes / CVs and Two references
  • Including referees’ names and contact information

Send your documents to Dr. Tamo Chattopadhay, chattopadhay_t@auca.kg, Director, Institute of Education, and Elizabeth Alibaeva, davis_e@auca.kg , Program Director, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Ƶ and Ƶ HR Office human_resources@auca.kg. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates.

Deadline: Priority given to applications sent before August 1, 2024

Registrar’s Office

Coordinator of the Registrar’s Office

Position: Coordinator of the Registrar’s Office

Location: Bishkek

Category: Registrar’s Office

Posted: 08.07.2024

Deadline: 19.07.2024

Responsibilities of the coordinator of the Registrar’s office include the following:

  • Tracking students’ graduation progress;
  • Collecting and processing reports from departments related to graduation;
  • Preparing information for Kyrgyz State, Ƶ and Bard College diplomas;
  • Processing education verification requests;
  • Providing information to students, staff and faculty members according to requests;
  • Processing of transfer applications, reports from departments and entering information (courses, grades, academic records) into the Ƶ database;
  • Processing external requests;
  • Full assistance in data migration to a new platform.

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of two years of work experience in higher education. Computer skills, excellent organizational and communication skills.

Languages: English, Russian, Kyrgyz.

Work schedule: regular Monday-Friday workweek from 9:00 to 18:00.

Interested candidates should send resumes to
registrar@auca.kgand CC:human_resources@auca.kgbefore July 19, 2024.

Office-manager of Software Engineering Department

Office-manager of Software Engineering Department

Position: Office-manager of Software Engineering Department

Location: Ƶ

Type of work: full time

Start of work: August 1, 2024

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Responsibilities:

  • technical organization of daily operation of the Software Engineering Department
  • work with documents, preparation of reports, memos, minutes of meetings; keep daily correspondence
  • preparation of academic schedules
  • work with electronic academic databases
  • coordination between faculty, students, staff and administrators
  • timely provision of office supplies
  • assistance to recruiting students for the programs
  • administration of programs pages on social networks and on the university web-site
  • assistance in organizing programs events (meetings, events, and workshops)
  • assistance to the head of Software Engineering Department in all other matters necessary for the stable work of the programs and the department

Requirements:

  • bachelor or master degree
  • one-year work experience
  • excellent command of English and Russian
  • responsible attitude to work
  • multitasking skills
  • organization skills
  • advanced computer skills

Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to sfw@auca.kg and human_resources@auca.kg

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and local standards.

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7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028