Teacher Vacancy at UTC - University of Tunis Carthage

Study Centre: UTC – University of Tunis Carthage
Study Centre location: Tunis, Tunisia
Job Title: Teacher

About UTC

UTC is a private University located in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. UTC is divided into three

  • Carthage Business School
  • Carthage School of Architecture and Design
  • UTC Global

UTC has a beautiful urban campus located in a residential suburb of Tunis. The campus is a 10-minute drive from Downtown Tunis and and a 5-minute drive from Carthage, a historic city of antiquity that is today an upscale residential neighbourhood along the shores of the Mediterranean. The campus is also a few miles away from the picturesque blue-and-white village of Sidi Bou Said overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Tunis is only a 2-hour flight to Paris and a 1-hour flight to Rome.

About Tunis and Tunisia

  • Tunisia has a population of 11 million people. The capital city Tunis has a population of 2.4 million.
  • Most Tunisians are trilingual, meaning they speak Arabic, French, and English.
  • Tunisia is the only Democracy in the region.
  • Tunisia’s coastline stretches over 1148 km/ 713 miles.
  • The economy in Tunisia is mainly driven by agriculture, tourism, and textiles industries.

Purpose and Responsibilities

Classroom Responsibilities

  • Independently prepare and teach assigned courses in a professional manner and attend all scheduled classes (approximately 15-16 contact hours/week)
  • Use innovative approaches to teaching that follow current best practices and research in second language acquisition including but not limited to
    • communicative lessons – language used in authentic contexts at all levels of instruction
    • communicative and authentic assessments (minimal to no fill-in-the blank, multiple choice, or other non-communicative types of assessments at any level of instruction)
  • Regularly provide feedback to students both orally and in writing
  • Collaborate with the instructional team to prepare and deliver lessons consistent with the ALS and NCUK curriculum documents and procedures
  • Discuss and implement plans for improvements to the delivery of classroom instruction based on student evaluations, and other input as appropriate
  • Contribute to the creation of materials with the team as well as individually
  • Develop and/or update course syllabus, lesson plans, projects, or other student assignments
  • Teach NCUK EAP courses according to the NCUK policies and procedures
  • Follow the ALS policies for planned/unplanned absences and substitute teachers and teaching

Non-Instructional Responsibilities

  • Attend all regularly scheduled ALS, UTC and NCUK meetings
  • Assist with orientation and placement testing
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours
  • Regularly check and respond as necessary to email/other forms of communication within a reasonable timeframe
  • Record student grades with no more than a one-week delay
  • Submit completed student progress reports according to ALS, UTC and NCUK guidelines
  • Follow UTC policies concerning employee conduct
  • Attend ALS all-school events (field trips, end of session celebrations, etc.
  • Attend and assist with UTC Global and UTC events and functions as appropriate
  • Work professionally and collaboratively with the ALS team, UTC and NCUK staff and faculty
  • Assist with some aspects of student recruitment (it is difficult to define this piece as we initiate the program, but responsibilities will be discussed and agreed upon as the development of the program moves forward)

Professional Development Responsibilities

  • Propose presentations to professional conferences and present when accepted and/or provide or attend UTC/ALS internal training
  • Stay current with best practices and research in second language acquisition, experiential, project-based, content-based learning, and instructional technology.
  • Participate in the ALS accreditation process as needed

Committee Member Responsibilities

  • Participate with and possibly chair one of two committees in the American Language School: (1) Assessment; and (2) Curriculum and Instructional Resources (committees will be formed as the program develops and grows so this may not be pertinent during the first year)
  • Participate in the NCUK Programme Committee (3 Meetings/year)

Other Duties As Assigned

Any additional responsibilities identified to help develop and grow the program during the initial stages will be discussed and agreed upon in advance

Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters in TESL/TEFL and at least one year experience teaching and assessing English for
    Academic Purposes (EAP)

    • Successful completion of the CELTA or DELTA is also acceptable assuming the individual has adequate teaching experience
  • Experience working internationally
  • Flexible and creative
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborative

Further notes

Pay and Benefits

In addition to a monthly living stipend, ALS/UTC provides its international visiting ESL/EFL Teachers with a fully furnished apartment and paid utilities, a bonus paid in December and June, several cultural visits around the country, and a paid round-trip ticket.

If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Director, Sheryl Meyer at smeyer@utctunisie.com with any additional questions.

How to apply

Please send your CV to cv@utctunisie.com.

Key dates

Application deadline: Friday 20 August 2021