American University of Iraq - Baghdad

ELA Instructor - Accepting Applications

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AUIB is a non-profit, private university that is fully accredited in Iraq by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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Why the American University of Iraq—Baghdad?

The new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) opened in Spring of 2021 and is now hiring for ELA Instructors for its English Language Academy.  AUIB began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world.  With a grand library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world.  We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

Reporting directly to the Director of the English Language Academy, the successful applicant(s) will be a highly motivated and dedicated educator with expertise in ESL instruction and experience working with international and multi-lingual learners. As part of a newly established institute, the successful applicant(s) will develop curriculum and teach English courses within one of the three programs: Academic Success Program, Corporate Training Program or the Community Education Program.

Teaching Load: 20 hours per week

Administrative hours: 20 hours per week

This position will be responsible for:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date academic records.
  • Lead a classroom of 15-20 students.
  • Teaching hours are 20 hours per week.
  • Administrative tasks, office hours for tutoring, and class preparation are 20 hours per week.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons to a range of classes and age groups.
  • Prepare and set tests, examination papers and exercises.
  • Mark and provide appropriate feedback on written work.
  • Devise, write and produce new materials, including audio and visual resources.
  • Attend and contribute to faculty meetings and committees.


  • Native speakers of English or Native-like proficiency
  • 5+ years minimum of international teaching experience
  • Must have good skills in online teaching and use of LMS (Canvas)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism with staff, faculty, and students at all times.
  • It is necessary to have an MA in a related field with at least five years of experience, such as education, TESOL, applied linguistics, or linguistics.

Application Requirements for Positions at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad

To be considered for any role at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB), applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter: This should detail how your skills and experience align with the specific requirements of the position you are applying for.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please provide an up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae
  • Identification: A valid national ID or passport is required for the application process.
  • For ELA Intructor vacancies, the application needs to include: Teaching Philosophy (1 page max)

** Please note that applications missing any of these components will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and WhatsApp to schedule interviews.

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will need to provide additional documentation:

  • Educational transcripts and certifications must be translated into English.
  • References: You must provide contact details for three references.

These individuals should be those who have either worked with you or supervised your work.

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ELA Instructor - Accepting Applications
Airport Road Baghdad, Iraq
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