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ELA Instructor

American University of Iraq - Baghdad AUIB
Baghdad Governorate, Iraq
On campus 1 bedroom apartment
Annual flight allowance and provide beginning and ending of service flight ticket.
Start date
Start August 2024
1 year
  • University
  • ESL Instructor, College/University Faculty
  • Master
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Education, TESOL, Applied Linguistics or Linquistics
  • Teaching Credential/License
    TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Australia


  • High proficiency in English
  • 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 Instructor 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.

AUIB offers competitive salaries, comprehensive health plans, and generous leave policies to ensure our team's well-being and satisfaction.

Why the American University of Iraq—Baghdad?

The new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) opened in the Spring of 2021 and is now hiring 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 a curriculum and teach English courses within one of the three programs: the Academic Success Program, the 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.


This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Join Our Team at The American University of Iraq—Baghdad

A World of Opportunities Awaits You at AUIB

At the American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB), we are more than just an academic institution; we are a vibrant and inclusive community dedicated to providing a premier American-style education in the heart of Iraq and beyond. We are in search of passionate and talented individuals from across the globe to join us in our mission. Whether you're an educator, administrator, or professional in your field, AUIB offers a unique environment to grow, inspire, and contribute to a legacy of learning and excellence.


Diversity and Inclusivity: At AUIB, we celebrate diversity and ensure inclusivity in every aspect of our campus life. Our community is a mosaic of cultures, ideas, and dreams, working together towards a shared vision. Our policies ensure fairness and equality, making AUIB a welcoming place for everyone.

Competitive Benefits: We recognize the importance of supporting our staff, both personally and professionally. AUIB offers competitive salaries, comprehensive health plans, and generous leave policies to ensure our team's well-being and satisfaction.

Professional Development: With a variety of roles and the chance to be part of a growing institution, AUIB is an ideal place for career progression and professional development. We provide numerous opportunities for our staff to enhance their skills and advance in their careers.

A Thriving Community: Living on campus is a serene and fulfilling experience. Our expatriate faculty and staff enjoy comfortable accommodations, and our vibrant campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including an expansive library, modern classrooms, and recreational amenities.

A Legacy of Excellence: Situated in Baghdad, a historic center of learning and culture, AUIB is committed to reviving and enriching this legacy. Being a member of AUIB entails taking part in a prestigious project that prominent figures in business, government, and education have envisioned.

Your Career Path Starts Here

We are currently seeking dynamic individuals for a range of positions as part of our expansion. Join us and be a part of our journey to shape minds and transform futures.

Academic Excellence: Contribute to our diverse range of academic programs with your expertise and passion for teaching.

Campus Life Enhancement: Help enrich the student experience through various roles in campus activities, student services, and administration.

Innovation and Growth: Be at the forefront of introducing new programs and initiatives that drive AUIB forward.

Benefits Snapshot:

Health Plans: Choose from our 50/50 split health plan options, covering you and your family for peace of mind.

Sick Leave: Benefit from up to 30 workdays of sick leave, ensuring you're supported during unforeseen health issues.

Holidays: As per our academic calendar, enjoy and unwind during the holidays.

Work Schedule: Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., as four hour shifts to be determined at the onset of employment.


The vision of AUIB is to become a comprehensive university, internationally recognized for research and teaching, that produces thought leaders on contemporary issues that benefit the public and preserve the heritage and culture of Iraq while preparing entrepreneurial, innovative graduates to meet the demands and challenges of Iraq’s economic and social development in an increasingly dynamic and diverse world.


The mission of AUIB is to serve Iraq and the world, through the spirit of free and broad inquiry, by supporting research and teaching on local and global issues, forming academic partnerships with top universities and international organizations, and creating an American-style, technology-enhanced curriculum that enables graduates to pursue careers and civic engagement that will, in turn, shape the future of Iraq and the region.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Teaching in Iraq offers the opportunity to live in the cradle of civilization - a nation with history reaching back to the beginnings of human development and one poised for significant socio-political and economic growth.

Arabic, Kurdish
39.2 Million est.
Iraqi dinar
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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