ESL Instructor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

ESL Instructor


The Professional Development Institute (PDI) of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is seeking ESL instructors for its English Language programs.  PDI provides English language instruction to non-traditional students.  The majority of students are adults enrolled in general ESL classes in the evenings.  However, PDI also offers test preparation courses (TOEFL, IELTS), as well as classes specifically tailored to the needs of clients—i.e., conversational, medical, business English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP).  In short, PDI functions as a specialized language institute rather than a university preparatory program.


  • Native English speaker
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years’ English language teaching experience


  • MA/M.Ed in English/Applied Linguistics/TEFL/TESOL
  • CELTA, DELTA, or Trinity Certificate, or equivalent teaching certification (must comprise a minimum of 120 hours coursework and 20 hours classroom teaching practice)
  • Previous Middle East experience or experience working in emergent nations
  • Experience teaching specialized English courses, such as TOEFL/ IELTS preparation, business English, medical English, academic English


Instructors are responsible for:

  • Planning, preparing, and delivering lessons effectively
  • Meeting the curriculum objectives for each course
  • Developing and using supplemental materials to enhance learning
  • Preparing and administering weekly assessments
  • Maintaining attendance and grading records
  • Attending staff meetings and workshops
  • Carrying out various other tasks assigned by department head, such as placement testing
  • Work independently and also as a member of a small team of instructors



Applicants should submit the following materials via email, with “ESL Instructor” in the subject line, to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of highest degree and teaching certificates
  • A copy of the photo page from a currentpassport


No telephone calls please. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.  AUIS is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes cultural diversity is essential to education.