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Full-time Instructor: English

Full-time Instructor: English (University Foundation Program) 

The International University of Science & Technology in Kuwait (IUK) is a newly established private university in Kuwait, with a new Campus located in the heart of Kuwait near the Avenues Mall. Fully accredited by the Private Universities Council (PUC), the university offers a wide range of academic programs in Engineering, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. In addition to the academic programs, the IUK has established the University Foundation Program (UFP) that offers English and Math foundation programs. The UFP programs are designed for students whose qualifications do not allow direct admission to academic degrees. Taught on campus and online,  the UFP provides students with essential academic and language skills, mathematical skills, and support to progress confidently onto an undergraduate program. 

IUK is looking for dynamic full-time instructors who are passionate about teaching, contributing to developing a vibrant and successful learning environment with students. 

Position Summary

The primary role of the instructor of the English University Foundation Program at the IUK is to promote high-quality teaching of intensive English. Besides, he/she should collaborate with the UFP director and the colleagues to achieve the Program's mission, mentor junior colleagues, and teaching assistants, and support the program, unit, and the University with several administrative and academic services.

The intensive English program at the UFP consists of two levels: Level I and Level II. In addition to classes, the instructor is expected to maintain office hours, provide advisement for students and participate in curriculum development, and contribute to university professional development activities.




  • Teach different English foundation levels according to his/her specialty experience.

  • Promote innovation in teaching by introducing new teaching methodologies and strategies. 

  • Engage with students in and out of the classroom.

  • Mentor new colleagues and teaching assistants 

  • Support the mission of the UFP at the IUK by following the set curriculum and working towards achieving the program objectives and student learning outcomes. 

  • Follow the university bylaws and regulations and promote the institutional environment.

  • Commit to teaching schedules, office hours, preparation, service, and professional development.

  • Provide academic support to other colleagues in the department.

  • Participate in the UFP's and university events and supporting collegiality. 

  • Support the UFP and the University in organizing seminars, international conferences, and faculty events.

  • Serve in UFP Unit and university committees as needed. 



At least a Masters degree in TESOL or TESL, applied linguistics with a TESL/TESOL emphasis, or English Masters degree in combination with CELTA or TESOL certification (or equivalent). 




  • A minimum of five years of teaching experience in teaching ESL/EFL at a university/college level. 

  • Good experience in using different learning management systems and in adopting e-learning teaching strategies. 

  • An experience that proves an understanding of a multicultural academic environment, and understanding of students' needs, including those of special needs.


Technical Skills


  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills

  • General computer and LMS skills


Behavioral Skills 


  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving Skills 

  • Strong oral and written Communication Skills 

  • People and time management skills

  • A passion for teaching

How to Apply 

Interested applicants are kindly requested to prepare the following:


  • A cover letter explaining how your experience and credentials demonstrate that you are qualified for the position.

  • A detailed resume indicating academic and professional experiences. 

  • Teaching statement that shows your philosophy about teaching and learning. You may include evidence of how you transfer your philosophy into practices in the classroom.

  • A copy of your credentials, transcripts, and certificates that show you meet the minimum requirement(s) for the position.

All of the above should be combined in one PDF file which should be submitted using the upload button given below:

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