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Open Rank Faculty Position in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language or Applied Linguistics

Location: Ankara, Turkey
Organisation: Bilkent University Graduate School of Education
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Job benefits

Bilkent is a vibrant international community with more than 800 faculty members, one-fourth of this number coming from 34 countries. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and benefits will include rent-free furnished housing on campus, air-fare, paid annual leave, and private health coverage. Bilkent University has a Symphony Orchestra which performs about 30 concerts every year, inviting internationally renowned artists. 

Job description

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) program at Bilkent University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, effective September 1, 2020. This is an open rank position; all qualified applicants at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels will be considered. 

Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language (TEFL or TESL), or Applied Linguistics. Preference will be given to applicants who have a publication record in reputable journals, and a strong research agenda. Earned teaching certificate or experience of teaching English as a Second/Foreign language is an asset.

Duties associated with this position include teaching graduate courses, supervising graduate theses, maintaining active scholarly work in the field, and serving on department or university level committees. 

MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) program at Bilkent University was established in 1988 to enhance the quality of English language instruction in Turkey. It is now firmly established as one of the premier TEFL programs in Turkey, with an emphasis on both research and promoting the professional development of practicing teachers. Over 30 years, hundreds of teachers from around the country have successfully completed the MA TEFL program, and many of them are now holding leadership and/or academic positions at reputable institutions.

Bilkent University is a non-profit private English-medium university, located on a beautiful campus near “Ankara, the capital of Turkey-the cradle of civilizations.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a

  • Letter of Interest,
  • Research Stement and 
  • Teaching Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae along with contact information for five academic referees to [email protected] by May 1, 2020. 
1 May 2020
Date published:
20 Feb 2020

EAP/ESP Instructor

Location: Ankara / Turkey
Organisation: Bilkent University
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Job benefits

Fully-furnished, rent-free private accommodation on campus.  Air fare and baggage allowance at the beginning and end of contract. Residence permit, work visa, and airport transfer. Private and state medical insurance. Free Turkish course. Monthly lunch allowance. Cambridge, DELTA and/or CTEAP (BUSEL Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes) on scholarship

Job description

University instructor (, teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or English for Specific Purposes (EAP) courses in a internationally ranked university. Bilkent University’s Faculty Academic English (FAE) Program is seeking highly qualified instructors of EAP & ESP. Most FAE instructors are required to teach three classes of English 101 in the fall term and three classes of English 102 in the spring. English 101 and 102 require students to read and analyze academic texts, plan and compose academic essays, engage in independent research projects, plan and deliver oral presentations, and develop their language and academic skills proficiency as learners of a foreign language.

The FAE program also offers more advanced EAP and ESP courses. These courses provide students with the skills required to understand philosophical texts, communicate effectively in business settings, and develop language awareness and presentation skills as graduate students. Some instructors may be asked to teach these classes in lieu of English 101 and 102. Instructor of EAP/ESP Position Minimum Requirements: University degree and minimum of four years of full-time EFL/EAP experience/University degree and two years of full-time EFL/EAP experience with a Cambridge English certificate, or an internationally-recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate / A relevant graduate degree and teaching experience at the university level would be a distinct advantage/Master’s degree or Ph.D in TEFL/TESOL/Education/English/Rhetoric and composition/Minimum of 2 years relevant teaching experience at university level/Those who also have experience in content-based instruction, course design and delivery will also have a distinct advantage/Successful applicants for the position are expected to use an interactive teaching style that promotes critical thinking.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a fully-completed application form, which can be accessed at web page:

Forms should be sent to [email protected] together with a recent photo in JPEG format.

The BUSEL recruitment team reviews all applications, and only shortlisted candidates are contracted.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates are held over Skype or in person (if possible).


30 Jun 2020
Date published:
31 Jan 2020