At Webster University in Tashkent, we take pride in our hand-picked faculty and staff who enable us to maintain a high standard of education and support for the people we serve – our students. We hire nationally and internationally, selecting candidates who will bring their unique experience, knowledge, and skills to our constantly growing body of faculty and staff.
We are currently accepting applications for the faculty and staff roles described below.
Job Title: English for Mass Media Professionals (EPMM) Instructor
Number of open positions: 3
Location: Fergana City, from October to December, and Margilan, from January to May. Transport may be provided from Fergana City to Margilan, starting in January.
Duration: October 2021 – May 2022
Times: Weekday evenings
- Twice weekly 2-hour lessons for intermediate and advanced group instructors
- Thrice weekly 1.5-hour lessons for the beginner group instructor
The main aim of the English for Professionals in Mass Media program is to develop the professional knowledge and English skills of mass media professionals so that they may enter into and engage with the international media community, and thereby, to establish themselves as bridges of information between the citizenry of Uzbekistan and the international community. Integral to the success of this aim is that EPMM instructors deliver learner-centered lessons in the target language, facilitate interactive in-class activities, promote critical thinking and media literacy, and assist participants in understanding and developing projects in genres specific to mass media professions.
The English for Specific Purposes (ESP) curricula for the advanced and intermediate groups utilize a Project-Based Learning approach that focuses on exposing the participants to international media standards and practices through the exploration and development of projects in specific media genres and platforms. This includes news articles, op-eds, feature articles, podcasts, and video news segments.
The curriculum for the beginner group starts by focusing on basic English language development of the four macro skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and eventually shifts to developing the participants’ language skills within the context of their work as mass media professionals. Finally, beginner participants should expect to complete short news articles in the target language.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Develop and/or adapt communicative, learner-centered lesson plans derived from an established curriculum
- Create and manage interactive in-class activities (e.g., discussions and debates) that aid in achieving the lesson learning objective(s) while promoting critical inquiry
- Manage classrooms, participants, and grades. This includes the following:
- Provide a written list of classroom rules and expectations and explain them thoroughly
- Explain instructions and communicate expectations clearly and with great detail for
in-class activities, weekly tasks, and assessments
- Provide written instructions for every assignment
- Provide written instructions and rubrics for every major assessment
- Evaluate participant work with valuable written feedback
- Input grades in a timely manner
- Answer participant and coordinator emails promptly and satisfactorily
- Access and, if necessary, adapt authentic English language print and broadcast news samples that can assist participants in reaching lesson learning objectives
- Keep participants engaged and motivated
- Report regularly to the project coordinator and curriculum coordinator
- Must fall into one of the following two categories:
- A B.A. in an English-related subject, and at least 4 years’ experience teaching English to university students and/or adults
- An M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and 2 years’ experience teaching English to university students and/or adults
- Must have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 for beginner instructor, at least 6.5 for intermediate instructor, and 7.0 for advanced instructor
- Must be able to dedicate 4 to 5.5 hours of instruction and at least 8 to 10 hours of preparation and evaluation per week
- Must have no professional or personal conflicts with an evening course schedule
Experience teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or English for Specific Purposes (ESP) instructor at the university level or to adults
- Experience teaching and assessing English writing at a high level (i.e., not just grammar)
- Experience using a variety of digital educational technology including, but not limited to, Zoom, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office (Outlook, OneDrive), Google collaboration tools (Sheets, Forms, Docs)
- Experience teaching with a Project-Based Learning approach
- Familiarity with the Canvas learning management system
- Experience producing and editing video and audio files
- Familiarity with different journalistic and media genres and platforms including, but not limited to, news articles, op-eds, feature articles, TV news, radio news, and podcasts
- Familiarity with the development of journalism as a historical and cultural phenomenon and the current issues affecting journalism and media
Required Soft Skills:
- Open-minded learner
- Strong communicator
- Detail-oriented planner
- Effective problem-solver
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest and CV/Resume with teaching history to EPMM Program Coordinator, Ms. Farida Murodova (email@example.com). Applications will be collected until Sept. 30, 2021 and reviewed on a rolling basis. Only eligible candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Effective Date: August 1, 2021
Position Title: Wellness Counselor
Department: Student Success, Tashkent Campus
How to Apply: Submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org - include the position title in subject line
General Statement of Duties:
Through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors promote student success. They provide preventive services and respond to identified student needs in a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and social/emotional development. The Wellness Counselor can provide individual or group counseling, outreach, assessment, and emergency mental health services to Webster University students located at any of the Uzbekistan campuses. While primarily serving the undergraduate population at the Tashkent campus, this individual can also expect to work with graduate students at our partnership campuses (one in Tashkent and one in Samarkand). This position reports to the Deputy Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides psychological and emotional therapy to students via individual, group, couples, and family counseling. Provides counseling related to women’s issues. Responsibilities include: crisis intervention; on-call duty; working with culturally diverse populations (especially racial, sexual orientation, international); consultation with faculty, staff, and parents; design and delivery of psycho-educational workshops.
- Be a resource for staff and faculty that may need psychological or emotional therapy.
- Conducts in-services and skills-building workshops as needed. Provides follow-up interventions related to the work of the university committee on at-risk students. These responsibilities include planning and implementing student outreach activities in conjunction with other staff and arranging for students to receive appropriate support services.
- Responds to emergency situations and works in conjunction with other University staff in dealing with student crises. Required to carry a cell phone and be on call 24 hours a day in case of emergencies. May require some evening and weekend hours.
- Acts as a consultant to administrators regarding student mental health issues and problems.
- Maintains confidential files and progress notes.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or related field from an accredited university
- English language skills
- International experience, preferably at a university
- Excellent human relationship skills that include working with a diverse and geographically dispersed student population base
- Ability to effectively present information in a variety of modalities (online, webinars, face to face, group presentations, etc.)
- High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mail-merge functions)
- Relevant experience working in university student services and retention is highly desirable.
Webster University in Tashkent is currently accepting applications for adjunct faculty in the following fields:
- business law
- computer programming
- computer science
- data analytics
- information technology
- international relations
- media studies
- public relations
- sustainability studies
Teaching in Uzbekistan provides an opportunity to teach Uzbek students and their peers from Webster University's campuses in the US, Europe, and Asia. It also offers a unique research opportunity in Central Asia.
Webster University in Tashkent invites current Webster adjunct faculty applications across undergraduate and graduate programs.
Undergraduate: BS in Business Administration, BA in Economics, BA in Media Studies, BA in International Relations, BS in Management Information Systems.
Graduate: Master of Business Administration, MA in Education & Innovation, MA in Teaching English as a Second Language.
- Candidates should be available to teach on-campus, remotely, in hybrid mode (on-campus synchronously with online students), and in a blended format: four weeks on campus in Uzbekistan, twelve weeks remotely for undergraduate programs; three weeks on campus, six weeks remotely for graduate programs.
- Candidates should hold a doctorate in a related discipline and have a strong academic and professional record or a master's degree with substantial professional experience.
- Duties for the position will include World Classroom and remote/hybrid training, undergraduate and graduate programs teaching, classroom readiness, student performance assessment, and participating in broader university service.
- Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, using the link below. The search committee will begin reviewing applications as early as April 1, 2021.
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Webster University in Tashkent is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. We value diversity among faculty, staff, and students, and we actively seek to hire and encourage applications from those who are less represented in academia, based on gender, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and/or other identity.
At Webster University in Tashkent, we see ourselves as a global higher education institution located in Uzbekistan. We are happy to call this country our home, and it is part of our mission to contribute to its development. Consequently, we are committed to creating strong bonds with other universities and educational institutions, government, business, and private entities in Uzbekistan.
Our open extracurricular events, including lectures and workshops, are always open to public participation. We encourage our students, faculty, and staff to engage with our broader community, and to seek out opportunities for partnership or change.
Walker Global Hybrid Courses provide students with a unique international experience through a focused online course plus a 1-week international trip to locations such as Brazil, China and Greece.