EFL Faculty Positions for Men and Women
INTERLINK at Al Yamamah University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
With separate campuses for men and women, Al Yamamah University (YU) offers programs in Business Administration, Architecture & Engineering, and Law as well as Executive MBA, master’s degrees in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, and Business Law.
English being the medium of instruction, INTERLINK International Institutes, Inc. at Al Yamamah provides an intensive English language program during the foundation year to prepare students for their academic studies at the University. Additionally, INTERLINK offers language training to: 1) businesses and government agencies whose personnel need tailored, short-term programs for special purposes and 2) individuals in the larger community wishing to improve their English language skills for personal, professional, and study abroad purposes. INTERLINK also provides teacher training for instructors in K-12 schools.
A focus on transformative education and client-oriented services has enabled both institutions, Al Yamamah University and INTERLINK, to be recognized for excellence among institutions of higher education, numerous governmental agencies, and the private sector. This visibility has contributed to their impressive growth and popularity among employers. In August 2022, Al Yamamah will open its third campus in Al Khobar on the East Coast of Saudi Arabia, with its first year only for INTERLINK students.
INTERLINK utilizes a project-based instructional approach to help students to discover key aspects of the English language through activities linked to projects. It operates without textbooks, giving students more involvement in discovering and utilizing language and contexts in purposeful, collaborative creation. Students and instructors use portfolios to document and reflect on progress and proficiency. This process is aimed at having students become critical thinkers and autonomous learners and develop habits of thought, personal initiative, and engagement necessary for academic success.
For instructors to work successfully in such a learning environment, several conditions must apply: they themselves are interested in innovative approaches and are willing to learn, change, and grow; their lesson planning relies on regular teacher reflection (personal as well as peer observation, analysis, action); their classroom activities engage student needs and interests through incorporation of student produced or identified ideas/materials; and their assessment of student learning and targeted feedback are regular and ongoing.
Full-time faculty are expected to:
Preference will be given to candidates who:
Learn more about INTERLINK at Al Yamamah (also referred to as SILC) at http://www.yu.edu.sa
To submit an application, please submit your resume and cover letter using the following form:
Following the directions on the cover letter composition is an important factor in determining whether an applicant will be invited for an interview. Please read the following directions carefully before submitting your CV and cover letter. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
The INTERLINK Search Committee
David Sauve, English Instructor –
As I reflect back on my experience, joining INTERLINK was a great decision for me and my family. I have nothing but positive things to say about INTERLINK management and faculty. INTERLINK’s curriculum is unique and allows for instructor autonomy. The instructors working for INTERLINK are qualified and dedicated to their craft. The management team and support staff do everything in their power to help with new instructor transition, professional development and even maintenance on the accommodations. In addition, the faculty go out of their way to help new instructors adapt and align themselves to the INTERLINK curriculum. The instructional coordinators work closely to help instructors develop as professionals and the director and assistant director are an integral part of the process. I would highly recommend INTERLINK to anyone considering teaching in the Middle East.