Full-time teaching at SYA is a role that combines instruction, providing students guidance and frequent collaboration with faculty and staff from SYA (both locally and at other campuses) and at times other schools. Teachers are expected to use SYA’s mission statement as a guide to teach courses that focus on improving student skills in SYA’s four main areas of curricular focus; language acquisition, intercultural competence, independence and interdependence, and creative and critical thinking.

English instruction at SYA is a collaborative process involving working closely with colleagues from all SYA campuses. SYA is currently developing clearer guidelines and structure for its English curriculum based on our mission-driven programmatic goals and research-based best practice for teaching English in the study abroad environment. This does not typically mean teaching works in translation from the host country or works written about the host country per se, but rather working with a series of works exploring the idea of cultural “otherness” supported by regular guided reflexion on students’ own experience abroad. The course deliberately explores these ideas in an aim to use the study of literature in context to help build student critical thinking and intercultural competence skills.

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Current Employer

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* 3. Current Position

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* 4. How long have you been with your current employer?

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* 5. Please upload a current version of your CV, two letters of recommendation and a cover letter describing your interest in the position as one PDF file.

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* 6. Which SYA campuses are you interested in applying for? (please note that there may not be openings at all campuses.)

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Beijing, China
Rennes, France
Viterbo, Italy
Zaragoza, Spain

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* 7. Please rate your experience with the following tools/platforms:

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Canvas LMS
Haiku/Moodle/other LMS
Google for education products (drive, docs, etc...)
Slack

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* 8. Please list your comfort level with the following situations:

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Teaching from a shared curriculum
Helping to build a shared curriculum
Teaching a book you have not yet read
Serving as an academic advisor
Serving on the discipline committee
Teaching in a class with a wide range of abilities
Fostering online discussions
Working in a paperless classroom (except for the books themselves)
Forgoing a certain amount of independence and autonomy in order to advance clear curricular goals
Living and working in a foreign cuture

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* 9. I am interested in teaching at SYA for:

Whether applying for one year or for a long-term position, SYA will provide housing for the first year of the teacher's employment.

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* 10. Other than what you have already explained in your cover letter, is there anything you think we should know about your candidacy?

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