Social Science Instructor Job Position in Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 24 February 2014
Open to: PhD holders in their field with experience in teaching international students
Salary: $4,400 USD per summer school session, round-trip travel to Istanbul, and accommodation.


The Open Society Foundations are currently recruiting instructors of the social sciences and the humanities to teach at the Open Society Scholarship Programs’ 2014 Pre-Academic Summer Program in Istanbul. There will be two summer school sessions held in 2014: the first from June 27 to July 23, and the second from August 1 to 27. Both sessions will be identical in structure and instructors can apply to teach at one or both sessions. Instructors will be expected to attend two days of preparation as a part of each session: June 27–28 for the first session, and August 1–2 for the second session.

Students attending the summer school will be entering graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including political science, human rights, international relations, education, environmental studies, public health, anthropology, economics, gender studies, sociology, law, history, and development studies. Participants in the summer school take one academic writing course (2 hours per day, 4–5 days a week) and one social science course (1.5 hours a day, 4–5 days a week). Social science instructors will work closely with academic writing instructors during the pre-program preparation to coordinate their course approach and writing/research assignments. Each course is expected to have approximately 15 students. The expected total number of students attending each summer school session is approximately 70.


Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in their field and have experience teaching international students with varying levels of English ability and preparation in the subject. Preference will be given to individuals with significant experience teaching in a western institution and experience living/teaching in the participants’ home regions (Africa, Asia, Central Asia & the Caucasus, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia). Due to budgetary considerations, preference will also be given to those who are able to travel inexpensively and conveniently to Istanbul.


$4,400 USD per summer school session, round-trip travel to Istanbul, and accommodation.


The deadline for application is 24 February 2014.

Experienced instructors of the social sciences/humanities should submit a letter of interest, CV (including references), and sample syllabus for an intensive 3.5-week course of their choice to Applicants should specify which session they are applying for, or whether they are applying to teach at both. Please note that syllabi and assignments will be finalized during the three-day preparation in cooperation with the academic writing instructors.

 For further information please visit the official website.


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