Instructor Position for English at School of Foreign Languages


Guidelines for Application to Instructor Positions at
METU Northern Cyprus Campus
English Preparatory Program

A. Job Specifications

METU Northern Cyprus Campus School of Foreign Languages (METU NCC SFL) is seeking highly motivated and qualified instructors of English, who are capable of contributing to the maintenance of high standards of tuition at a professionally demanding teaching environment.

Employment at METU NCC SFL is on full-time basis. Besides teaching up to 20 hours a week, instructors are expected to be involved in other job-related duties such as counseling in the Self-Access Center, substitution, course/program/materials development, test production and teacher training/development activities and may also be expected to undertake administrative duties.

At the beginning of each academic year, all new instructors attend the Induction Program, which aims to support them in their adjustment to METU NCC and the SFL.

B. *METU NCC offers

    • A high quality, international campus environment
    • INSETT opportunities at SFL
    • An attractive salary package commensurate with qualifications and years of experience in teaching relevant courses at university level
    • Social security and health coverage

*Please visit for  further information about the working and living conditions at METU NCC.    

C. Person Specifications

  1. *Excellent command of English
  2. Being successful in all stages of the METU NCC SFL Instructor Recruitment Exam (Please see Part D of this document).
  3. BA/BS and MA/MSc degree in ELT or in a related field
  4. Preferably, experience in teaching English at university level
  5. ALES score of minimum 70 (for Turkish citizens)
  6. Preferably, Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards certification
  7. Preferably, expertise in one or more of the specialist areas of ELT, namely, in teacher training, curriculum development and test development

* Minimum required English Proficiency test scores for nonnative speakers of English are as follows: 

*Test *Minimum Score







PTE Academic


The equivalencies on this table are determined by the Council of Higher Education, (Tur: YÖK Kurulu) which adopts Student Selection and Placement Centre's (Tur: ÖSYM) table of test equivalencies.

D. METU NCC SFL Instructor Recruitment Exams
METU NCC SFL Instructor Recruitment Exams comprise a written exam, an interview and a demo lesson and assess the language proficiency, methodological awareness and teaching skills of the candidates.

    • Candidates who fulfill the application requirements, regardless of their academic, professional or L1 background are required to take the METU NCC SFL Instructor Recruitment Exams.
    • Only candidates who are successful in the written exam are contacted for the interview and demo lesson.
    • The interview and the demo lesson take place consecutively on the same day.
    • The exams will take place in two locations: METU Northern Cyprus Campus (School of Foreign Languages) and METU Ankara Campus (Department of Basic English)

Applications open for candidates


E. Application Documents

  1. covering letter specifying how your qualifications,  skills and experience match with the requirements of the position,
  2. An up to date CV, which includes details of your educational background (including details of attained degree/s and graduation CGPA/s) employment history and a current JPEG photo,
  3. English Proficiency test score and ALES score (see  Part C of this document)
  4. Contact information  for three professional referees, including your current or most recent employer  (If you have not been employed before, you might specify academic referees.)

 F. Application  Process
Application documents should be sent electronically to ()  with "cc" to () as Word file attachments  labeled as follows:
  Subject: Application to METU NCC SFL
  Attachment 1: 'Covering Letter – YOURFULLNAME'
  Attachment 2: 'CV – YOURFULLNAME'
  Attachment 3: 'Referees – YOURFULLNAME'
  Please note the following:

  • Applications that fail to adhere to the above specified guidelines will not be processed.
  • Copies of qualifications, certificates, letters of reference, and other additional documents are not required at this stage.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the METU NCC SFL Instructor Recruitment Exams.
  • METU NCC will not process applications from instructors who have been affiliated to another higher education institution in the TRNC during the 2018-2019 Academic Year.