- Have formal academic training or professional experience in teaching and must have a sincere interest in teaching their native language and culture to students in the U.S.
- Have an in-depth knowledge of their culture and current events in their country
- Have leadership skills and the ability to motivate students in an emphatic manner
- Have the ability to engage students informally
- Should be able to work creatively and be self-reliant, while being willing to work cooperatively as part of a team with faculty, staff and students
- Preferably have good organizational and computer skills
- Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to learn
- Have interest in such activities as sports, music, cooking, poetry, dance, etc.
- Should be adaptable to living in rural or urban areas.
- Are in diverse locations, including small, suburban communities or rural areas which may have limited access to good public transportation
- Involve diverse duties at the host institution and many may not be limited to working exclusively in a formal classroom setting
- Frequently involve participation in extracurricular activities such as leading conversation groups, participating in community social events/lectures, working in language laboratories, etc.
- Frequently involve living in residence halls or language houses and interacting with students outside the classroom on a daily basis
- Frequently involve "animating" language clubs - making language learning interesting and personal
- Involve initiating activities for students and the university/college community using the language being taught in a friendly, outgoing and flexible manner
- Involve being a cultural ambassador
- May or may not be considered faculty positions. If they are, they carry faculty responsibilities, including the responsibility of helping students individually at all times and keeping regular office hours
- Must not carry a workload that exceeds 20 hours per week
- Must be carried out solely at the institution specified on visa documentation.
Application information available at http://libya.usembassy.gov
APPLY BY: OCTOBER 15, 2009
For more information contact the U.S. Embassy · Public Affairs Section · Tripoli, Libya
US-Exchanges-Libya@state.gov · (0) 91-375-6528