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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

The University offers an American – style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. In ten years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

English Language Teacher

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationAdamawa
  • Job FieldEducation / Teaching

AUN is seeking for a permanent English Teacher. This position is a local one and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

  • To work in a manner that fully reflects the School’s mission and vision.
  • To implement and deliver a balanced and relevant curriculum for the students and to support the overall English Language curriculum
  • To monitor and support the overall progress and development of the students both as a teacher and a mentor
  • To encourage a learning experience that provides pupils with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
  • To contribute to the raising standards of students’ attainment
  • To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth

 

 

DETAILED LISTING OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, making policies and teaching strategies in the subject area of English Language
  • To contribute to the implementation and improvement of a plan in the subject area
  • To plan and prepare courses and lessons and ensure a high quality of learning experience for the students
  • To contribute to the whole school’s planning activities
  • To promote the general progress and well being of the students in line with the school’s policy
  • To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by pupils and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved
  • To communicate , as appropriate, with the parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the school concerned with the welfare of individual students after consultation with the Head of School
  • To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required
  • To use a variety of delivery methods that will stimulate learning appropriate to students’ needs and the demands of the relevant syllabus
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with school’s procedures and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behavior, standards of work and homework
  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its aim and ethos and to encourage all staff and pupils to follow this example
  • To ensure that the classroom provides a positive learning environment including the use of stimulating displays
  • To take part in the staff development program
  • To continue personal development in relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods
  • To help prepare students for standardized tests and college entrance exams
  • To help in implementing school quality procedures and to adhere to these
  • To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the Science subject area in line with school procedures
  • To review from time to time methods of teaching and programs of work
  • To maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up to date information in the tracking of pupils and their performance
  • To communicate effectively with the parents of students as appropriate
  • Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the school
  • To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings, Parents’ Evenings, student review meetings etc.
  • To contribute and assist in identifying resource needs and the effective and efficient  use of physical resources
  • To cooperate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective use of resources to the benefit of the school and the students.
  • To actively promote schools’ policies and continue personal development as agreed
  • To comply with the University’s Health and Safety Policy
  • To undertake any other duties as specified by the Head of Charter School

 

Requirements for the position:

  • A B.Ed from a recognized tertiary institution in a relevant field, with three to five years teaching experience.
  • Possess high level interpersonal communication skills.

 

  • The full-time English Teacher is expected to be specialized in the following areas:
    • Grammar and Structure
    • English Literature
    • Phonetics

 

Other requirements, abilities for the position:

  • Adequate knowledge of AUN Policies and Procedures.
  • Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.

General Knowledge Teacher

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationAdamawa
  • Job FieldEducation / Teaching

The American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for a General Knowledge Teacher. This position is local position and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

The General Knowledge Teacher will be charged with the responsibility of creating a classroom environment that develops in each student an awareness of his/her civic roles and responsibilities as well as the use of expertise and knowledge to teach students on key areas of Citizenship and Government. The incumbent shall use textbooks, multimedia aids, lectures and tests to help students learn and apply information. He/She will work in a manner that fully reflects the developmental philosophy of the American University of Nigeria, Yola.

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • A B.Ed from a recognized tertiary institution in a relevant field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years teaching experience.
  • Possess high level interpersonal communication skills.
  • Use of instructional technology for teaching and learning.

 

 

Other requirements, abilities for the position:

 

  • Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.

 

Description of Benefits:

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

Method of Application

Suitably qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references torecruitment@aun.edu.ng before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AUN is an equal-opportunity and non-discriminatory employer. For more information on AUN, please visit www.aun.edu.ng

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These are the 5 most ‘boring’ — and exciting — jobs in the world, according to a recent study

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Financial jobs may often be lucrative — but some of them could make you seem boring and even incompetent to the people around you, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Essex in Colchester, England, asked more than 500 people across five different experiments about the careers and hobbies they considered the most “boring” — and what characteristics they associated with people who did those jobs. The study was published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin earlier this month.

Finance was overwhelmingly tagged as the world’s most boring industry, with finance-associated positions occupying four of the top five slots on the “most boring” list. The people occupying those “boring” jobs were also not seen as competent, according to the report, which surprised at least one of the study’s authors.

“I would have thought that accountants would be seen as boring, but effective and the perfect person to do a good job on your tax return,” Wijnand Van Tilburg, a study co-author and senior lecturer in the university’s psychology department, said in a statement last week.

Tilburg said that stereotypically “boring people” are generally disliked, and often avoided by the people around them — largely due to unfair preconceived notions.

Your perceptions of people can certainly change over time, but folks dubbed as “boring” don’t often get a chance to prove the stereotypes wrong, Tilburg said. “The very fact that people choose to avoid them can lead to social ostracization and increase loneliness, leading to a really negative impact on their lives,” he said.

Tilburg said he launched the study to explore stigmas around boredom, and how it can impact the way humans perceive each other: “The irony is studying boredom is actually very interesting and has many real-life impacts.”

Here are the results of the study, including top-five lists for most boring jobs, most exciting jobs and most boring hobbies:

Top 5 most boring jobs
Data analysis
Accounting
Tax/insurance work
Cleaning
Banking

Top 5 most exciting jobs
Performing arts
Science
Journalism
Health professional
Teaching

Top 5 most boring hobbies
Sleeping
Religion
Watching television
Observing animals
Math
Some of those “boring” jobs do tend to pay more than some of the “most exciting” ones. According to compensation software and data company Payscale, the average salary for a data analyst is around $62,754 per year. That’s approximately $10,000 per year more than the average salary of someone in performing arts — roughly $52,522, according to Glassdoor.

And while “sleeping” ranked as the single most boring hobby anyone could have, getting regular amounts of high-quality sleep is essential to your productivity, health and mental sharpness, according to research.

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The 10 most-searched jobs in the U.S., according to Google—and how much they pay

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The coronavirus pandemic has spurred millions of people to quit their jobs to spend more time at home, become their own boss or pursue their dream career, among other reasons.

This phenomenon – often referred to as “The Great Resignation” – has dominated conversations in recent months, and new research from Google based on its search trends suggests that this quitting wave is reaching other continents.

The top countries searching for “how to leave your job” on Google between January 2021 and 2022 were the Philippines, South Africa, the U.S., Australia and the U.K.

While Google did not include additional global insights in its report, their researchers did identify the top jobs people searched for in the U.S. alongside the phrase “how to become,” such as “how to become a lawyer,” to determine which careers people are most interested in.

Google’s research shows that people are most excited about jobs that help others improve their mental and physical health, offer ample travel opportunities and flexible work schedules. “Real estate agent” and “flight attendant” claimed the top two spots on the list.

Some jobs, however, are more popular in certain regions over others. People in the Northeast, Northwestern Midwest and Western U.S. appear to be the most interested in real estate careers, while swaths of people in the South and Midwest wanted to become notaries.

Only two states’ most-searched jobs didn’t include notary or real estate agent: New Mexico, where flight attendant was the most popular gig, and Montana, where people searched for personal trainer jobs more than any other role.

Here are the top 10 jobs people want in the U.S. right now according to Google, how much they pay and the education requirements:

Map showing the top jobs in the U.S. including real estate agent and personal trainer based on new Google research


Image courtesy of Google

  1. Real estate agent
    Median salary: $51,220

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Flight attendant
    Median salary: $59,050

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Notary
    Median salary: $37,000

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

  1. Therapist
    Median salary: $47,576

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s or master’s degree

  1. Pilot
    Median salary: $130,440

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree and flight training

  1. Firefighter
    Median salary: $ 52,500

Typical entry-level education: Postsecondary nondegree award (certificate program and other skills training)

  1. Personal trainer
    Median salary: $40,510

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Psychiatrist
    Median salary: $208,000

Typical entry-level education: Doctorate of medicine, or M.D.

  1. Physical therapist
    Median salary: $91,010

Typical entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

  1. Electrician
    Median salary: $56,900

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

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These are the top companies to work for in the UK in 2022, according to Glassdoor

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Software company ServiceNow has been named as the best place to work in the U.K. in 2022, according to Glassdoor’s annual employer rankings.

ServiceNow entered the U.K. rankings for the first time this year, with employees highlighting the company’s strengths in its workplace culture, career opportunities and training, in anonymous reviews left on Glassdoor.

California-based ServiceNow is headed up by Bill McDermott, the former CEO of software solutions firm SAP.

McDermott noted that the “employee experience is really everything” amid the return to work, speaking on CNBC’s “TechCheck” in August, on the back of ServiceNow’s acquisition of indoor mapping and wayfinding company Mapwize.

“There’s a war for talent out there … the companies that are early adopters to these technologies [will] win and the one’s that don’t will lose a lot of people,” McDermott said.

Global jobs website Glassdoor compiled the rankings by looking at companies that had received at least 30 ratings across nine attributes, including an overall score from an employee, as well as factors such as work-life balance, compensation and benefits, and whether staff would recommend their employer to a friend.

I.T. consultancy AND Digital came in second place on Glassdoor’s 2022 list and was also a newcomer in the rankings.

Jill Cotton, career trends analyst at Glassdoor, told CNBC via email that this year’s rankings had seen a number of new entrants partly because the coronavirus pandemic had “turned the business world upside down but this gave companies the opportunity to embrace change, rip up the corporate rulebook and put their people first.”

Cloud-based software firm Salesforce, which topped the rankings last year, dropped down to third place on the 2022 list.

Cotton said that technology companies dominated the rankings because they were “well-equipped to adapt during the pandemic.”

In addition, she said that the pandemic had forced many businesses to speed up their adoption of technology.

“This growing importance means that now all businesses need to be a tech company of sorts,” Cotton added.

Immediate Media Company, a special interest content and platform company, and Abcam, a supplier of protein research tools, rounded out the top five companies on Glassdoor’s list. Here’s the full rundown of the U.K.’s best employers.

The U.K.’s top 10 employers for 2022
ServiceNow
AND Digital
Salesforce
Immediate Media Company
Abcam
McKinsey & Company
Adobe
VMware
Arm
Meta (Facebook)

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