Academic Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor, Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL)

The Graduate School of Education at Bilkent University invites applications for appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Program ( with an expected start date of September 2, 2019 or earlier. This is a full-time position with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.

Applicant must have an earned doctorate in TEFL or a closely related field, such as TESOL or Applied Linguistics. Preference will be given to applicants who have publication record in reputable journals, and teaching experience at the graduate level as an assistant professor or above.

Responsibilities include teaching graduate level courses to practising teachers, supervising graduate students, and maintaining active scholarly work in the field.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Benefits include rent-free furnished housing on campus, air-fare, comprehensive health coverage including private, and reduced tuition fee for faculty members’ dependent children enrolled in Bilkent International School (K-12), which provides rigorous international programs (

Interested candidates should submit their CV together with a cover letter, including research interests, and contact information for three academic referees to the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr. Mefharet Kocatepe ( by Feb 1, 2019. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Additional information:

Founded in 1984, Bilkent University is a non-profit English-medium foundation university, located on a beautiful campus near Ankara, the capital of Turkey and the cradle of civilizations. The Quacquarelli Symonds world university rankings report for 2017-18 lists Bilkent University as Turkey's highest ranked university. Bilkent is a vibrant international community with 800 faculty members, one-forth coming from 34 countries. There are 13,000 students, and the university has student exchange program agreements with 293 universities around the world. The 65% of the student body is on scholarship. Bilkent University’s Symphony Orchestra performs about 30 concerts every year, inviting internationally renowned artists. Bilkent University boasts a beautiful campus, conveniently located about 8 km from the city center of Ankara, in a serene and pleasant neighborhood. For more information: 


The Master of Arts in TEFL   program was established in 1988 to enhance the quality of English language instruction in Turkey. It is now established as one of the premier TEFL programs in Turkey, with an emphasis on research and on promoting the professional development of practising teachers. Over 29 years, hundreds of teachers from around the country and region have successfully completed the MA TEFL program, and they are among the leaders of English language teaching in Turkey. For more information: