Social Science Instructor

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



19th Nanshae Mandalay

Myanmar [Burma]


Background of the program

The PDO-Pre College Program is a 12-month long post-secondary program focusing on Social Science education and leadership for Myanmar youth who want to study abroad and/or work in community development.

We have three 12-week terms and we are now in the third term and thus the students have basic knowledge of Social Science issues and Politics. There are 24 students aged between 17 and 23, with a range of English abilities from A2 to B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The program is located in a monastic school which welcomes teachers of all faith backgrounds. However, teachers are expected to comply with the code of conduct and respect local customs.

Position: Instructor for Social Sciences  

The Phaung Daw Oo Pre-College Program is seeking proactive and flexible candidates for the position of Social Sciences Teacher from 1st October – 20th December, 2018.

In addition to delivering Social Science lessons, the teacher is expected to participate in the life of the program including extra-curricular activities, term-projects, meetings with staff and students.

Working Hours

Teaching          : 7.5 hours / week (Five 90-minute sessions)

Each class requires 2 – 3 hours preparation time as well as extensive interaction with students outside of class.

Key areas of responsibility:

Curriculum Development

·      Developing two three-month courses in Politics, Economics or Development Studies.  

·      Evaluating and assessing the existing curriculum


  • Teaching PDO-PCP Students two Social Science courses (5 sessions/ week)
  • Providing teaching materials that are relevant to the local context and adapted to the students’ English language level
  • Evaluating students’ progress throughout the term
  • Collaborating with teachers and management staff to constantly improve students’ learning experience 

Experience, qualifications and attributes

The ideal candidate would have the following:

Primary Requirements

·      Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university

·      Teaching/ Training Experience

·      Familiarity with the special considerations necessary in an ESL classroom

·      Academic background in any of the following fields: Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Southeast Asia Studies

·      Fluent in English both for academic purposes and daily communication  

Desirable Qualities and Experiences

·      Experience in ESL classroom, or TESOL/ CELTA certification  

·      Experience developing and adapting English language curricula and materials

·      Familiarity with intercultural working environment


We would provide the following items for this placement. 

ü A monthly stipend of 800,000 MMK (Approximately $530 USD) ensuring that the Teacher will live comfortably throughout their stay in Mandalay.

ü Visa costs

ü Free basic accommodation on campus

ü Access to free school clinic

Available Materials

·      Copy Machine & Printer

·      Projector

·      Moveable chairs and desks

·      Whiteboard & markers

·      Textbooks and some reference books

·      Wifi (The teacher is expected to bring personal laptop)

·      Air-conditioning in the PCP office and classroom

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to Apply

Please email your application package to in a single PDF document.

Your PDF should include

·      CV

·      Cover letter

·      A sample lesson plan for a 90-minute Politics class on the topic of Federalism