University of Raparin

The University of Raparin is a public university in Ranya, in the Sulaymaniyah Governorate of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

It was established in 2010. The main campus of the Raparin University is located in Rania District, and the second campus is located in Qaladiza District. 


Teaching Jobs

English Language, Engineering, Biology, Nursing and Chemistry teachers are needed.


About Our University:

The University of Raparin, located in Ranya, with its qualified academic staff, selected students, and modern facilities is one of the newly established Universities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The University adheres to the same universal criteria for higher education and student instruction that are practised by other universities around the world. The University’s motto is “advancement for excellence and development”. This is accomplished by providing the environment and the resources needed to develop skills and knowledge in almost every scientific and artistic field of study.

The University’s focus areas are education and training, scientific research, the publication of research findings and applied practice at undergraduate levels in certain fields. It is a comprehensive undergraduate school that includes 18 departments and various programs. Departmental programs include science, humanities, and the arts.



Ranya is a mountain town on the Iran/Iraq border. In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, there is an autonomous government and high levels of security. Ranya is known for its surrounding mountains, Lake Dukan, archaeological sites and hospitable people. 



We are currently recruiting a number of positions for the next academic year which starts on August 15. 

1. Five (5) ESL Instructors

ESL Instructors will be responsible for delivering a fundamental English course to undergraduates and conduct various assessment types throughout the year. We expect teachers to utilize the materials provided as a framework but create a fun and communicative learning environment. Academic courses will also be taught to our staff to help improve their key English skills. 

2. One (1) lecturer in Molecular Biology

3. One (1) lecturer in nursing (psychiatric, maternity or pediatric)

4. One (1) lecturer in Structural Engineering

5. One (1) lecturer in Education (adult learning) 



1. Applicants should hold an MA or PhD and have a minimum of two years experience. Experience working in the Middle-East or surrounding regions highly valued. 

2. Lecturers must submit 3 research papers a year. They should be published in journals indexed in Thomson Reuter and Scopus. Extra papers deserve bonus and awards. Ranges of awards are according to quartile as following: 

Q1: ‎2500000 IQD
Q2: ‎2000000 IQD        
Q3: ‎1500000 IQD      
Q4:‎1000000 IQD



The remuneration package includes: 

1. Accommodation
2. A return flight each year
3. Holiday dates  
4. Salary of: 

  • Professor: 2,500,000 IQD
  • Assistant Professor (PhD): 2,250,000 IQD
  • Assistant Professor (MA or MSc): 2,000,000 IQD
  • Lecturer (PhD): 2,000,000 IQD
  • Lecturer (MA or MSc): 1,750,000 IQD 
  • Assistant Lecturer: 1,650,000 IQD


How to apply: 

For further information or to apply, please contact us with: 

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of PhD, MA, MSc degree 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • 2 reference letters 
  • Cover letter specifically addressing your interest in teaching and how your experience qualifies you to teach in the areas addressed. 

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