Director of English Preparation Program (EPP)

Position: Director of English Preparation Program (EPP)

Supervisor: Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Description:  The Director of EPP is responsible for administering the English Preparatory Program.

Job Functions:

  • Administering the EPP
  • Administering Placement Tests and the updating of student records
  • Serving as Placement Testing gatekeeper on validity & reliability
  • Selecting textbooks for the EPP
  • Setting the curriculum & schedule for what is taught in the 320-hour EPP
  • Give advice to collegiate English teaching faculty on curriculum development and English language teaching methodology
  • Assigning faculty members for the EPP
  • Holding faculty meetings for the faculty involved in teaching EPP
  • Coordinating with College Board for Accuplacer
  • Determining student placement after one semester of EPP with inputs from the faculty teaching in EPP
  • Coordinating the annual evaluation of the effectiveness of EPP and contributing to the Annual Report
  • Contributing direct input into AUPP Strategic Plan
  • Evaluating the faculty in the EPP
  • Assure that all EPP students participate in Clubs
  • Ensure that EPP is represented in the Student Government
  • Take responsibility for the welfare and wellbeing of EPP students
  • Act as advisor for collegiate students
  • Conduct research and publish regularly
  • Ensure professional development of EPP Instructors
  • Join AUPP committees as an active member, e.g. Research & IRB committee
  • Support students by actively being a faculty member of Student Clubs
  • Work closely with HR in the recruitment of new faculty
  • Actively work to pursue MOUs and collaborations with outside institutions
  • Deliver collegiate courses as instructed by the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Participate in regular and special staff meetings and other meetings as requested; participate in professional development programs to remain current in the field; represent the university in external meetings as requested; attend university functions; and perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs



Master’s degree or a doctorate in any relevant field preferred; faculty member with good analytical and statistical skills preferred.


At least three (3) years’ experience in institutional effectiveness, institutional research or quality assurance or related field; preference for experience in an academic setting with administrative experience.


  • Familiarity with national and international accreditation standards; U.S. accreditation experience, preferred
  • Working knowledge of accreditation, institutional research, quality assurance and current issues in higher education
  • Excellent organizational skills, writing and analytical skills; problem and decision making skills; critical thinking skills
  • Advanced computing skills, particularly in use of various software for conducting assessments and report writing, including database management, word, excel, adobe acrobat, software for research and data analysis, and others
  • Knowledge of data collection tools such as focus groups, survey tools and survey design techniques; use data bases to manipulate data and produce analytical reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills; has initiative; ability to work under pressure; meet deadlines; work independently but able to be a team member; multi-task, and strong organizational skills

About AUPP

The American University of Phnom Penh is a private university with a non-profit mission, founded upon local initiative with the guidance and support of experienced U.S. educators. Our Founders aspire to provide high-quality education to students in Cambodia and from across the region right here in the historical and cultural heart of Southeast Asia.

Since 2013, AUPP has grown rapidly, from providing only three undergraduate programs to providing seven undergraduate programs in fields ranging from Law and Business to Civil Engineering and IT Management, and an MBA program. We are proud to be the only university in Cambodia to provide accredited U.S. degrees via the dual-degree programs with partner U.S. institutions, including the University of Arizona and Fort Hays State University.

Working at AUPP

AUPP offers a unique working environment and welcome scholars from Cambodia and overseas alike. We have attracted experienced faculty and staff members from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and various European countries and countries in the region. Our students are among the top in their generations; their growth is our motivation.

In 2017, we moved into our new state-of-the-art campus located in the northern Phnom Penh, the robust capital of Cambodia. The city, as well as Cambodia in general, is not only known for its rich history and culture, but also for its friendly people.

Whether you are a young scholar seeking to build your academic career, a veteran educator looking for ways to contribute, or anything in between, AUPP provides a comfortable and supportive environment where you can succeed while contributing to the human resources development of Cambodia and the region.

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To apply

To apply, please submit the following documents to the Human Resources Office via [email protected]:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV, including a clear highlight of current occupation and a list of three references.
  • Copy of your national ID card or current passport information page.
  • Copy of the highest and/or most relevant degree(s) and the corresponding transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts suffice for this stage.)

Please use the designation: “[EPP Director] – Full Name” in the subject line.



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