The Royal Thimphu College announces the requirement of faculty in various subjects for the Spring Semester starting 25th February 2013 as indicated below. We invite interested and highly motivated professionals (both Bhutanese and foreign nationals) to submit applications for the following faculty positions on full-time or part-time basis:
Interested applicants should submit their letter of interest, along with all the relevant documents mentioned below, by December 10, 2012 to:
The Director, Royal Thimphu College, Ngabiphu, Post Box 1122, Thimphu or
Room # 56 at Chang Lam Plaza Building, Post Box 1122, Thimphu or
The application should include the following:
- A covering letter clearly indicating which semester (Spring or Fall) you wish to apply for,
- A Curriculum Vita / Resume that contains contact details (such as address, e-mail, fax, phone/mobile numbers), education qualification, employment history, research and publication, and other relevant information,
- Photocopies of Class X, XII, undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates and mark sheets,
- Copy of Identity card/citizenship card/ passport,
- Two reference letters including at least one from your former employer or academic mentor. In case these are not available, the names and contact details of at least two referees who can be contacted should be provided,
- If currently employed, a No Objection Certificate from the employer (if selected without NoC, recruitment will be provisional till this document is received),
- Medical fitness certificate (to be submitted only if selected)
- The College has categorization of faculty (ranging from Associate Lecturer to Professor) depending on qualification and teaching experience.
- The salary package will range from Nu 25,000 to 51, 700 per month (lump sum), commensurate with qualification and experience. The College will also provide a framework for faculty to carry out consulting work and conduct research.
- Limited numbers of houses are available on campus. Housing preference will be given to the expatriates.
- All other terms and conditions will all be as per the RTC Service Manual and the contract agreement that will be signed after the selection.
For more information, please CLICK HERE or call the HRO at 351801(EXT 118).
This week, we’re delighted to introduce you to Bernard Ofczarzak, who goes by Bernie. Bernie, is an experienced teacher who is returning to the classroom and will be heading to Bartsham Middle Secondary School in Trashigang.
Bernie was born and raised in Texas. He graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in 1987 and after graduation, spent several years teaching English, Spanish, Language Arts, and Theology in the Catholic School system of the Archdiocese of Galverston-Houston.
Since 1998, Bernie has been working as a corporate environmental, safety, and health trainer in Giddings, Texas – a small town between Houston and Austin. He enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition, he loves cooking, gardening, travelling, and music of all sorts.
He is a member of the Texas Association of Sports Officials and works as a High School Football Official and Baseball Umpire. Bernie is looking forward to getting back in the classroom and the many adventures he hopes to experience in Bhutan.
Welcome Bernie, we’re thrilled to have you aboard!
This week’s photo is courtesy of NASA and SpaceRef and shows Bhutan as seen from the International Space Station. This mesmerising photo was taken by one of the Expedition 33 crew members aboard the International Space Station, showing the stunning Himalayan peaks, glaciers, and lakes of Bhutan.
We’d love to see your photos of Bhutan!
Another recruitment season has passed us by – our busiest to date – and BCF is exceptionally proud to introduce the new class of teachers who will be heading to Bhutan in January!
This upcoming school year, we will have 18 amazing and passionate teachers join five renewers, bringing us to a total of 23 teachers in the field! Each of our teachers will be placed in rural communities across the Kingdom, teaching a variety of subjects and grade levels, all within the public school system.
From recent graduates to teaching veterans, our group is expanding even more with teachers from Canada, the US, Australia, the UK, and Singapore. We are going to profile all of our teachers over the next few weeks leading up to their departure so stay tuned!
Today, we are pleased to profile, Canadian Valerie Robert:
This born and bred Ottawan is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Canada. She began her career with a degree in International Development, which sent her to Buea, Cameroon, for a summer of volunteer teaching. It was there that she discovered first-hand the joys of teaching and developed a passion for making sure each child has access to quality education. She went on to graduate from the B.Ed. Primary/Junior in 2009, and in 2010 completed her M.Ed. in Society, Culture, and Literacies. She then spent two years teaching Kindergarten and mentoring a co-teacher in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, as part of an educational reform.
Meanwhile, she has succumbed to the travel bug and journeyed widely. She tries to incorporate positive aspects of each new culture into her worldview and practice, and to stoke in others the desire and confidence to explore their world. She is incredibly excited about living and teaching in Bhutan, and looks forward to being both a student and a teacher!