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UT Tyler Seeking Teachers for Sister Cities Program

February 28, 2014

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler, in collaboration with the City of Tyler’s Sister Cities Program, is seeking two female English-speaking graduates to teach in Yachiyo, Japan.

Teachers will be a part of Yachiyo’s Assistant Language Teacher Program. The graduates they seek need not have a teaching or English degree nor any knowledge of Japanese to qualify. The salary is approximately $35,000 a year, plus low-cost housing.

While the contract technically is for a year only, the school district in Yachiyo would prefer applicants who are willing to commit to at least two years.

Preference is given to UT Tyler graduates, but graduates from other four-year institutions will also be considered.

Those interested are encouraged to contact Dr. Stephen Krebbs, UT Tyler senior lecturer and campus Sister Cities Program coordinator, no later than Friday, March 7. For more information, email Krebbs, skrebbs@uttyler.edu.

Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan serving as the national membership organization for individual sister cities, counties and states across the United States. This network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers in programs in 140 countries on six continents.

Sister Cities International advances peace and prosperity through cultural, educational, humanitarian and economic development exchanges. It serves as a hub for institutional knowledge and best practices in the field of citizen diplomacy.

UT Tyler’s involvement with the City of Tyler’s Sister Cities Program began in 1983 under the leadership of President Emeritus Dr. George F. Hamm, whose commitment to the importance of global awareness and understanding played a significant role in the Tyler Sister Cities creation.

Other Tyler Sister Cities include Lo Barnechea, Chile; San Miguel, El Salvador; Jelenia Gora, Poland; and Liberia, Costa Rica.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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