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Bhutan's First and Only A+ Accredited Institution      Inspiring Education in Bhutan

The Royal Thimphu College announces the requirement of faculty in various subjects as indicated below for the Fall Semester starting 23rd July 2019. We invite interested, qualified and highly motivated professionals to submit applications for the following faculty positions on full-time (preferred) or part-time basis:

Sl.Subject AreaMinimum Qualification RequiredSubject specialization (if any)Slot
1 Anthropology MA in Anthropology Cultural Anthropology and/or Anthropology of the Himalayas 2
2 Commerce/Business/Management M.Com/MBA/ Masters in Business Information Technology/ or any other Masters in Business/ Commerce. Management, Marketing, Human resources. Business & IT related areas-Management Information System, E-commerce 4
3 English MA in English Literature/ MA in English Language Literature or Language 3
4 Economics Masters in Economics/Development Economics Health Economics 1
5 History Master in History Indian and South Asian History. Applicants with history related research experience will be preferred 2
6 Mass Communication Masters in Mass Communication/ Media Studies Mass Communication Principles & Theory, (Preference to practical skills ability preferred) 1
7 Mass Communication- Digital Graphics Bachelors (Masters preferred) in the area of digital graphics Bachelors + 2 to 3 years of practical work experience or Masters with some practical experience 1
8 Sociology Masters in Sociology or related discipline The ability to teach a wide range of sociology subjects, including, but not limited to, social psychology and contemporary social theory. Research experience is preferred. 1
9 Nursing Masters in Nursing and Mid-Wifery (possibility of managing the programme as Dy Dean) or Bachelor’s degree in nursing with at least 4 years of clinical experience Relevant teaching experience either in a clinical setting or tertiary institute and be registered or be eligible for registration with the Bhutan Medical and Health Council 3
10 General Across Programmes MA in relevant areas Ability and experience in teaching general skills based modules like Public Speaking, Personal Development and Analytical skills 1


Applications with complete CV and academic transcripts should be submitted to the Dean (Academics) by Thursday, April 25, 2019 (4 pm) either online or in hard copies to our City Office at Chang Lam Plaza (Room # 56). However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. Please call 351801 (Ext. 147) for more information. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Documents to be submitted along with the application:

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree Transcript/Mark sheet
  3. Copy of Citizenship ID card/ passport
  4. Two References



Terms of Reference

Faculty Positions at Royal Thimphu College


General Job Description

RTC recruits Lecturers on a continuous basis, in a variety of subject areas. Candidates are encouraged to send in applications along with their availability timeline (see below) at anytime, and may be contacted directly in case of ad-hoc/immediate vacancies. The college is seeking "Generalists" for relatively broad subject areas, rather than “Specialists”. This reflects the fact the college has an undergraduate program where a variety of general topics are taught, especially during the first two years, with limited student specialization in the third and final year.

RTC Description and Setting:

RTC is the first private college in the Kingdom of Bhutan. RTC is an affiliate of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), which oversees 10 government colleges and technical institutes. As the first private college, RTC has greater flexibility than government colleges to carry out its vision of "Inspiring Education in Bhutan". Specifically, RTC's philosophy is to focus college education heavily on developing skills (e.g. communications, critical thinking, analysis, etc.), preparing students for life-long learning, and for productive and fulfilling lives and careers. RTC also emphasizes diversity in its teaching faculty, and direct exposure of Bhutanese students to other cultures and approaches, to prepare them for Bhutan's rapidly increasing involvement in the outside world. This aspect is fostered through recruiting of foreign students, and through international exchange programs.

RTC has approximately 1000 students and 66 faculty members more than 30% of which are International Faculty. RTC offers undergraduate programs in business, computer application(s), and a variety of BA programs offered as combinations of two subjects (e.g. English and economics, English and Dzongkha, sociology and political science, English and environmental science). In its short history, the College has developed a vibrant campus community, with about half of the faculty and students living on campus. The college has frequent bus service to the nearby capital, Thimphu, approximately 20 minutes away, - a city of 100,000 people, with an rich cultural life.

Requirements and Opportunities for Lecturers at RTC


a. Masters degree in an area relevant to the courses to be taught. Preference will be given to those who have previously taught at the college level.

b. Teaching schedule: Fall semester runs from late July to mid-December. The Spring semester runs from late February to early July. There is a long winter break, and a short summer break between semesters.

c. Teaching load: Three "modules" or "courses" each semester. Typical class time for each module is four regular sessions and possibly one tutorial session per week. However, experienced faculty serving as Programme Leader(s) would have a reduced load of two modules. Those lecturers supervising student projects, internships etc. may also have reduced classroom responsibilities.

d. Each lecturer is also assigned responsibility to serve as an adviser to a group of ~10-20 students.

e. Faculty are strongly encouraged to advise and work with student clubs, student government and other similar activities, and generally participate actively in campus life.


a. Faculty are encouraged to conduct their own research, and also involve RTC students in their research projects.

b. Faculty are also encouraged to develop, through the College, official consulting engagements with businesses and government in Bhutan. This not only allows faculty to supplement their income, but also lets them broaden their experience in Bhutan and potentially involve RTC students in related projects. Fascinating volunteer opportunities also abound in Bhutan. For example, RTC faculty have participated in activities ranging from teaching English to monks in remote monasteries to environmental projects.

c. Regarding compensation, RTC salaries generally range from Nu. 31,000 to Nu. 62,000 per month (equivalent to US$500 to $1000 per month). Deductions for health and income tax range from (10%-12%). The cost of living is very low by Western standards, with a two furnished bedroom faculty apartment on campus costing around Nu 9,000, and food around Nu. 5,000 per month. Those faculty staying at least one year will also be reimbursed for the one-way travel cost from their home.

d. For a much more extensive picture of RTC, please visit the other parts of the college website at www.rtc.bt.

Next steps:

Current vacancies are listed above. However, RTC also recruits on an ongoing basis in the areas of Business, English, Economics, Environmental Studies, Social Sciences, and Dzongkha. The College also recruits for subjects related to skills development (personal skills, analytical skills). If you have an interest in any of these areas, please send your CV (including complete phone and e-mail contact information, cover letter, and at least two references) along with an indication of your availability timeline to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also Fax to 975-02-351806, or phone the Human Resource(s) Manager, at 975-02-351801. Apart from specific vacancy announcements, you could be contacted to fill in ad-hoc / immediate vacancies either as a Full-time or Part-time or short-term engagements.