Chiang Mai University Division of English welcomes its first tenured western teacher

 | Mon 10 Jun 2013 11:12 ICT

CityNews – Earlier this week Chiang Mai University welcomed its first ever western tenured track teacher, Dr. Wayne George Deakin.

Dr. Deakin, who has been working at the University for nearly ten years as a contract lecturer of English Literature and Language, says, “I am pleased with the new position and will be working closely with CMU to develop new ideas and visions to raise a global profile for the university in the future.”

Dr. Deakin, originally from England, has lived in Chiang Mai for over ten years. He holds a PhD in English Literature and Philosophy and will now have the opportunity to apply for a professorship, making him the first foreign teacher from the English division of the university to become a professor.

It is thought that more western teachers are likely to be employed in universities across Thailand as South East Asia grows academically.