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Thank you for your interest in the opportunity to contribute to the work of UWC in China. UWC Changshu China is a fully residential community of 650 teachers and students living on our island campus on the Kuncheng Lake in Changshu.  Students in their last three years of formal education are selected  through the unique UWC National Committee System and come from diverse backgrounds and more than 100 countries and regions. The college is seeking to add to the existing faculty by appointing future focused educators, motivated to collaborate across disciplines to deliver a transformative education, allowing students the opportunity to learn experientially, in a residential context based on the UWC educational model. We are looking for committed and experienced educators who would like to equip the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, skills and aptitude they need to bring about positive peace and sustainable change in our increasingly complex world.  

 

The following openings are available in the 2020-21 Academic Year:

 

Position of Head of Department (HOD)

  • Head of Department: IB Science (IBDP Group 4) - with Chemistry, Physics or Biology

 

Position of Faculty (Full-time)

  • Teacher: English Literature and Language (IBDP Group 1)
  • Teacher: Spanish (IBDP Group 2)
  • Teacher: Economics (IBDP Group 3)
  • Teacher: History/Economics (IBDP Group 3)
  • Teacher: Physics (IBDP Group 4)
  • Teacher: Biology  (IBDP Group 4)
  • Teacher: Math. (IBDP Group 5)
  • Social & Emotional Counsellor
  • University Guidance Counsellor
  • Teacher Librarian Research Specialist

Head of Department (HOD)

Position of Head of Department  (HOD) 

 

  • Head of Department: IB Science (IBDP Group 4) - with Chemistry, Physics or Biology

 

Core responsibility

 

The Head of Department will report directly to the Dean of Studies.

 

He/she will have overall responsibility for the quality of the academic program and of its delivery within the various academic departments.  A Head of Department is a team leader whose main responsibility is to inspire and to facilitate the best possible teaching and learning in his/her area. He/she should aim to generate an enthusiasm for the subject amongst teachers and students and to promote the subject within the School.

 

He/she will liaise closely with other HODs to ensure the efficient and dynamic delivery of the IB curriculum.  He/she will also liaise closely with the Deputy Dean of Studies (DP Coordinator) and Deputy Dean of Studies (Head of Foundation Program) to ensure that curriculum, teaching and assessment goals are met and sustained. 

Teacher (Full- time) 

Job Description for the Position of Teacher (Full-time) 

 

Position of Teacher (Full-time) 

 

  • Teacher: English Literature and Language (IBDP Group 1)
  • Teacher: Spanish (IBDP Group 2)
  • Teacher: Economics (IBDP Group 3)
  • Teacher: History/Economics (IBDP Group 3)
  • Teacher: Physics (IBDP Group 4)
  • Teacher: Biology  (IBDP Group 4)
  • Teacher: Math. (IBDP Group 5)

 

All teachers at the School share responsibility for the quality of learning and teaching in the School.

 

Teachers at the School are expected to be highly qualified and experienced professionals in the discipline (s) they teach. Their role as educators at the School extends, however, far beyond the expert delivery of subject material.  UWCs provide a unique holistic learning environment in which faculty members are expected to build positive relationships with students and colleagues in pursuit of the movement’s philosophy and mission (www.uwc.org). Teaching Staff are further expected to demonstrate their commitment to the specific UWC China ‘experience’ for students.

 

Teachers are responsible to the Principal. They will report to, and work with, the relevant Head of Department on all matters concerning the teaching and development of the subject and academic resources, to the Vice Principal (Academics), Dean of Studies and Dean of Student Life on matters pertaining to the broader curriculum and student-related matters, and to the Principal on School policy issues, contracts and employment.

Social and Emotional Counselor

 

Job Description for the Position of Social and Emotional Counselor

(Full-time) 

 

Person specification

  • The ability to engage with students and to engender enthusiasm for learning is a pre-requisite for teaching at UWC CHANGSHU CHINA.    
  • Candidates should be willing and eager to participate in the five key elements of a UWC CHANGSHU CHINA education: Academic; Pastoral; Service; Activities; Outdoor Education.
  • Expectations include enthusiastic participation in Professional Development, both that which is mandated by the College and that which is identified by the University Advisor.  
  • On average the College expects a yearly contribution of two sessions per week in each season to Activities and/or Service.  
  • Applicants should be enthusiastic about working within a multicultural environment.   Flexibility of approach and a collaborative style are essential.  
  • It should be noted that the College is a dynamic and high energy environment: the rewards are high – but so are the demands on teacher time and engagement.
  • University Guidance Counsellor
  • Teacher Librarian Research Specialist

The school offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with qualification and experience. The school is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We actively encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.

How to apply

 

Please email the following to jobs@stiffystuff.com and indicate the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with three references)

Address: No.88 Kunchenghuxi Road, Changshu, Jiangsu, China.

Application will close on March 31, 2019​.

How to apply

 

Please email the following to jobs@stiffystuff.com and indicate the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with three references)

Address: No.88 Kunchenghuxi Road, Changshu, Jiangsu, China.

Application will close on January 31, 2020​.