UWCSEA

Chemistry and Science Teacher (High School)
Singapore

Description

Job Responsibilities

UWCSEA has a vacancy for August 2023 for a High School Chemistry and Science teacher on Dover Campus. The appointee will teach IB Diploma Chemistry and IGCSE Coordinated Science and will need to be experienced teaching high school students. In addition, the successful candidate will support, and possibly teach, UWCSEA science courses that are currently in development. All high school teachers are also expected to teach Theory of Knowledge as needed. The Science Department is composed of enthusiastic and dynamic teachers who work in a very well-resourced environment for learning. Teaching takes place in dedicated science classrooms that are part of a large, vibrant Science faculty at UWCSEA. By applying for this job, you are committed to meet the vaccination requirement by the Singapore Government. You may refer to https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination-requirements-as-a-condition-for-mom-passes for the latest requirement.

Main Responsibilities :
- Teachers should be willing to contribute positively to the collaborative culture of the Science and broader High School teams.
- Teachers should construct learning experiences that challenge students, support the diversity of learners in each classroom and demonstrate a strong commitment to concept-based teaching and learning.
- Teachers should ensure assessments support ongoing learning and provide timely, relevant and appropriate feedback to students on formative and summative assessments.
- Teachers should demonstrate effective classroom management that shows an understanding of the academic, social and emotional dimensions of learning.
- Teachers should keep parents informed about the learning of their children, and be proactive in communication with parents.

Requirements

- A good degree in Chemistry or a closely related discipline and a recognized teaching qualification or certification are expected.
- Teachers should be willing and eager to participate in the five key elements of a UWCSEA education: Academics; Activities; Outdoor Education; Personal and Social Education and Service
- Academic expectations include enthusiastic participation in Professional Learning
- Pastoral expectations include the leadership of a mentor group, unless the teacher is exempted due to other responsibilities.
- On average the College expects a yearly contribution of two sessions per week in each season to Activities and/or Service.
- The College expects that teachers will participate enthusiastically in the curricular Outdoor Education experiences which are relevant to their students and will also occasionally volunteer for holiday Outdoor Education trips.
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential alongside a willingness to adapt and develop pedagogy to meet the needs of our learners.

About the Organization

UWC South East Asia (UWCSEA) is a K–12 international school offering a holistic, values-based education. One of 18 UWC schools and colleges around the world, UWCSEA embraces the shared mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Both campuses in Singapore are IB World Schools, offering UWCSEA's mission-aligned concept-based curriculum to 5,500 students aged 4-18. The UWCSEA-developed learning programme develops the skills and qualities that our students will need to be independent learners and global citizens.

From Kindergarten through Grade 12, students participate fully in the five elements of the UWCSEA learning programme: Academics, Activities, Outdoor Education, Personal and Social Education and Service. In Primary School (ages 4–11) and Middle School (ages 11–14) students are immersed in our learning programme which prepares students for independent learning regardless of their educational background. In Grades 9 and 10 (ages 14–16), students complete two-year GCSE certificates within the framework of our learning programme, while students who enter the College in Grade 10 enrol in our successful one-year Foundation IB course. In Grades 11 and 12 (ages 16–18), students complete the internationally-recognised two-year IB Diploma Programme.

UWCSEA educates individuals to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better world.

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