Upper School Science Teacher

Required languages

EnglishProficient

Seniority

Mid level

Location

Prague

Type of job

Full-time

Required education

Bachelor

  • Notebook
  • Retirement or life insurance contributions
  • Extra holidays
  • Courses and training
  • Refreshments
  • Contributions to education
  • Sick days
  • Company events and teambuilding
  • Attendance of international conferences

Overall purpose of the position

Develop Upper School (Grades 9-12) students’ scientific curiosity, laboratory skills and conceptual understanding, particularly in the areas of biology, in alignment with current Science standards, benchmarks and performance indicators. This position involves planning and facilitating effective learning engagements that move all learners forward in an inquiry-based environment. Co-planning and co-teaching with colleagues, in addition to clearly communicating with parents, is a central piece of this role.


Desired Impacts

ISP Definition of Learning: What does it mean to learn at ISP? Learning is a transformative process that builds on what we know and can do, deepens what we understand, and changes who we are.


ISP Learning Principles - learning best happens when:

  • Learners’ curiosity drives what and how they learn.
  • Learners know what they’re learning and why it is significant.
  • Learners know where they are as learners and how to go further.
  • Learners persist with relevant and rich challenges .
  • Learners consider and connect complex ideas.
  • Learners apply their learning in diverse and challenging contexts.
  • Learners feel a sense of safety and belonging.


Key responsibilities

  • Develop students’ scientific curiosity and competencies in Grade 9 Bio Earth Systems, IBDP Biology and IBDP Environmental Systems and Societies.
  • Develop & plan classes following the Understanding by Design curriculum planning process and in alignment with the ISP Science standards, IBDP course goals, departmental philosophy and ISP mission.
  • Create and maintain a positive, student-centred environment which maximizes learning opportunities for all learners.
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive, differentiated, and balanced array of learning experiences, which meet the students’ needs in developing skills, concepts and understandings.
  • Effectively assess & document students’ learning growth based on Science standards, benchmarks, performance indicators, and unit criteria.
  • Support the holistic development of students as an advisor and as a supervisor of student clubs and activities.
  • Actively participate in and lead professional development opportunities and collaborative meetings.
  • Be an active partner in building and sustaining trusting & constructive relationships with other colleagues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge & Skills required

  • A sound understanding of best-practice skills in Science education, facilitating inquiry and interdisciplinary connections.
  • An avid learner and seeker of how to support students’ Science strengths & interests.
  • Successful planning and teaching Upper School children using student curiosity as a driver.
  • An integrated inquiry-based approach to planning, teaching and learning.
  • Self-driven, always trying to go to the next level, leading from any seat.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents and colleagues in a clear and empathetic manner.
  • A high level of intra & interpersonal intelligence and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • A growth mindset and open-minded approach to professional learning.
  • International / multicultural teaching experience.
  • Impactful educator with an innovative and solutions focused can-do attitude, flexible, and a strong ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment.


Education & Experience

  • A BA (MA preferred) in Science, with Teaching certification for Secondary Education.
  • A minimum of three years experience teaching Science to US aged Students.

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Application Procedure


NOTE:

We need applicants to please be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we learnt the Czech immigration authorities are currently not processing work visas for non-EU citizens. Unfortunately, therefore, while we continue to welcome applications from citizens of all countries, we cannot proceed with non-EU applications until the situation changes. Depending on how long this situation with the immigration authorities lasts, time constraints may mean that we eventually cannot consider non-EU citizens in our search for this position.


ISP uses an online, automated application management system and we do expect all job applications to be submitted through this system accordingly. If you are interested in this vacancy and you meet the specified criteria, then please go to this link https://applyinternational.com/public/schools/152546/vacancies/3882 and follow the instructions accordingly.


The deadline for applications is June 19, 2020. Candidates should note, however, that the School has already started the recruitment process and therefore in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, ISP reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline. For this reason, it is essential that interested candidates apply as soon as possible. The successful candidate is expected to join ISP in August 2020.



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