Teacher of Philosophy (with Possible TLR), Island School (starting in Jan 2023)
Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time
Applications Close: 7 October 2022
A full-time teacher of Humanities specialising in Philosophy is required to teach principally in the Philosophy and Religious Studies (PRS) department of the Individuals and Societies faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses including IGCSE Religious Studies, IBDP Philosophy with the possibility of IBDP TOK, and lower school MYP Integrated Humanities.
<p>Island School is a highly successful IB school located in the heart of Hong Kong. 1200 students aged 11 to 18 study an innovative and exciting curriculum combining our self-designed courses, the MYP, IGCSE, IBCP, IBDP and BTEC programs. In August 2022, Island School has returned to our brand new campus in the middle of the Hong Kong Central Business District with world-class facilities. </p><p>A deputy head of the phase role may be possible for this position (a teaching and responsibility of TLR1). </p><p>The Individual and Societies faculty comprises the History, Global Politics, Geography, PRS, Psychology, Economics and Business departments. The faculty enjoys a positive and collaborative working environment with excellent examination results. </p><p>The philosophy of the faculty centres around creative and collaborative working practices, and a commitment to continual professional development. We pride ourselves on our ability to achieve fantastic exam results whilst also promoting skill and character development. </p><p>We operate a 1 to 1 laptop program throughout the school and all teachers should be committed to making the most of these resources in the teaching of their subjects. Online learning, blended learning, and flipped learning styles are also promoted throughout the school and teachers are expected to promote these practices.</p><p>The co-curricular program is an important part of Island school life and all teachers are involved in some activities that are offered to students outside lesson time. All full-time teachers are tutors to a group of students who they see daily within the house structure and to whom they deliver a programme of lessons to support develop students’ social, emotional and cognitive development.</p><p><b>The successful candidate should have:</b></p><ul><li>A relevant degree and postgraduate teaching qualification</li><li>At least two years experience in teaching Philosophy at IBDP level</li><li>A familiarity with IB MYP curriculum design processes and teaching methodologies</li><li>An ability to teach other humanities subjects is preferred</li><li>The desire to embrace faculty-wide professional development models</li><li>The ability to realise the potential of students of all learning needs</li><li>A proven ability to integrate flipped, blended and other pedagogies into teaching & learning</li><li>A commitment to the extra-curricular life of the school</li><li>A commitment to pastoral care within the school</li></ul><p>Job Description of a Main Scale Teacher is available <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/13z80VQJPUXiktDdNFzoRDUADia2eAttwYBvHLSjUzi4/edit" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>. Please visit <a href="https://island.edu.hk/working-with-us/" rel="nofollow">OUR WEBSITE</a> to learn more about the Island School.</p><p><br /></p><p><b>Teaching in Hong Kong:</b></p><p><b><br /></b>We offer a very attractive salary and benefits package to ensure that ESF recruits and retains the highest calibre teachers. Our teachers need well-developed information and communication technology skills and will be expected to play a full role in pastoral work as well as to be totally committed to supporting the extra-curricular activities offered by their school.</p><p>Terms and conditions of an ESF primary / secondary teacher for the 2021-22 school year are <a href="https://www.esf.edu.hk/terms-and-conditions/" rel="nofollow">here </a><br /></p><p>For enquiries, please contact Hilary Hu at +852 2524 7135 or <a href="firstname.lastname@example.org" rel="nofollow">email@example.com</a><br /></p><p>To Apply, click <a href="https://eoix.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1834/?utm_medium=jobshare" rel="nofollow">here</a> </p><p>Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date. By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. </p><p>ESF is an Equal Opportunities Employer</p><p>Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF's Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.</p><p><b>About Us:</b></p><p>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.</p><p>There are over 18,000 students from 75 different nationalities in ESF kindergartens, primary, secondary and all-through schools. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong.</p><p>ESF is proud of the high academic and wider achievements of our students. In 2020, 22 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide.</p><p><a href="www.esf.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">www.esf.edu.hk</a></p><p><b>About the Team:</b></p><p>At Island School we do something different. Our focus is on igniting a passion for learning in every student. Teaching students facts and figures is no longer enough for them to succeed once they enter higher education and the workforce. We encourage students to problem solve, question and think creatively with new concepts and ideas. Students are encouraged to become resourceful, adaptable and confident learners.</p><p>Our academic record is excellent with students going on to many of the foremost universities and colleges in the world. You will find details of the curriculum and qualifications on offer on our website. In the senior years students can choose to study IB Diploma, IB Careers and BTEC courses. Island School prepares students for these qualifications with a broad-based middle school curriculum including IGCSEs and a wide range of exciting options in our unique Futures curriculum. Our aim is to help students develop a passion for learning in a range of areas, whether it be law or robotics and coding or music production.</p><p><a href="http://island.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">http://island.edu.hk</a></p>