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English Teacher – Aug 2024

Universal American School in Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Job Details

Role Start Date

26 August 2024

Applications Close

29 February 2024

Min. Qualification

Bachelor Degree

Min. Experience

2 Years

Cover Letter

Not required

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The School

Universal American School delivers the US curriculum via New York State Standards. Nurturing inquiry-based learning through multiple pathways including Advanced Placement tracks, IB Diploma Program and Primary Years Program. These personalized pathways equip students with the learning skills and competences necessary to embrace the challenges of an ever-changing world. This means providing students with a wide range of academic and technological skills and developing a range of learning, critical thinking and inquiry skills that will empower students to interrogate learning, promote creativity, problem-solve and give learners agency over their learning to achieve continued success in their chosen pathway and as active citizens in our international community.

UAS hosts a Centre for Excellence for Arabic celebrating the Arabic language which aims to promote and enhance the study and understanding of the language through research, education, and collaboration.

The school is also run on a not-for-profit basis and is part of the Al Futtaim Education Foundation. Founded in 2005, the school has delivered an inclusive, diverse, and rigorous program for our learners. Our alumni have gone on to study at leading institutions of higher education in the US, Canada, the UK and other parts of the world.

Located in Dubai Festival City the UAS campus has extensive facilities on a spacious site including a 25m swimming pool, full gymnasium, 400m running track, grass pitch, art and design studios, teacher wellness room, a newly built state of the art cafeteria, staff professional development space, elementary sports hall and a specialist creative arts block including recording facilities, black box theatre, ceramics room.

Universal American School is a special place to learn and work and we welcome you to become part of our learning community.

The role:

Universal American School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and outstanding English Teacher to join our team of passionate educators in August 2024.

The successful candidate will have:
• A bachelors degree in a related field plus a certified teaching qualification such as B.Ed/M.Ed
PGCE/PGDE or equivalent
• At least 2 years of teaching experience
• A passion for consistently delivering outstanding lessons to their students
• The ability to share outstanding practice with colleagues
• The ability to work well in a team and with other colleagues
• The desire to develop and grow professionally
• A creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom
• Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents
• Experience of teaching in a diverse, international school environment (desirable although not essential)
• The desire to work within a team of highly supportive and creative colleagues

If you meet the above criteria and would like to become a part of our community we would welcome your application.

What we offer

Our teachers enjoy a competitive remuneration package which includes a competitive Tax Free salary, Furnished Accommodation (or housing allowance), High Quality Medical Insurance for self and eligible dependants, VISA/Residency costs, Relocation Allowance, Annual Flight Allowance for self and eligible dependants, Free School Places for up to two dependants in either Deira International School or Universal American School, and significant corporate discounts through our Al Futtaim employee programme.

Safeguarding and child protection

Universal American School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. Relevant criminal record/police and reference checks are a pre-requisite for all appointments.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Al Futtaim Education Foundation, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We believe that every individual has the right to be respected and valued for who they are, and we strive to create a work environment where all members of our community feel safe, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential. This includes recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, creating inclusive learning and working environments, and promoting equity in all of our policies and practices. We are dedicated to building a foundation of respect and understanding, and we actively work to eliminate discrimination, bias, and prejudice in all forms.

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