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MYP Humanities teacher

World Academy of Tirana

Albania

Job Details

Role Start Date

1 August 2024

Applications Close

30 April 2024

Min. Qualification

Bachelor Degree

Min. Experience

2 Years

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Are you a fully qualified, enthusiastic and experienced Intergrated Humanities Teacher, seeking a challenging new opportunity overseas? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our successful International School in Tirana.

About the School
The World Academy of Tirana (WAT) is a lively, friendly and welcoming school. We are proud to be the first authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) School in Albania since 2013. Consistent with our IB curriculum, we are a progressive school that works to develop the skills for the 21st century and prepare our students for an ever-changing world. The school has grown over the past ten years, and now has more than 350 students from 38 different nationalities and backgrounds demonstrating our International reach.

About the Opportunity
The school is seeking to appoint a qualified, Integrated Humanities teacher to join our Individual & Societies team from August. You should be capable of teaching in MYP Grade 6–10 (students aged 11–15 years), hold relevant university or similar qualifications, and have a bachelor’s degree in teaching.

We are seeking a committed, dynamic, and passionate teacher who can plan and deliver outstanding lessons in Integrated Humanities. You should have a drive and passion for excellence, with motivation and belief to support a unique, inspiring, and outstanding place for learning.

The candidate must be a versatile team member and be able to meet a lively, competitive workplace's needs. You should be capable of exciting and challenging students to make rapid progress through delivery of high standards of teaching and learning. As our school is multicultural, you must have an interest in working in an international environment with different cultures.

Please find the attached job description and person specification for more information. Although we are looking for someone with IB teaching experience who has attended IB workshops, we will consider other applicants who can meet other core elements of the role.

Living and working in Tirana
Albania is a country rich in religions and respectful of the multi-plurality of its society and citizens. Tirana is its cosmopolitan capital city, known for its colourful architecture and beautiful landscape.

Located to the centre of the country, Tirana is enclosed by the breathtaking mountains and hills of Tirana county, yet only a 3-hour drive from Greece, Corfu, Southern Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo. The city has daily direct flights to most European cities, and offers a vibrant yet calm lifestyle, with shopping, cafes, restaurants and nightlife all found near to where teachers live. Concerts, opera, Italian and Russian art exhibits, and theatre provide a varied cultural backdrop to enjoy.

A 10-kilometre flagstone pathway for walking and biking leads around the city’s artificial lake, with a spewing fountain and surrounding forest area. Well-equipped playgrounds and parks can be found throughout the city.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School
The World Academy of Tirana, Albania is part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools specialising in providing the English National Curriculum to an internationally diverse student population, between the ages of 5 and 18 years.

In addition to our school in Tirana, the Orbital Education group has other schools in Albania, Hungary, Spain, Slovenia, China, Mexico, Ecuador, and the Middle East, with plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe.

In this role, you would have the opportunity to collaborate and work with teaching staff at other schools across the group to support our students achieve their potential. After two years’ successful employment, you would also have the option to be considered for roles at other schools across the group, providing the opportunity to progress your career while also seeing the world

Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:
Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students on an international scale.
Enhanced professional development opportunities through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
Enhanced opportunities for future career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Safeguarding – The World Academy of Tirana is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ICP Certificates (acro.police.uk) (if ever worked or lived in the UK or other overseas territories). Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence, or countries of residence within the past 10 years.

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