Physics Teacher, Malaysia

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Kolej Tuanku Ja'afarMalaysia

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Start date: 1st August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Due to our expanding school roll, applications are invited from enthusiastic and collegial teachers wishing to join a warm and friendly boarding community, who are prepared to participate fully in our extensive extra-curricular activities programme. The position would suit either young teachers or established teachers looking for a teaching position in South East Asia. The students are truly delightful and many teachers who arrive at the school are pleasantly surprised by the fact that they are able to come here and teach!

Physics is an extremely popular subject at both IGCSE and A level, with numbers of students choosing to study physics increasing year on year.  Students follow the Cambridge International syllabus and in the May/June 2017 public examinations, the department achieved 95% A* to B at A level, which is 45% higher than the average attainment for the same exam board in schools across the world.  The department is well resourced, with four dedicated laboratories.  The five teachers of the department collaborate well together, particularly looking at analysing data in order to provide feedback for teachers and students to focus on where improvements in understanding and skill are required.  Another essential member of the department, the physics lab technician, supports the teachers in allowing emphasis to be placed on learning through investigation as well as ensuring the students are well prepared for both their written and practical examinations.

Candidates should be above 22 years old (in keeping with Malaysian visa laws) and have had at least 2 years’ teaching experience up to A level  focused on student-centred learning and competence in the use of ICT. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a variety of teaching methodologies;
  • Differentiate according to individual student needs;
  • Communicate clearly and accurately;
  • Engage and motivate students;
  • Encourage both independent and collaborative learning;
  • Use assessment to inform teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness;
  • Possess highly developed ICT competencies.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to security vetting.

Please apply via Contact details of three referees, which should include your immediate supervisor and current Head of School  will be required. 

Closing date: 3rd January, 2018. 

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More about Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Mantin, Negeri Sembilan, 71700, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 67582561