Teacher of Chemistry

Akademeia High SchoolWarsaw, Poland

We are looking for a dynamic, academically-driven teacher who is excited by the prospect of contributing to a new international school which prepares students for English qualifications within a Liberal Arts College environment.

About Akademeia

Akademeia High School is a new international, academically-selective school in Warsaw, offering IGCSEs and A Levels alongside Akademeia Assessed Courses. Our school focuses on developing both students’ academic abilities and their artistic, athletic and leadership potential. The majority of our students are preparing to study at Oxbridge, Russell group, and Ivy League universities as well as acclaimed architecture, art and music schools. The school offers a substantial scholarship program with about 20% of students being scholars. With a rigorous admissions process and A Level classes taught in the form of undergraduate seminars, the school pursues a pre-university university model.  Our latest set A Level results is comparable to the top 10 public schools in the UK, with 85% of A and A* grades.

The school boasts of a vibrant academic community that is actively engaged in shaping the school’s ethos. We are both informed by tradition, as many teachers have experience of studying and teaching in the UK, and inspired by new developments in education, e.g. the Harkness Table method, interdisciplinary projects, blended learning and formative assessment. The maximum class size is 12, which allows our students to benefit from more focused and personalised teaching.

In September 2017, the school moved to a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed building with modern facilities for both students and teachers.

About the job:

You will teach Chemistry to students aged 14-18, across a range of Chemistry courses at IGCSE and A Level.

The full-time teaching commitment is 20 hours of instruction per week with generous time allowances built into the timetable to facilitate effective preparation, marking, and report writing. Teachers are expected to either be involved in pastoral care (tutoring of a small group) or supporting student clubs and co-curricular activities. The regular school week is from Monday to Friday, with occasional school events happening on weekends (e.g. open days, school trips) that teachers may be required to attend.

About you:

We are looking for professionals demonstrably committed to pursuing a career in education. The successful candidate will be able to both inspire and widen students’ interests in their subject as well as effectively guide them in exam preparation.

Educational Qualifications

● A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry


● Teaching experience specifically in A Levels or International Baccalaureate

● Thorough knowledge of the subject curricula: IGCSE and A Level

● Involvement in extra-curricular activities: professional, amateur, or voluntary

● Experience managing and leading groups of students/young people

● High level of IT literacy

Newly qualified teachers and recent graduates are welcome to apply. The school’s professional development schemes includes funding PGCE qualifications.

For more information about the school, please visit our website: https://akademeia.edu.pl/en/

To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter to: jobs@akademeia.edu.pl

Selected candidates will be invited to interviews with the Headmaster and the Head of Department. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to deliver an online demonstration lesson.

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