UWC AtlanticVale of Glamorgan

Teacher - 2 positions

£24,328 - £41,169 (dependant on previous experience and qualifications)

We are seeking to recruit Teachers where the successful candidates are able to teach at least two of the following subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology, Global Politics, Environmental Systems and Societies and English Language and Literature

UWC Atlantic is at the heart of a powerful global movement and at the vanguard of progressive education worldwide.  We are proud to be a part of the UWC family of 18 schools and colleges worldwide – and for our courage to champion the values, ideas and aspirations in which we all believe.  We are driven by the UWC mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.  It drives everything we do.

We continue to embrace the spirit of those pioneers who not only created the College in Wales in 1962 and launched the UWC movement in 1967 but who also co-created the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, in collaboration with the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) and UN International School in New York (UNIS).

Our multicultural student body, from over 90 countries every year, comprises young people from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  They are selected to attend UWC Atlantic based on their demonstrated promise and potential, to make a difference in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace.  These inspirational young people are the next generation of change makers, empowered to go on to careers and lives that create impact locally, nationally and globally.

The College wishes to appoint outstanding Teachers who are able to teach two of the following subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology, Global Politics, Environmental Systems and Societies and English Language and Literature. The ability and willingness to take on the teaching of Theory of Knowledge in the near future is an advantage. The successful candidates will work within the Faculty of Individuals and Societies, the Faculty of Experimental Sciences and the Faculty of Studies in Languages and Literature.

Experience with the International Baccalaureate is an advantage but is not required or expected. What is most important is that you have the ability to teach your subjects well and with a passion. You will have a recognised teaching qualification and the ability to teach the IB DP Higher Level and IB DP Standard Level courses. 

The IB Diploma is a subject group award so all students will be taking mother tongue literature, a first foreign language, a humanities and a science subject and Mathematics. Taking a subject in the Arts is optional but all students embark on a Theory of Knowledge course in addition to their six diploma subjects.

Class sizes vary but do not contain more than twenty students. It is the practice for a Teacher to be responsible for teaching each of their classes in a linear format for the whole two-year period. 

The subjects advertised are popular at the College and a number of students choose to write their extended essays in these subjects. You will be expected to participate in supervision and have an understanding of research skills.

It is also essential that you are committed to living on campus and demonstrate a willingness to act as a Houseparent.

Please find a brief description of the subjects advertised:

Social and Cultural Anthropology at both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) is designed to engage students with the concepts, methods, language and theories of the discipline. At the heart of the course is the practice of anthropologists, and the insights they produce as a result of this in the form of ethnographic material. Students are given the opportunity through their own experiential internal assessment activity to engage in authentic anthropological practice, and learn how to apply an anthropological lens to contemporary issues as they happen.

The English Language and Literature course is the critical study and interpretation of texts from a range of literary forms and non-literary text-types. Students develop a wide array of speaking, listening and presentation skills, literary and textual analysis, and also the ability to present their ideas effectively. The course combines the study of classic literature texts with modern media.

The Environmental Systems & Societies course (SL only) is a popular, interdisciplinary course which is unique in that it is firmly grounded in both a scientific exploration of environmental systems in their structure and function, and in the exploration of cultural, economic, ethical, political and social interactions of societies with the environment. Topics are wide ranging and include ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation, aquatic food production, soil systems, atmospheric systems, climate change and population studies and resource use. In essence, it is the study of environmental issues and their impact on today's society. It combines teachings of Geography, Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Global Politics is a dynamic subject which explores fundamental political concepts such as power, rights, liberty and equality through real world contemporary examples and case studies. The course consists of four core units: Power, Sovereignty and International Relations, Human Rights, Development and Peace and Conflict. Together, these make up a central unifying theme of “people, power and politics.” The emphasis on people reflects the fact that the course explores politics not only at a state or international level but also explores the function and impact of non-state actors, communities and individuals. 

Further information about this position, including details of how to apply, is available on our website: www.atlanticcollege.org/about-us/careers/current-vacancies

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Thursday 25 February 2021 at midnight

The selection process will be held over: Thursday 11 & Friday 12th March 2021

Please note we do not accept CV’s, and due to Covid-19 restrictions, the selection process will be held on Google Meet including the lesson observations.

UWCA has a responsibility to prevent illegal working and will conduct the necessary right to work checks before employment begins following Home Office guidance. Successful candidates will be asked to produce original documents demonstrating an ability to live and work in the UK before their employment commences. UWCA holds a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) sponsorship licence and may be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship to preferred candidates to allow them to apply for a visa to work at UWCA. This UKVI tool allows candidates to check if a visa is required: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa Candidates who may require a visa to work at UWCA are encouraged to discuss their immigration status with UWCA to establish if the role they are applying for is capable of sponsorship.

UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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