The INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MILAN is seeking to appoint a TEACHER OF ECONOMICS to join us in January 2017
Candidates should be well-qualified, committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to teaching and learning and enthusiastic about promoting international understanding.
As interviews will be held on a rolling basis via Skype and face-to-face, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.
Founded in 1958, ISM caters for approximately 1000 students from more than 60 nationalities. Our new campus opened in September 2013, incorporating a theatre, swimming pool and a full-size gymnasium as well as specialist classrooms, labs, libraries, arts and music areas. All of our sections are fully authorised for International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes - Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Kindergarten to Grade 6; Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Grades 7 to 11; Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 12 and 13.
ISM is the most established IB world school in Italy and has an excellent record of results in the Diploma. Wi-Fi is enabled throughout the campus to support the school’s 1:1 learning project, with every student having access to a personal tablet or laptop.
The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (International School of Europe) which in turn are part of Inspired, a worldwide network of premium schools.
To begin to get a feel for our educational offering and Core Values, we encourage candidates to explore our website at www.ism-ac.it. More information about the IB’s programmes can be found at www.ibo.org.
Our host city
Milan has long been considered the dynamo of the Italian economy and the country’s most cosmopolitan and forward-looking city. Located near the heart of Europe, it is extremely well-connected with three major airports and easy road and rail inks across the country and the continent. Although Milan is a busy commercial centre, the artistic and cultural heritage of Italy is prominent, from galleries and theatres, to its fame as a global centre for fashion, design, nightlife, cuisine and lifestyle. There is a history of sporting excellence and its location near the mountains, lakes and the Mediterranean Sea make it ideal for sporting activities as well as its renowned professional teams. As host city for the 2015 World Expo, it has become a major tourist venue and it was identified by the New York Times as the single most interesting place to visit in the word!
We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Economics to join the Secondary School Individuals & Societies (humanities) team. Economics is the most popular ‘optional’ subject within our IB Diploma subject offering, with approximately fifty per cent of each student cohort opting to study it. The initial contract will be until August 2018 or 2019, after which there may be the possibility of converting the contract into a permanent position of employment.
- to be in possession of a university degree in the subject and appropriate teaching qualification;
- to have had recent experience teaching the subject within the 16-19 age range (e.g. IB Diploma HL, A-Levels, AP);
- to be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of permit that allows work and residence in Italy;
Previous experience with IB programmes is not required and official IB training will be offered, together with relocation assistance and help with the apartment search.
How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send a single PDF file containing the following to our Principal of Upper Years, Iain Sachdev, at email@example.com:
- Letter of application;
- CV with photo;
- Contact details of three referees (one of which must be supervisor from most recent appointment), who you give your consent for us to approach before interview.
The person appointed will be expected to begin work on 9th January 2017, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our child safeguarding policy.