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Job details
Employer Prince of Wales Island International School
Location Malaysia
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

(Re-advertisement - previous candidates need not reapply)

We seek an experienced specialist in economics to lead our department, currently offering economics and business studies to A level. The successful candidate will have strong credentials, both breadth and depth of knowledge in the subject(s), a high level of English language ability, and a clear enthusiasm for developing the abilities and understanding of our students. We have modern and well-equipped facilities, with interactive whiteboards as standard. There is a dynamic staff culture at the school with strong professional development which has a national reputation. There is an emphasis on the use of IT in a blended and realistic educational environment, achieving the best outcomes with varied approaches. Students have their own devices. Since the foundation of the school in 2011, POWIIS has built a significant academic reputation with outstanding results, although we have students of a wide range of abilities, all equally deserving of the highest quality of teaching to the level of their potential. The curriculum is based on the English system, and examinations are GCSEs and AS/A2. Student entry to the school is by test and interview.

Malaysian work permits are usually granted for two or three years. Contracts are therefore fixed term, but continuity is important for the school; it is hoped that appointments will be seen as longer term, with renewal of contracts common in the school. The school is proud of its staff stability, as most enjoy the lifestyle the region provides and the professional progression we actively promote. The staff is predominantly European, who share with high quality
Malaysian colleagues, outstanding facilities and resources. There is a deliberate focus on staff development, with low staff turnover.

Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s website:

The schedule for this appointment is:

Closing date Wednesday 22nd March
Initial Skype interviews will be held thereafter

This role is also advertised on the TES HireWire website. Please do not apply through the HireWire system. Candidates should apply to the school directly at sending a completed application form together with a brief letter of a pplication and Curriculum Vitae. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and other supporting documents are NOT required at this stage.

We will acknowledge all applications. We enjoy a high level of interest in our vacancies and your candidacy is very important to us. Whilst we will endeavour to communicate fully with all, applicants who have not heard from us further by Wednesday 5th April should assume their application has not progressed.

Please also be aware POWIIS is a non-smoking campus, and applicants will be expected to be comfortable in that environment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

About the employer

Information about Prince of Wales Island International School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Bandar Baru Air Putih
Balik Pulau
Pulau Pinang
+60 4 868 9900