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Job details
Employer Markham College
Location Peru
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts August 2017

A member of the Latin American Heads’ Conference (LAHC), International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and the Round Square Organisation, Markham College, Lima, is one of the leading independent schools in South America.  Markham College is a not for profit organisation governed by a Board of Governors.

With over 2200 pupils (3-18) and 350 staff across two campuses, the College has recently opened a new Nursery, a state-of-the-art Science Centre and world-class facilities for Visual and Performing Arts. The Mathematics and Physical Education departments have also recently been refurbished.

Academic results at both IGCSE and IB level are amongst the best internationally.  The Public Examination results are outstanding and are available to view on the College’s website. Markham students have been recognised by the Cambridge International Examinations Board for achieving the highest marks in the world in Co-ordinated Science, Computer Studies, Geography, History, Spanish Literature, Physical Education and Food and Nutrition. The majority of students take up places at leading universities in Peru and around the world including Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, Cambridge, Imperial College, University College London and The London School of Economics. Over the past two years four students have secured Oxbridge offers.

Working in tandem with Nottingham University in the UK, the College also offers colleagues the opportunity to participate in the Markham Initial Teacher Training Programme (MITT Programme). This innovative one year programme includes a week of induction with Markham College staff and members of the Faculty of Education at Nottingham University and offers local and international teachers an in-house programme of study, on-going training and mentoring leading ultimately to the award of the PGCEi for successful trainees.

The College is looking to appoint a History Teacher in the Upper School from August 2017.  Candidates should hold a relevant degree, preferably a teaching qualification and be able to teach their subject to IGCSE and IB Higher Level and be prepared to participate fully in the academic and extra-curricular life of the College.  An understanding of the Round Square organisation would be an advantage.  The College has its own internationally competitive 12 point salary scale for foreign teachers ranging from US$55,218 to US$93,669 per annum, excluding allowances for posts of responsibility. The successful applicant will join a well-established, vibrant department who are passionate about the subject of History. In this exciting role you will be working alongside experienced teachers who endeavor to focus on fostering the students’ thirst for the subject alongside achieving academic excellence.

The 2017 IGCSE consists of the following components
Depth Study

Germany 1918-1945
Core Content
The characteristics and consequences of the Peace Treaties after WW1
The Interwar Period and the failed League of Nations
Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the outbreak of WWII
The origins of the Cold War

The 2017 IB consists of the following components
Prescribed topic

Rights and protest - Civil rights movement in the United States (1954-1965), Apartheid South Africa (1948-1964)
World History Topics
Authoritarian states - Castro (Cuba), Hitler (Germany), Peron (Argentina)
Causes and effects of 20th century wars - Korean War, Falklands War
Higher Level Regional option
The Americas - Political developments in Latin America, The Cold War and Americas, Civil Rights and social movements in the Americas post 1945

To apply for the position, please click on the following link:  The last day to apply is Monday 24 June 2017.

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Upper School (San Antonio Campus)
Augusto Angulo 291
San Antonio
+51 1 315 6751