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Middle School Mathematics Teacher

GEMS Dubai American AcademyUnited Arab Emirates

We are on the lookout for a Middle School Mathematics Teacher at Dubai American Academy, August 2021, teaching in the United Arab Emirates.

GEMS teachers enjoy an outstanding school environment in which to deliver a dynamic and creative curriculum to motivated students. As well as being a great place to work, Dubai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Teachers in Dubai enjoy an exciting lifestyle, with opportunities for new and exciting leisure activities and travel across the region.

The beautiful Emirate of Dubai is one of seven Emirates of the UAE. Rich in culture and warm hospitality, it is also one of the most forward thinking and innovative cities in the world with modern world-class infrastructure. It offers a wonderful quality of life for expats; a city where English is widely spoken; is safe for families; and one that provides abundant opportunities for exploration and growth.

Dubai American Academy is nestled in the heart of Dubai and is a part of the growing network of GEMS Education schools. Being part of large network with its level of scale offers our staff collaborative and professional development opportunities throughout its vast network.

We invite you to explore our website for further information and find us on social to see our exciting developments at Dubai American Academy. www.gemsaa-dubai.com/

About DAA

Dubai American Academy (DAA) opened in 1998 is GEMS Education's flagship American school with over 2700 students in grades KG1-12. DAA is a vibrant international community, deeply rooted in a culture of kindness, that creates and empowers leaders and independent thinkers with integrity, character, and drive. The school offers an enriched American curriculum to students of all nationalities culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and/or an American high school diploma. Beyond its rigorous academic program, DAA prepares students to lead successful lives through the exceptional diversity of its community and the extra-curricular and athletic experiences that contribute to the development of the whole person. DAA is the only American school in Dubai that has received an outstanding rating from the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB), a distinction the school has since 2011.

Campus Life

We moved to our new campus in 2017, located centrally in the heart of Dubai. Our world-class infrastructure provides the ideal learning environment for students.

Beyond the academic classroom, there are full provisions for athletics, with indoor and outdoor running tracks, multiple sports halls, an olympic-sized swimming pool, soccer pitches, baseball diamond as well as tennis courts and a golf simulator.

Our visual and dramatic arts facilities including black-box theaters and 656 seat performance theater, provide the ultimate venue to showcase our student talent. For more information on our cutting-edge learning spaces, explore our "Campus Facilities" page or watch our Virtual Tour.

Future Fluent Curriculum

Teaching and learning at Dubai American Academy is an innovative, transparent and collaborative experience. Students drive lessons through their curiosity, agency and choice, promoting engaging lessons that require critical thinking, risk taking and reflection.

The integration of future fluencies, cutting-edge robotics and exponential technologies across a socially-responsible, interdisciplinary curriculum guides our revolutionary and personalized approach.

These Future-focused learning experiences will empower and enable our students to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders capable of challenging, influencing and sustaining the world they will inherit.

Middle School at DAA

The middle years are a period of transition – cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. At DAA we want our middle schoolers to take risks, to develop a strong sense of self and to increase their level of independence and responsibility. We want our students to feel actively engaged, connected to our community and fully prepared for the new experiences and challenges high school will bring.

Our 75 strong middle school team are passionate and diverse educators coming from over 25 different countries. Being equipped with the most advanced technology and training in international education, allows our teachers to continue to grow and develop their career in the Middle East and beyond.

Our Students

With more than 600 students from grade 6 through to grade 8, our Middle School is a dynamic and vibrant environment. Our students are remarkably diverse and as a school we represent more than 100 nationalities.

What Are We Looking For?

  • Teachers that continue to learn and grow as an educator, model resilience and challenge their students.
  • Teachers that encourage our students to be future fluent: developing communication skills, collaboration, critical thinking and solution fluency.
  • Teachers that are relationship focused.
  • Outstanding teachers who are excited to join our world class school and are driven to provide education at an exceptional level.

Check out our website here: https://www.gemsaa-dubai.com/Curriculum/Middle-School-Curriculum

About the Role

We are looking for qualified and experienced Middle School Math Teacher who is excited to join our world class school and is driven to provide education at an exceptional level. The Middle School at Dubai American Academy is a fast-paced and large learning environment. Our vision is for student learning to be inquiry-based, transdisciplinary, meaningful and authentic. As a division we value the co-creation of our learning and systems and we strive to develop a learning eco-system amongst all educational stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A certified professional teaching qualification at degree level, such a B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE
  • A certified professional subject related qualification at Bachelor degree level
  • A minimum of 3 years of solid and demonstrable Math teaching experience in Middle School
  • Extensive experience using various online Math teaching software
  • Expertise in teaching within a hybrid/blended student learning setting
  • International experience is preferable but not essential
  • The experience, personality and educational philosophy to drive further, the education agenda at this flagship GEMS school with an international student body
  • The desire to provide outstanding teaching and learning
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for enhancing their career

Candidates who meet minimum requirements are welcome to apply. Please ensure to mention in your cover letter if you will be traveling with a teaching partner and what subject they are qualified to teach.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax-free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare to country of residence, and End of Service Gratuity.

Application process

Please visit our careers site and apply online, ensuring that you include a covering letter and up to date CV.

Please note: Suitable applications will be contacted upon receipt, and interviews held immediately. Closing dates are indicative of our overall recruitment window only.

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