Teacher of History, Penang

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Prince of Wales Island International SchoolPenang

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of History

We invite applications from suitably qualified history specialists to join our humanities department as the subject grows in popularity. We also offer Global Perspectives, in 2018 having the top student in Malaysia at IGCSE.  An interest in cross -curricular study within the humanities area is likely, but essential is a genuine passion for history and for sharing that enthusiasm with our students. Malaysia, and Penang in particular, is a fascinating region with a long and complex pre-colonial, colonial and modern history, sure to enthuse anyone new to the area, and valued by those already familiar with it. George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, energetically protected as a record of the region’s rich and colourful multicultural past.  At the same time, the rapid modernisation and development of this part of south east Asia contrasts dramatically with that heritage. 

There is a dynamic staff culture at the school with strong professional development programmes, which have a national reputation. There is an emphasis on the appropriate 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 reputation in the region and beyond with excellent results; although we have students of a wide range of abilities, they are all equally deserving of the highest quality of teaching to the level of their potential. 

A detailed job description will be evolved by negotiation with the successful applicant.

Our school is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and student welfare, and expects all applicants to share this commitment.

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. The staff is predominantly European, who share with high quality Malaysian and other international colleagues, outstanding facilities and resources. 

Applicants are encouraged to explore the school’s website:  www.powiis.edu.my 

Closing Date

The closing date is Saturday 19th January 2019.  However, we may extend the appointment process if the role is not filled at that stage. Initial interviews will be via Skype, followed by a face to face meeting if possible for UK based candidates in the week beginning Monday 4th February. 

Candidates should apply to the school directly at recruitment@powiis.edu.my sending:

● completed application form

● brief letter of application

● Curriculum Vitae

Additional supporting documents are NOT required at this stage, and will not be considered. We will acknowledge all applications and keep applicants informed; we enjoy a high level of interest in our vacancies, but your candidacy is very important to us.

We look forward to hearing from you.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Jalan Sungai Air Putih 6, Bandar Baru Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Penang, 11000, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4 8689999
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