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Teacher of Physics

Merchiston International SchoolShenzhen

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic teacher of Physics to further their career at an innovative British curriculum co-educational international boarding school. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of  teaching throughout the secondary age range.  Experience of  teaching either  A Level or the IB Diploma programme will be a significant advantage, and the successful candidate will have the ability to offer a second subject, such as Mathematics.


A minimum of 2 years' qualified teaching experience is required.


The position will commence in August 2021, and the initial contract will be for a period of two years. 


Merchiston International School

MIS is a thriving learning community which challenges all staff to push boundaries with their teaching and to be progressive in their own professional learning.


We offer an innovative British independent school curriculum for international students aged 4 – 18, starting in EYFS and culminating in IGCSE and GCE A Level. The campus, imbued with the ethos of its founding school Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh, is designed to create the kind of innovative learning spaces in which an effective 21st century education can flourish and inspire.


All MIS teachers are expected to participate fully in the school’s life beyond the classroom by contributing to boarding house life and the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme.


If you are interested in joining us, teaching inquisitive, talented children in a school which cares for all its members and is passionate about giving scope to professional opportunities, please apply. We want to hear from you!


How to apply

Applicants should apply online through the TES careers portal. Please provide the names and full contact details of three professional referees, one of whom should be Director/Head of School/Principal of your current school. 


Short-listed candidates must be able to provide a recent DBS/PVG check, police clearance certificate or similar record of non-criminality demonstrating that there is no reason why they cannot work with children. 


The application should be submitted no later than Wednesday  19 May 2021


Early applications are encouraged, as MIS reserves the right to appoint before the deadline.


Due to national regulations, it is very unlikely that we will be able to secure a work permit or visa for foreign nationals whose 60th or subsequent birthdays take place between August 1, 2021, and July 31, 2022.

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