The United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Science teacher. The teacher should be prepared to teach International Baccalaureate Chemistry and Design Technology and possibly Physics as needed by the department.
The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Chemistry or a related field, and have at least three years’ teaching experience.
Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with experience in residential school settings and all applicants should be willing to be engaged in residential life and experiential education.
IB Group 4: Chemistry
A full-time Group 4 teacher at UWC-USA should be prepared to teach IB Chemistry along with Design Technology and/or Physics. Chemistry and Physics classes have Higher Level and Standard Level students together in one class; in the first year the course content is identical, with differentiation of instruction in the second year as needed. Design Technology is an SL class and there is only one second-year class.
Course Content and Assessment
The teacher is responsible for covering the required course content and assessing student performance based upon a standard set of requirements and criteria provided by the IB.
All teachers are expected to supervise Extended Essays (EE). The EEs are research topics developed by students which result in an essay of approximately 4,000 words and involving four to six hours of work for the supervisor. There are three mandatory reflection sessions that must be completed. Teachers may be asked to supervise Extended Essays in subjects that they do not teach if there are not any in their given subject.
Grades and Reports
The teacher will compile grades and write a narrative report for each student in their classes at designated times of the year. Teachers are to track attendance in the approved school platforms.
During trial examinations teachers are expected to invigilate their own exams and, during the IB examinations in May, full-time teachers are expected to invigilate approximately 12 hours of exams.
References and Recommendations
All faculty are to write letters of recommendation to colleges and universities on behalf of their students, at the student’s request. Students are expected to ask teachers in a timely manner, and teachers are expected to meet the university deadlines.
Full-time faculty serve as official advisors to a group of 10-12 students.
Experiential Education (ExEd)
All faculty members each year sponsor two activities that fulfill the ExEd requirements of UWC-USA.
At the end of each session all faculty are responsible for writing a narrative report that explains the activity and, where appropriate, the contributions of individual students. Faculty also assist with student generation of digital portfolios. In addition, all faculty are expected to participate in UWC Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the Annual Conference.
All faculty members shall assist in transporting students as needed. All faculty are expected to follow UWC-USA’s Vehicle Safety Policy.
All faculty members are involved in residential life during their tenure at UWC-USA. All faculty who have been provided with school-supplied housing will be expected to accept appointments serving as a Resident Tutor or Assistant Resident Tutor for two (2) consecutive years on a rotating cycle or as needed.
All faculty and staff who have school-provided housing (regardless of location of that housing) are expected to assist with weekend duty up to five weekends per year.
All full-time faculty are to attend all faculty meetings, department meetings and the weekly assembly (Forum).
Orientation and Post-Graduation
Faculty participation in Orientation in August is critical to the success of the program. All faculty participate in several aspects of orientation.
Additionally, all faculty are expected to remain on campus after Graduation to participate in any faculty professional development or culminating activities.
Southwest Studies and Project Week
Southwest Studies and Project Week are week-long educational excursions that take place in the fall and spring, respectively. All faculty are to participate in one of these trips.
UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 students in grades 11 and 12. All students follow the IB Diploma program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the USA; the remainder represent over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits
About UWC USA
UWC-USA is part of an international 17-school coalition of United World Colleges that share a common mission of using education to unite people for peace and a sustainable future. The campus in Montezuma, New Mexico, is the only UWC in the U.S., and is home to 230 students who represent more than 90 countries.