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12 April 2021

UWC Pearson College




Director of Learning 


Pearson College UWC is seeking a teacher with a strong academic and practical background in French who will be able to teach two classes of International Baccalaureate French A: Language and Literature (SL/HL). The course is designed to support Francophone and fluent-French speaking students in developing critical literacy. 

French A: Language and Literature is organized into three areas of exploration and seven central concepts, and focuses on the study of both literary or non-literary texts. Together, the three areas of exploration of the course allow the student to explore the French language through its cultural development and use, its media forms and functions, and its literature. Students develop skills of literary and textual analysis, and also the ability to present their ideas effectively. The candidate should be willing to teach a range of French topics and levels. Flexibility and expertise to teach other IB subjects would be an asset. 

Specific qualifications for the position: 

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the subject being taught, preferably a Master’s degree. • Teaching experience at the upper secondary school level or university level in the subject. 
  • Experience teaching within the IB curriculum or a comparative externally examined advanced level course of study for high school students. 
  • Qualifications and experience to serve as a leader in one of the College’s creative, action or service activities, which are integral to Pearson College’s educational model and approach to experiential education. Outdoor and/or waterfront education experience is an asset. 
  • International experience or appropriate experience to prepare for working with a diverse population of students from 80 different countries, some coming from very difficult realities. 
  • A Class Four driver’s license or the ability to obtain one.

All applicants should have as much passion for teaching the subject to highly motivated 16-19- year-old students from around the world as they have passion for the subject itself. Faculty and students at Pearson College UWC see education extending far beyond the classroom and, as such, all Faculty are expected to lead by example and partner with students in their engagement with the community, locally, nationally and internationally. This commitment includes leading creative, action or service (CAS) activities as well as engagement in residential life. Candidates must be open to participating in and contributing to the community life of the College. Faculty members also act as advisors to small student groups, which is integral to our student support within and outside of the classroom. 

Candidates should note in their application expertise and qualifications in teaching other courses offered through the IB Diploma Program

Remuneration for this part-time position is based on qualifications and experience according to the College's salary scale. The position is for a 1-year contract, beginning mid-August, 2021. 


Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to . References will be required for short-listed candidates. Applications should be submitted by April 23, 2021. Initial interviews will take place in late April to early May 2021. Candidates are asked to note in their cover letter how their background and experience would be a good match for Pearson College 

UWC. Due to the high volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted by the College. The appointment is to start in August 2021 for a one-year term. 

Pearson College UWC is committed to diversity and equity in employment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. 


Pearson College UWC is a unique two-year pre-university school for students selected from around the world based solely on their promise and potential and demonstrated commitment to engage actively in creating a better world. Students currently attend from more than 80 countries and backgrounds that intentionally represent some of the tensions in the world. Money is neither a barrier nor a ticket to admission. Students live together on the southern tip of Vancouver Island while studying the International Baccalaureate program and pursuing the mission of the United World Colleges (UWC) to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.