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Part-time English A Instructor

10 May 2021


VACANCY — AY 2021-22 Part-time English A Instructor

Starting Salary: $21,465

United World College-USA is seeking a part-time English A Instructor for the 2021-22 academic year beginning in August 2021. The teacher will be responsible for teaching IB English A: Language and Literature and/or Literature. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in English or a related subject, and have at least three (3) years of experience teaching English.  

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. Experience and knowledge of the UWC movement is a plus.

Instructional Responsibilities

English A Instructor: A part-time English A Instructor is responsible for teaching two classes of English A HL and/or SL in all of its iterations.  This teacher instructs both Higher Level and Standard Level in the same classes; however, in the first year the course content is identical and differentiation occurs in the second year.

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. 

Extended Essays: 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. 

Invigilation: Teachers are expected to invigilate (proctor) their own 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. 

General Responsibilities

Meetings: All faculty are to attend monthly employee, and department meetings, and it is recommended that they attend monthly faculty meetings and the weekly assembly (Forum). 

Orientation and Post-Graduation: Part-time faculty are expected to participate in several aspects of orientation. Additionally, part-time faculty are encouraged to remain on campus after Graduation to participate in faculty professional development or culminating activities. 


UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 240 students in grades 11 and 12. All students follow the IB Diploma Program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the U.S.; the remainder represent more than 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit, potential, and promise.

To Apply:

Complete an application form. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate is required to either be vaccinated, as vaccines are available, or provide a medical or religious waiver, prior to starting this position at UWC-USA. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

UWC-USA does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or admission and employment practices based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, or any other legally protected class.