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French Instructor

11 May 2020

UWC-USA

 

VACANCY

POSTED 5/7/2020

French Instructor

The United World College-USA is seeking a full-time French Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for
teaching International Baccalaureate French in its various forms. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s
degree in Language 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. Experience and
knowledge of the UWC movement is a plus.

Instructional Responsibilities

French A full-time French teacher at UWC-USA should be prepared to teach four classes of French HL
and/or SL in all of its upcoming iterations.

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 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.

General Responsibilities

Advising 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.

Driving All faculty members shall assist in transporting students as needed. All faculty are expected to
follow UWC-USA’s Vehicle Safety Policy.

Residential Life 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.

Weekend Duty All faculty and staff who have school-provided housing (regardless of the location of that
housing) are expected to assist with weekend duty up to five weekends per year.
Meetings 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 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.

A UWC-USA application, letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references may be emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org. Application forms may be found at https://www.uwc-
usa.org/about-us/careers-with-uwc-usa/
. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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.