Global Politics Instructor

  • Location
    Montezuma, New Mexico
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 15

Position description

United World College-USA is seeking an IBDP Global Politics instructor for the 2023-2024 schoolyear. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in a Politics or a related field and have at least three (3) years’ experience teaching in the IB Diploma Programme. A demonstrated commitment to the UWC mission and values is essential. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a background in residential school settings and experiential education as all faculty lead or support programming in these areas.

Academic Responsibilities 

  • IB Teaching: A full-time Global Politics Instructor is responsible for teaching four classes of IBDP Global Politics. That may include HL and SL classes, and DP1 and/or DP2 classes.
  • 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.
  • Grades and Reports: The teacher will compile grades and write a narrative report for eachstudent in their classes at designated times of the year. Teachers are to track grades and attendance using PowerSchool and Schoology (the affiliated LMS).
  • Invigilation: During examinations teachers are expected to invigilate their own exams and, during the IB examinations in May, full-time teachers are expected to invigilate approximately 12hours of exams.
  • Extended Essays: Teachers are expected to supervise a specified number of Extended Essays(EE) each year.

General Responsibilities 

  • Experiential Education: All faculty members sponsor activities that fulfill the requirements of UWC-USA’s Signature Programs, Expeditionary Learning, and Basecamp Teams (“campus service”).
  • Residential Duty: All faculty and staff who have school-provided housing (regardless of the location of that housing) are expected to assist with residential duty regularly.
  • Meetings: All full-time faculty are to attend all employee meetings, faculty meetings, faculty professional development sessions, department meetings, and all-school assemblies.
  • Orientation and Post-Graduation: All faculty are expected to arrive on campus in August before classes begin to participate in Orientation, and to remain on campus after Graduation to participate in faculty professional development, completion of grades and reports, and/or culminating activities.
  • Professional Development: All IB teachers are expected to participate in IB workshops specific to their discipline on a regular basis to stay up on curricular developments. Teachers new to the IB are expected to participate in a Category 1 workshop as early as possible after they have been hired at UWC USA’s expense. Apart from IB-sponsored workshops, teachers are expected to participate in professional development related to their other program responsibilities and the UWC-USA mission more broadly.
  • Leadership: All UWC-USA employees are expected to provide varying levels of leadership inorder to support the UWC mission. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Demonstrating a growth mindset by believing and acknowledging that intelligence, skills, learning and creativity can all grow with time and experience.
    • In all interactions, upholding the UWC mission and values, and creating an environment that promotes and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

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