Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million students by 2020 through the initiatives of our Charity partner, the Varkey Foundation.
GEMS World Academy-Chicago is a state-of-the-art center of inspirational learning for children currently from Pre-K through Grade 10, with expansion through Grade 12 by the 2020-2021 school year. As an International Baccalaureate Continuum School, GWA-Chicago is one of GEMS’ 5 flagship academies in the world and the first in the United States. The IB curricula empowers students to fully develop their intellectual, emotional, social, creative, and physical skills in a challenging and supportive environment. Beyond academics, the school strives to instill in its students a positive attitude towards lifelong learning and an appreciation for cultural diversity, while equipping them with the higher-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to be successful in life.
We are recruiting an experienced IB Diploma Program History Teacher to join our team in the IB Diploma Program. This teacher will teach several sections of Individuals & Societies in grades 6 - 10 in 2018-2019 and take on teaching responsibilities in the IB Diploma Program grades 11 - 12 beginning in 2019-2020. You must be a fully qualified teacher and should have at least 7 years post-qualification experience teaching in Upper School.
Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred with a concentration in History. Distance learning degrees are not accepted
7 years’ experience in the classroom
Solid and demonstrable teaching experience in History, preferably in the IB Diploma Program
Creative and enthusiastic approach both in and out of the classroom
Excellent team player both within the department and across disciplines
Excellent interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents