Location: Madaba, Jordan
Type: Full Time
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
King’s Academy is seeking to hire an English Faculty Member in its Upper School for the 2023-2024 academic year. A typical faculty teaching load at the Upper School includes:
- Five credits per semester.
- After school co-curriculars each semester.
- Supervisory and committee responsibilities
- Advisory role to an average group of 8 to 10 students
- For residential faculty, evening duty up to twice a week and weekend duty once every five or six weeks.
Furthermore, faculty members are expected to attend special events and meetings including those occasionally scheduled on weekends, such as new faculty orientation, student orientation, faculty meetings, departmental meetings, house meetings, advisor meetings, parents weekends and Commencement.
Various educational and character-building activities for students (e.g. community service) take place on weekends and during the summer. Faculty members are expected to volunteer as chaperones as per their interest and if selected to perform such duties during these trips. In short, being a teacher at King’s requires spirit and dedication. The qualities that our own faculty recognize as most essential to their success here include patience, energy, resilience, a genuine love of young people, sensitivity to cultural difference, adaptability and a commitment, in the classroom and beyond, to continued improvement.
Note: King’s Academy seeks faculty members who can coach sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, (varsity level), tennis, swimming and weight training as well as lead co-curricular activities such as publications, MUN, debate, drama and yoga.
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About King's Academy
King’s Academy, an independent, coeducational boarding and day school, will provide outstanding young men and women from Jordan, the Middle East and beyond an educational experience unlike any available in the region. Blending an American style of education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences with Middle Eastern history, traditions, language and cultural values, the Academy will feature close teacher-student interaction, the most current technological resources and a stimulating array of curricular and extracurricular activities designed to help students flourish intellectually and personally. Welcoming talented students from all backgrounds, religions and social classes, the Academy aims to foster empathy, tolerance and harmony. Through the active participation of students and teachers in a self-governing community, it will prepare students for future roles as leaders in government, business and civic life. The King’s Academy campus is unique in the Middle East. Designed by renowned Egyptian architect and Director of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London Khaled Azzam, the campus and buildings are constructed on an extensive 575-dunum site (144 acres) and comprise s...ome 35 major buildings. These include state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and a 50,000-book library, a multi-faith spiritual center and garden, an observatory, dormitories incorporating faculty family apartments, and a magnificent auditorium that will serve not just the school but the nation as well.King’s Academy admits students of any race, color, creed or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy and does not discriminate on the basis of these differences. We celebrate the differences in background, circumstances and educational experiences of our various students and value the diverse perspectives that each contributes to the school community.King’s Academy is in close philosophical affiliation with “The Eight Schools” in the United States, including Andover, Choate, Deerfield, Exeter, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, Northfield Mount Hermon and St. Paul’s.