• Faculty

Overall Purpose of the Position

Develop students’ curiosity, English skills and conceptual understanding in alignment with IB MYP/CP/DP criteria. This position involves planning and facilitating powerful learning engagements that move all learners forward in an inquiry-based environment which aligns with the school’s mission to inspire, engage and empower students. Co-planning and co-teaching with colleagues in learning collaboratives, in addition to clearly communicating with students, colleagues and parents, is an essential part of this role.

Main Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate engaging, relevant and authentic learning engagements.
  • Nurture students’ English curiosity and competencies.
  • Develop & plan classes following a backwards design curriculum planning process and in alignment with the Learning@ISP, ISP Science standards, IB MYP/CP and  DP course goals, departmental philosophy and ISP mission.
  • Create and maintain a positive, student-centred environment which maximizes learning opportunities for all learners.
  • Facilitate a balanced array of learning experiences which meet the students’ where they’re at and move them forward in developing skills, concepts and understandings.
  • Integrate IT in classroom instruction as a tool to support student learning.
  • Effectively assess & document students’ learning growth aligned to Learning@ISP, and based on English standards, benchmarks, performance indicators, and unit criteria.
  • Support the holistic development of students as an advisor and as a supervisor of student clubs and activities.
  • Actively participate in and lead professional development opportunities and collaborative meetings.
  • Be an active partner in building and sustaining trusting & constructive relationships with other colleagues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Skills& Dispositions Required

  • An avid learner and seeker of how to support students’ strengths & interests.
  • Impactful leader: walk the talk, have a bias to action and collaborate using evidence-focused practices. Demonstrated success in planing, teaching, assessment and responding using student data.
  • A sound understanding of best-practice skills in facilitating inquiry and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Self-driven, always trying to go to the next level.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents and colleagues in a clear and empathetic manner.
  • A growth mindset and open-minded approach to professional learning - a life-long learner.
  • International / multicultural teaching experience.
  • Flexible, can-do attitude, innovative and solutions-focused.
  • A high level of intra & interpersonal intelligence and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.

Education & Training Required

  • A BA (MA preferred) degree in English or a related field of study.
  • Teaching certification for Upper School English.
  • A background in the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. 
  • Proven track record in teaching English to Upper School age students.



ISP uses an online, automated application management system and we do expect ALL job applications to be submitted through this system. If you are interested in this vacancy and you meet the specified criteria, then please go to this link and follow the application instructions accordingly

A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position at ISP, short statement of educational and leadership philosophy (no more than one page)
  • Up-to-date resume or CV
  • Writing sample that may be a personal statement, an article for a school publication, a recent speech, or submitted scholarly article-whatever can help inform the search committee of expertise, interests, academic focus and experience.
  • Contact information for at least three current professional referees (one of which should be, if possible, the direct supervisor of the applicant’s current organization).

The deadline to submit applications is December 14, 2023. Candidates should note, however, that in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, ISP reserves the right to move forward with this appointment. For this reason, it is essential that interested candidates apply as soon as possible.

How to apply

ISP uses an online, automated application management system for all Faculty and Administration vacancies as a result of which we do not accept or respond to hard-copy or emailed applications. Please note that, unfortunately, due to the relatively high volume of qualified candidates who apply, ISP can only personally respond to those who are short-listed. Thank you for understanding.

If you are interested in any of our vacancies and you meet the specified criteria, then please click below to apply and follow the instructions accordingly. All applicants will be asked to fill in an online application and submit their CV.

Please also note that, unfortunately, due to the very high volume of qualified candidates who apply, ISP can only personally respond to those who are short-listed. Thank you for understanding.

Click below to apply for any open faculty positions. Applicants will be asked to fill in an online application and submit a CV.