Teacher of Upper School Drama

Far East, China

Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School

Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School

We are seeking a teacher of Upper School Drama for our new school development, Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School, in Kunshan, China. The position has an August 2020 start.

Huaer Collegiate has been developed in partnership with the No. 2 High School of East China Normal University, commonly referred to in Chinese as Huaer.

East China Normal University is known as the premier teacher training university in China, and its affiliated high school has a long-established reputation for its progressive approach to the development of teaching and learning.

This is Dipont’s third independent school project, following the successful establishment of RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou and Nanwai King’s College School Wuxi. The campus in Kunshan is nearing completion and, at capacity, will provide an outstanding learning environment for 2,800 scholars and feature state-of-the-art science laboratories, a performing arts center with an 800-seat theater, and first-class sports complexes.

The school is enrolling students for September 2020 and opening up a range of teaching positions from preschool to 10th grade. By 2022, the school will grow into a full upper school through 12th grade, offering AP classes and advanced specialized electives in all subject areas over the following two years.

The school will employ a blended Chinese and American curriculum, combining a drive for academic excellence with a whole child education program designed to nurture healthy, well-adjusted young adults. All faculty will participate in a student advisory system in which they act as ‘school parent’ to a small group, providing daily support and guidance. They will also support with long-term goal setting and planning for future scholarship and leadership. To support the residential life program, all middle school and upper school faculty engage in some level of residential duties and activities. Scholars will be encouraged to explore a broad range of interests outside of the classroom while developing the social skills and strength of character that will empower them for a future of resilient, ethical leadership anywhere in the world.

Upper School, Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
In the upper school, scholars continue the study of both the Chinese and English languages while being exposed to a variety of rigorous educational experiences afforded by a liberal arts education. They also have the opportunity to pursue further studies in areas in which they are developing a particular passion. Specialized honors and AP classes are taken alongside the required student life curriculum, which supports social and emotional development, physical and mental health as well as academic enrichment. We are seeking educators who are strong in their respective educational discipline yet passionate about developing advanced, specialized, cross-disciplinary and experiential study that challenges both the scholar and the teacher, ultimately preparing the scholar for the rigors of college-level study.

What we are looking for

We expect our educational leaders to embody the very same high standards and dispositions we expect our graduates to model: to be a resilient scholar, adaptable ambassador, enlightened communicator and ethical visionary.

Therefore, every educator will be expected to contribute actively to the whole life of the school, working with scholars beyond the classroom in advisory, co-curricular and residential programs.

We are building a diverse, enthusiastic and highly supportive community of teachers who are committed to academic excellence and the creation of opportunities for scholars to take charge of their learning with daring optimism and drive.

We are seeking to appoint a highly talented faculty to cover all areas of the school and who can share in our ethos – enjoying collaboration and learning, embracing cross-cultural adaptability, and sharing a resilient and ethical passion for developing an outstanding college preparatory school.

The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package including flights for spouse and dependents, medical and accident insurance for spouse and dependents, and a housing allowance.

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