IB DP English A - Language and Literature Teacher

Europe, Turkey

Billkent University

Billkent University

Bilkent High School (Özel Bilkent Lisesi), an International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum School, invites applications from suitably qualified teachers to teach IB English Language and Literature, as part of our IB Diploma Programme (50% of contract), to teach English as part of our MYP programme to Grades 9 and 10, and ESOL to students studying the national curriculum.

The school seeks highly motivated teachers with a strong sense of responsibility, wishing to work in a professionally demanding environment, as part of a team of national and international teaching staff

A minimum of two years high school level teaching experience is required; opportunities for further IB training are provided. Teachers teach up to 24 periods (40 minutes each) per week and ensure students meet both IB (DP and MYP), and national curriculum requirements and assessment specifications. In addition, teachers are expected to be actively involved in the school community, including extra-curricular activities both during and after school time.

Bilkent High School is on the campus of Bilkent University, one of Turkey’s most prestigious institutions of higher education. The High School provides teachers with a professional, stimulating place to work, with opportunities for further professional development including official IB training workshops, support in becoming an IB external examiner, and the opportunity to study for an MA in Curriculum and Instruction within the University’s Graduate School of Education, provided entry criteria are met. 

Interested applicants are requested to submit an application form (which can be downloaded from http://www.obirecruit.bilkent.edu.tr website through “Positions Available”) together with a recent (last 6 months) JPEG photo. All sections of the form should be completed and returned. All applications remain strictly confidential. Early application is recommended and the school reserves the right to appoint prior to this date, should a suitable candidate be found. 

Required Qualifications:
All applicants must hold a university degree in English, a PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification, and minimum two years full time teaching experience. CELTA, ICELT, DELTA or equivalent TEFL certificates also an advantage.

Contracts run from August 2019 through August 2021 with the opportunity to renew, subject to performance.

Successful candidates will receive: 

-    an attractive employment package with a two-year contract, renewable subject to performance;

-    salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, quoted in US Dollars;

-    fully-furnished, rent-free private accommodation on campus (a fee is charged for utilities);

-    airfare, airport transfers and baggage allowance at the beginning and end of contract;

-    combined work visa and residence permit to reside in Turkey;

-    additional benefits include Turkish language courses, access to the university gym, lunch provided at school.

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