Experienced Innovative Mathematics & Science (Physics) Teacher

LEAF Academy is an international boarding high school located in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Academy opened its doors in 2016. The school currently serves 110 students and has over 40 full-time staffulty (staff and faculty) with plans to grow enrollment every year.
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Start date
15 August 2022
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
Compensation for the role is starting from 1560 euro base, depending on the qualification and track record of final candidate.
from 1560 €

Job description

This is an opportunity to help build a world-class innovative and integrated mathematics and science curriculum. LEAF Academy is looking for an experienced math and science educator who can teach Mathematics, and Science - Physics. International teaching experience of physics is highly beneficial and the experience in curriculum planning and development is required. Apart from teaching a course, a teacher is involved in revising and building the curriculum that is done together with other teachers involved. An overview of subjects like biology and chemistry is beneficial, as these fields interconnect in our course. A passion for Entrepreneurial leadership is also welcome.

Students of Y1 and Y2 study Science as a two-year long course which is part of our distinctive curriculum. It covers the basic knowledge from biology, chemistry, and physics. Math is studied as a separate course. We are looking for a person who supports students not only in teaching basic content, but also skills, which are an essential part of our curriculum. We consider ourselves to be a community of learners where the learning happens for all parties concerned. Our lessons are student-centered and focus on developing students’ own thinking strategies. We use different teaching approaches that allow adaptation to different students’ needs. Learners focus on their individual growth that is recorded in an assessment that stems from competency-based rubrics. Students are encouraged to reflect on their work and the work of the teacher and to make connections to real life.

Besides of the above listed tasks, you will be expected to assume some of the following responsibilities:

  • advisory (part of the full-time contract): a person is responsible for a small group of students, and she/he is providing support to students when necessary

  • residential duties (expected): regular weekday and weekend (every 4-5 weeks per semester) duties in the dormitory 

  • club or committee (expected): act as member of at least 1 extra-curricular club or educational committee at the academy

Who are we looking for

  • Passion for LEAF Academy’s mission and alignment with the LEAF values

  • Proactive and entrepreneurial mindset coupled with preference for teamwork

  • Organized, problem-solver, self-starter

  • Willing to mentor and guide students

  • Capable of working well under pressure

  • Sense of humor and ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Advanced English language

  • Passion and expertise in Math

  • 5+ years of teaching Mathematics and/or Science

  • Experience with curriculum development

Why should you choose us

If you are looking for an opportunity to follow your personal mission and contribute with your unique talent to a better life in Slovakia, LEAF Academy may be the right place for you.

We can offer you:

  • Dynamic international environment: You will become part of a diverse international team that strives to be at the forefront of 21st century education.

  • Meaningful impact: We aspire to support the development of talented young people who have the potential to be change-makers in society by building a boarding school, literally from the ground up!

  • Learning opportunities: On-the-job learning and fast personal development here is inevitable. 

Language proficiency

  • - English - C1 - advanced

Additional information

The selection process will include interviews with various team members and assignment. We take hiring very seriously and want to make as sure as possible that new members of our team will not only be excellent at what they do, but also passionate for both the role and LEAF Academy mission and thriving in our culture - the side effect being that hiring process can take longer in some cases.


  • Professional
31. May 2022

About organization

LEAF Academy je medzinárodná rezidenčná (internátna) stredná škola pre akčných študentov so sídlom v Bratislave. Je to inovatívna škola, ktorá ťa pripraví nielen akademicky na ďalšie štúdium, ale aj n..