Innovative History 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.
leaf academy
history teacher
učiteľ dejepisu
Start date
15 August 2022
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
Compensation for the role is starting from 1380 euro base, depending on the qualification and track record of final candidate.
from 1380 €

Job description

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help build a world-class innovative educational institution. LEAF Academy is looking for an Innovative History Teacher with a focus on the Central European region. Some knowledge of formal English academic writing is highly beneficial as is the experience in curriculum planning and development. A part-time option of employment may be possible. 

Students in Years 1, 2 (aged 15-16) study Central European history as part of our unique LEAF Academy curriculum. We are looking for someone to take them on the journey from the Habsburg era to the present. In Year 3, students may then continue their History path by taking AP European History.

We consider ourselves to be a community of learners where the learning happens for all parties concerned. Our lessons are student-centred and focus on developing students’ own thinking strategies and quality questioning. We use visible thinking techniques and other innovative 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 as well as 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

  • advanced English writing and speaking skills (native proficiency)

  • highly communicative

  • working with young adults/teenagers

  • teaching History and academic writing

  • working with students for whom English is a second language

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 - C2 - proficient

Additional information

The selection process will include interviews with various team members and a demo class. 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..