This is an opportunity to help build a world-class innovative and integrated mathematics and science curriculum. LEAF Academy is looking for a math and science educator who can teach Mathematics, and Science - Physics. Some teaching experience of STEM subject(s) is beneficial as is the experience in curriculum planning and development. 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
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
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.