Apply by Frriday, 30 April 2021
If you are a qualified, experienced teacher with a strong sense of adventure and an exceptional level of commitment to teaching and learning, UWCSEA might be the perfect next step for you. We are an equal opportunity employer, and welcome applications from those who wish to join a community which is inclusive, and which celebrates diversity.
Our vision is that our students will be equipped with the qualities and skills to become compassionate, engaged global citizens who seek to make positive differences towards peace and a sustainable future. To achieve this the 2018–2023 UWCSEA Strategy provides for a diverse, united and caring College community focused on student learning through a dynamic, holistic programme that supports individuals, their well-being and their readiness for an uncertain future.
As we celebrate 50 years of outstanding contribution to international education, we are looking for passionate educators who are keen to contribute to the dynamic educational landscape that continues to evolve in Singapore.
UWCSEA takes its responsibility for the safeguarding of the children and young people in its charge very seriously. All appointments to posts at the College are subject to the successful completion of the pre-employment checks, including checks with previous employers and with criminal record agencies.
When we have a vacancy the position will be advertised here, together with details on how to apply.
Full time roles are offered as a two year contract; any variation will be noted in the individual job advertisement.
Part time roles are generally either a temporary time-specific cover for staff on maternity or other extended leave, or an on-going role with a partial timetable, generally for individual subjects or disciplines, for example qualified language teachers in our Home Languages Programme.
Note that the vast majority of our part time roles are ‘local hire’ meaning that the applicant should already be in Singapore and will not be offered an overseas hire employment contract. Therefore to apply for a part-time role, you must be a Singaporean Citizen, Permanent Resident or if you are a foreign applicant, you must have an internationally recognised qualification and reside in Singapore.
Come and work at UWCSEA if you want to work with inspiring people and to teach eclectic and talented students.
UWCSEA has been the most empowering school I have ever worked in.
I have been given both freedom and support to develop my teaching practice.
Christine Chaboyer, Teacher of Mathematics and Assistant Houseparent in Nelson Mandela House, Dover Campus
I am proud to be a part of this community. In addition to being a Mathematics Teacher, I also work with students in a Singapore Local Service, a Global Concern and I am an assistant house parent in the Dover boarding house. I am amazed at the high level of commitment and sheer talent of the UWCSEA faculty in those areas of the school. The service and GC Office is filled with people who I admire. The Boarding House staff are beyond empathetic, kind and dedicated.
I believe that young people will positively respond when given the respect and the responsibility to make positive choices. UWCSEA gives students opportunities to take on leadership roles and opportunities to give back to their community and to communities beyond our borders. My mentor groups have always inspired me. During one of my sessions with my 2017-2019 Mentor Group, my students were talking about how they use social media for advocacy and bringing awareness to issues and the needs of others. I used them as inspiration and decided to use my Facebook as my medium. On my 50th birthday, I donated $5 for each Facebook birthday wish I received to the Staff Scholarship Fund.
Working hard is the norm here, the standards are high and everybody - staff and students - wants to do their best. Come and work at UWCSEA if you want to work with inspiring people and to teach eclectic and talented students.
Sean Lacey, Head of High School English as an Additional Language (EAL), East Campus
UWCSEA has been the most empowering school I have ever worked in. It is not always easy, because we are all expected to take an active role in building this experience, and we don't always see things the same way. But that's why it's important; our voices are heard and considered, and we build the community towards the mission together.
In the East Campus community I have both teaching and support roles, engaging students, staff and parents in a learning journey that is deeply personal. I teach and support students who do not speak English as a first language; far more than simply providing 'EAL lessons', my job is also to help them maintain a sense of the value of their cultures, languages and contribution as individuals. Our students face very specific problems which I provide support in addition to my teaching role working with students who are in English A, but have an English B background. A core part of what I do is also running the Equality group, a support group for LGBTQ+ students. I also run the parents version of tis group, called PAUSE (Parents at UWC Support Each other), a cross-campus group for parents of LGBTQ+ students to come together under our guidance to ask questions and receive support from other parents.
Support and relationship building are built in to everything I do at UWCSEA East. As a person of mixed origin and culture, my life is a reflection of the UWC mission and I put it into practice every day in my teaching.
Anisha Wilmink, Teacher of High School English, Dover Campus
I came to the Dover Campus in 2016 as a relatively young teacher and joined a phenomenal and very experienced department. I still find myself reflecting with gratitude on the unusually supportive environment that I was welcomed into. From my very first year I have found my colleagues willing to listen to my ideas and contributions, I have been able to collaborate meaningfully with almost every member of my department, I have been given both freedom and support which I feel has allowed me to develop my teaching practice much faster than I expected. The curriculum leaders I have worked with have afforded me opportunities to collaborate on developing curriculum, to perform pedagogical research in my own classroom, and to share what I have learned with the teaching community. I feel both valued, supported and challenged by the teachers I work with and I know this has a direct positive impact on my classroom practice.
I first realised that the UWC mission aligned with my values when I was 15 and applying for a National Committee Scholarship to study at a UWC. The value of service was instilled in me by my family and this, combined with my own international background, led me to seek a community built on similar values. My experience at UWC Atlantic was so formative that it led me right back to UWC as a teacher. I found it to be hugely productive to be part of a community where most were striving and pushing each other to think critically and live positively, both personally and as a global citizen. Despite now being at an entirely different school, in a different part of the world, with a completely different setup, I have found the community drive much the same. Every day I am challenged, encouraged, and supported to be of service to both my local and global communities.