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Secondary Biology Teacher (MYP/DP) - Universal American School - Dubai Job in United Arab Emirates
Al Futtaim Private Company LLC , United Arab Emirates

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Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
As Described in Job Ad
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Apr 9, 2021
Last Date
Jul 30, 2021

Job Description

Universal American School (UAS), founded in 2005, is a not-for-profit, PreK - Grade 12 American International school governed by the Al-Futtaim Education Foundation, located in the buzzing Dubai Festival City. Nurtured in a community of integrity and academic excellence, we help our students become compassionate, confident learners who know who they are and what they stand for. Our students are inspired to challenge themselves within a holistic academic, artistic and athletic educational program based on American AERO and International Baccalaureate (IB) standards. Teaching and learning at UAS embrace forward thinking, adaptive educational practices tailored to meet the aspirations of our international and Emirati student population. In partnership with Al-Futtaim, we are uniquely positioned to provide conseptualized, real-world learning experiences as well as professional internships for our students.

Al-Futtaim Educational Foundation (AFEF)

The AFEF is an initiative of the Al Futtaim family to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the creation of a globally competitive economy while maximizing its social contribution to the community through this not-for-profit endeavor. The vision for the Foundation is to create excellence, prepare students for higher education, and give them skills to successfully embrace global citizenship and future opportunities in the UAE and beyond.

Secondary Biology Teacher (MYP/DP) | Universal American school | Dubai

Actively engage the students in inspiring inquiry based, conceptual and constructivist learning, contextualized through
experiential learning and real life applications. Using innovative and balanced approaches to teaching and learning
and foster a positive environment for student’s individual growth. Actively support the school’s mission of being the
leading American International school in the region by embracing the school’s vision and values through embodying
the 7 domains of the Universal definition of learning (see UAS Teacher Profile)

REPORTS TO: Secondary Principal

Bachelor’s degree (BA or B.Ed. in teaching or PGCE-Postgraduate certificate in education) in education/specific subject
area (subject specialization is a requirement for teaching in G6-G12).
Minimum two years of teaching experience in an American curriculum school and/or IB school
Proven track-record in effective, student centric instructional strategies that motivates learners of all kind
Ability to effectively analyze and apply data to inform instructional practices and differentiate learning
Effective communicator with ability to provide formative and constructive feedback for enhanced learning
Highly developed internationally-minded, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills
Highly developed organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
The ability to be flexible, patient, adapt to new situations and innovate learning environments
A positive attitude to students and parents
Proactively support the mission, vision and values of the school

Demonstrates extensive knowledge of content, AERO standards and IB Programme(s), and a wide range of
instructional pedagogies
Applies knowledge of varied approaches to learning in instruction, lesson planning, questioning, and assessment
Utilizes technology effectively, where appropriate, both in classroom, instruction, and for student assignments to
advance the educational process and engage students
Ensures that all learning objectives are clear and communicated effectively to students
Demonstrates classroom management and ensures that standards of conduct are clear to all students and appear to
have been developed with student participation i.e. – a classroom Essential Agreement
Creates a classroom environment that is safe, inclusive, engaging, student-centered, and inquiry-based
Documents each student’s progress consistently throughout the course of the year, and efficiently collects evidence of
learning and progress
Provides high quality and regular feedback – both formative and summative – that is an accurate reflection of the
Ensures that students have regular opportunities for reflection and self - assessment
Utilizes a variety of internal and external assessments tools to inform instruction

Job Specification

Demonstrates in planning and preparation coherent instructional design
Ensures that the classroom contains all items on the learning environment checklist
Designs learning activities that are differentiated in approach
Constantly reflects on curriculum resources that meet the AERO priority standards
Uses student data effectively in planning for teaching and learning
Works collaboratively to complete a unit planner for every unit of inquiry (UOI)/interdisciplinary unit (IDU)
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Keeps up-to-date with developments in subject area/s, new research and resources, methods and curriculum objectives

Provides regular information to parents through the school’s digital communication platforms, as appropriate, about the
instructional program, student progress, both academic and developmental
Meets with parents/guardians regularly (min. 3 times per AY) to discuss the student progress and provide feedback on
improvement plans
Communicates regularly with appropriate school personnel about the student's academic, social, and emotional
development, including division leadership and Student Support Services
Advises and collaborates with the SLT and other teachers in the preparation and development of courses, teaching and
learning methodologies, assessment and pastoral care arrangements

Demonstrates genuine tolerance and respect for individual students and colleagues
Works collaboratively
Acts as an active and positive contributor to grade level/department teams and to the entire UAS community
Abides by policies and procedures outlined in the Staff Handbook and as otherwise provided by the school
Lives up to the UAS Teacher Profile standards
Participates in school events, making a substantive and healthy contribution in some aspect of school life outside of the
classroom (i.e. after school activities, coaching, lunch clubs)
Actively seeks out peer learning opportunities and uses professional development to enhance classroom instruction
Utilizes the resources and expertise of the local and global community to provide experiential and real-life learning
opportunities for students
Attends and participates actively, productively, and enthusiastically in grade level team or departmental decision-making
Demonstrates a willingness to be a team player, and to participate readily in any other duties, as assigned.

NB: Other duties/responsibilities deemed necessary by the school leadership may be added.

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