Description of School:

UWC Red Cross Nordic is a two year residential school for 206 scholarship students aged 16-19, comprising more than 90 nationalities. All students study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. The College was opened in 1995 and is financed by public funds from the Nordic countries. It is located on the shores of Flekke fjord in the county of Vestland, Western Norway. A number of our students have first-hand experience of conflict and/or poverty within their home societies. They are selected on merit or potential by UWC National Committees in their home country. Like the other UWC colleges, UWC Red Cross Nordic is strongly committed to the mission of UWC and strives to deliver a challenging and transformational educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.

Description of Position:

A teaching position at UWC Red Cross Nordic – involving pastoral care, academic class-based instruction and engagement in the extra-academic programme – is remarkably diverse, challenging, interesting and rewarding. It is, in many respects, a vocation; we are a community responsible for students’ welfare and education, working in a collegial context.

All teachers are expected to be actively engaged in the school’s residential and extra-academic programmes. Each teacher acts as an Advisor to a group of approximately ten students. Teachers typically live on campus and are attached as an Advisor to one of the student residences.

Additionally, all teachers are required to lead or participate in the extensive extra-academic programme. The College aims to attract applicants for teaching posts from a wide range of backgrounds who are keen to live and work in this beautiful, rural and multicultural community.

While IB teaching experience is not a prerequisite, teaching experience at this level will be an advantage. Qualifications in educational pedagogy or registration as a teacher is essential.

The successful candidate will have convinced us of a willingness to contribute to a demanding and highly stimulating international educational and residential community.

The working language of the College is English.

UWC Red Cross Nordic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants to the College must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers, and requires that all staff and volunteers share this commitment.


Salary is according to the Norwegian tariff. While resident in Norway, staff are able to access the Norwegian public health system at extremely low cost. Housing is available on campus.

Application for Position:

Please submit a CV of no longer than two pages, details of at least two referees (including your most recent employer) and a cover letter of no more than two pages. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would contribute to the academic, residential and extra-academic programmes of the school. Please return by email to the Rektor to appointments@uwcrcn.no. Please add REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as English Language and Literature / Literature Teacher - DP in the subject of your email.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the following documents prior to submitting an application: