HEAD OF CHINESE FOR SECONDARY SECTION - NATIVE MANDARIN SPEAKING


STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2021

CLOSING DATE: 7 FEBRUARY 2021



Description of School:


Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) is a private independent, non-denominational, co educational day school established in 2004 under the auspices of the Victoria Shanghai Education Foundation Limited, a registered charitable body.


VSA is an IB World School and the first in Hong Kong authorised to deliver three of the International Baccalaureate Programmes, providing a “through-train” IB education for students aged 6 to 18. The Primary School was authorised as an IB Primary Years Programme school in December 2005. In the Secondary School, the Middle Years Programme (“MYP”) and Diploma Programme (“DP”) were authorised in December 2006 and June 2007 respectively.


VSA emphasizes a holistic approach to education, at the heart of which is inquiry-based learning and teaching. The Primary School offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua); the Secondary School curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.


VSA has approximately 1,965 students and a total faculty size of 188. In Secondary, there are 93 faculty members, more than half of whom are expatriate staff.


VSA is accredited by CIS and NEASC. More information about Victoria Shanghai Academy can be found here: www.vsa.edu.hk



Description of Position:


VSA is now recruiting an enthusiastic and committed teacher for the above position for the school year beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will have:


  • Bachelor’s Degree with professional qualifications in Chinese language education MYP and DP Chinese teaching experience, including both Chinese A and Chinese B courses

  • Documented experience as Head of Chinese department

  • Extensive curriculum development experience

  • An in-depth understanding of Chinese languages, history and cultural heritage Native Mandarin speaker with an excellent command of English

  • Experience in a bilingual work place

  • Team-orientated and collaborative

  • A commitment to student centred inquiry based learning

  • Enthusiasm for pastoral care and building strong relationships with students; this includes homeroom teacher and PSHE responsibilities

  • A growth-mindset looking to continually improve

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a new cultural environment



Application for Position:

Applicants please download and complete the application form and email along with a statement of educational philosophy and full resume to the Secondary School Principal: ssrecruit@vsa.edu.hk and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for position as Head of Chinese for Secondary Section - Native Mandarin Speaking in the subject line of your mail.


At VSA, we adhere to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which sets out to ensure children have the right to protection, education, health care, shelter, and good nutrition.


Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.


(Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only)



www.vsa.edu.hk