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Description of School:

Founded in 2009, International School of Hellerup (formerly Østerbro International School) is a not-for-profit IB Continuum World School in Copenhagen offering IB Programmes from Pre-K - Grade 12. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education in a student-centered environment by empowering individuals to fulfil their human potential to become purposeful life-long learners and responsible global citizens.

Description of Position:

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic MYP Science Teacher to join our middle school in August 2023. This is a temporary cover position until December, with the possibility of extending the contract.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in developing and implementing an engaging science curriculum that fosters creativity, problem-solving skills, and scientific inquiry. The role will also include a class advisory.

This is a 75% position.

The successful candidate should:

  • Hold a degree in teaching and Science or a related field of study

  • Demonstrate recent and consistent involvement in guiding students through scientific inquiry and experiments and practical hands-on experiences.

  • Have experience in planning and delivering engaging science lessons that encourage investigation, questioning, critical thinking and collaboration.

  • Exhibit a high level of proficiency in English.

  • Differentiate instruction, materials, and assessments to cater to the diverse needs of students.

  • Possess outstanding collaboration skills and the ability to work with interdisciplinary teams.

  • Approach problem-solving with a positive and solution-focused mindset.

  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Be organised, reliable, and available for occasional weekend events or science-related activities.

  • Utilise strategies that empower a diverse group of students.

  • Actively engage and contribute to a positive school environment.

  • Preferably have working knowledge of, and experience with, the educational philosophies and practices of the International Baccalaureate, specifically relating to the Middle Years Programme.

  • Have the ability to teach another Middle Years Programme subject (an advantage).

  • Exhibit strong classroom management skills and willingness to work with younger students.

  • Have excellent pastoral care skills, as well as communication skills with parents.

  • Possess strong scientific reasoning skills

The position will commence in August 2023, and applications are welcome immediately. To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Middle School Principal, Abenaa Uttenthal, at the following email address: and include REF: - Application for Position as Science Teacher - MYP in the subject line of your email.

Please note that we will continually evaluate applications and interview candidates. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

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