IB Psychology Teacher Required to start from Aug.
Our client serves the educational needs of both the local and expatriate communities in Macau educating students from Kindergarten through to Secondary.
Founded in 1988, the school follows the English Curriculum with some adaptation with materials from Singapore, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and Hong Kong, while the Chinese Curriculum comes from Hong Kong and the United States. The curriculum aims to develop character and build capacity for service while promoting academic excellence, along with internationally recognised programmes such as International Baccalaureate (IB) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
The enrolment is currently over 650 students with a teaching and support staff of more than 100 people representing more than 15 different countries.
IB Psychology Teacher
Enkindle secondary students in Psychology, support them think critically, systematically acquire knowledge to master the subject, and naturally excel in their IB assessments.
The secondary department includes students from Form 3 to Form 6 (generally aged 14 to 18). The class size is usually about 20, although the maximum capacity is 25 students per class. Most students enter School of the Nations as ESL learners but by Form 3 most are approaching natural-level proficiency. We emphasize vertical and horizontal collaboration between teachers and expect teachers to work diligently for their students’ character development, thinking skills, academic performance, spirit of service, emotional, and physical health.
Students enter adolescence, also known as youth, in Secondary school. This is a period of life characterized by blossoming capacities, strength, and vigour. We believe youth possess great potential to bring about constructive change and have an expanding capacity for meaningful service. Their sense of purpose and thirst for knowledge finds expression through greater ownership of their learning and growth. Our secondary programme aims to assist students to further develop their intellectual capacities along with the qualities, attitudes, and understandings that will enable them to make growing contributions to society. Through rigorous academic training spanning a variety of subjects, they are prepared to succeed in IGCSE exams in Form 4, the IB Diploma Programme in Form 6, and their further studies upon graduation.
Working Hours & Schedule
Teachers have 36 working hours per week, which is comprised of up to twenty 45-minute teaching periods, various responsibilities, and some planning time.
There are about 30 days of Macau and school holidays throughout the year which includes both Winter and Chinese Spring Festival breaks, plus about 50 days of summer holidays. Monthly working Saturdays—which often foster community engagement and extension activities—allow us to lengthen our holidays while still meeting contact day requirements.
Compensation & Benefits
The annual base salary, including housing allowance, is approximately US$44,000, after tax, and is slightly increased based on years of experience. This does not include the annual travel allowance, new year’s bonus, pension contributions, and a yearly re-enlistment bonus equivalent to one month’s salary. Furthermore, the government of Macau generously provides a teacher’s professional development subsidy of at least US$600 per month. Taken together, the after-tax total compensation that teachers receive is around US$58,000.
Benefits include local healthcare coverage, reduced tuition for up to two dependents to enroll in the school, internal professional development, and assistance in finding an apartment including a one-week hotel stay.
A relevant bachelor’s degree (note: courses obtained at the Master or Ph.D. level and teaching credentials cannot be used to satisfy this requirement of the Education Department, but are highly valued by the school)
Fluency in English, which is the medium of instruction.
While we are actively hiring worldwide, due to the pandemic situation, candidates currently living in China or Macau will be given additional consideration owing to the relative ease of employment.