Job Openings (Pinewood) IB Psychology Teacher

About the job (Pinewood) IB Psychology Teacher

Overview of the Position

Pinewood seeks a dynamic and experienced IB Psychology Teacher to start on September 1,2023. We are looking for a teacher who exhibits excellence in the classroom, encourages students development as informed, ethical citizens of the world, and is interested in working collaboratively with colleagues. The ideal candidate will implement student-centered approaches to teaching and learning and work cooperatively with students, parents, and colleagues to create and support an inclusive, individualized learning environment with student success, academically, emotionally, and socially, as the foremost goal.

Our teachers are committed to ongoing renewal. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to their own professional growth, who are eager to work with colleagues in a productive manner towards departmental goals and the schools vision and core values, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy and strength of character in our students.

Prior experience teaching in an English-speaking school environment and in an IB school are considered strong advantages for the position. Teachers should be native or near native speakers of English.

Scope of the Position

The IB Psychology teacher reports to the Secondary Principal, the IB DP Coordinator and works closely with the Social Studies department chair, colleagues, students, and parents. Main responsibilities include teaching of IB DP Psychology classes and supervising IB Psychology extended essays.


  • Embrace the mission, vision and philosophy of the school
  • Prepare and teach daily lessons and complete the yearly curriculum as outlined
  • Prepare weekly outlines and course descriptions each year and submit them to the Secondary Principal and the IB DP Coordinator
  • Implement IB DP standards in course design and delivery, following the IB learners profile
  • Carry out advisory duties as assigned by the Secondary Principal
  • Supervise students in the classroom and during recess/lunch/school activities to ensure safety
  • Assist with order and discipline both in the classroom and around the school
  • Participate in the faculty appraisal system as designated by the Head of School and the Secondary Principal
  • Administer appropriate formative and summative assessments to drive student learning
  • Comply with all student SEN accommodations as identified by the school
  • Monitor student progress, including up-to-date and accurate record-keeping
  • Submit grades and written comments promptly as required by the Social Studies department chair, the IB DP Coordinator and the Secondary Principal
  • Communicate judiciously with students and parents regarding student progress and feedback
  • Make time during the school day for student and/or parent conferences
  • Attend weekly and monthly faculty meetings as called by the Head of School, IB DP Coordinator, Secondary Principal and/or the Social Studies department chair
  • Chaperone special school activities on a rotational basis
  • Participate in professional development activities throughout the year
  • Participate in evening sessions for parent/teacher conferences and other parent-oriented events


  • Bachelors degree or higher in Psychology
  • Valid teaching certification/ license relevant to the position
  • Native speaker of English is a strong advantage
  • Interest, initiative and drive to develop modern approaches to curriculum, teaching, and learning
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience working with students whose first language is not English and/or in an international school environment will be considered a strong advantage

Method of application

We welcome experienced, qualified candidates to send a cover letter and CV, in English, to [email protected] or by applying through our website. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.