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Engineering & Electronics Teacher

Vanke Meisha Academy
Shenzhen, China
US 3670 - 4520 a month
Housing allowance provided on a monthly basis
Annual airfare reimbursement of up to USD 3,000
Start August 2020
2 years
  • High School
  • Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer science
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Valid teaching credential
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer science; master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years of teaching STEM at the secondary level
  • Proficiency in C, Java, and Python; teaching coding through project-based learning preferred
  • Experience teaching structured curriculum (AP, IB, A-levels) preferred


Personal Characteristics

  • Committed to the learning and growth of students and teachers
  • Sharing good practices with colleagues, leading by example and promoting high standards in the delivery of the curriculum
  • Being fully involved with the life of the school both inside and outside the classroom
  • Modeling the highest standards of professional practice and interaction with students
  • Inspiring and motivating the School community towards high educational standards
  • Understanding, applying and sharing contemporary educational research, theory and practice in pedagogy, assessment and reporting
  • Demonstrating and sharing the importance of emotional intelligence and empathy in building trust and a positive learning atmosphere across the School community
  • Defining challenges clearly and seeks positive solutions, often in collaboration with others
  • Communicating, negotiating, collaborating and building partnerships effectively while relating to the whole school community
  • Understanding the different demographic groups within the VMA community and is able to work effectively with them 
  • Developing strategies to ensure educational opportunity for all students and staff
  • Global health insurance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Housing allowance provided on a monthly basis
  • Annual airfare reimbursement of up to USD 3,000
  • Pension plan
  • Holiday and allowance and birthday benefit
  • Generous domestic and international professional development
  • China social insurance
  • 178 annual paid non-working days
  • Mandarin classes
  • Bilingual staff to assist with any needs

The engineering and electronics teacher plays a critical role in VMA’s growing STEM curriculum: combining coding with mechanical construction to inspire students to explore the boundaries of the applied sciences. In addition to teaching coding, this teacher also manages students’ participation in national and international robotics competitions. To that end, we are seeking a candidate with a strong background in engineering and a history of cultivating students’ interest and success in the field.

Job Goals

  • To instill in students a high regard for studying robotics in order to advance their understanding of the discipline’s societal role in a technologically sophisticated world
  • To develop in each student an appreciation of and deep enduring understanding of the benefits of studying robotics since it makes possible new technologies that protect and preserve human life
  • To instill a desire in students to further investigate the benefits of studying robotics in order to seek answers to important questions about science can be ethically and humanely applied
  • To provide optimum opportunities for students to develop their communication and collaboration skills through well-designed labs and projects 
  • To provide a rich curriculum that encourages both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in robotics and in their personal development

Performance Responsibilities

  • Uses Next Generation Science Standards for Engineering (or a similar set of accepted standards) to develop and teach units of study
  • Designs project-based learning units of study to promote mastery of engineering skills and content
  • Teach the C coding language and embedded programming using Arduino
  • Be engaged in global communities of STEM teachers to keep VMA’s engineering and robotics programs up to date
  • Incorporate projects for local, national, and international engineering competitions into course assessments
  • Manage the engineering and robotics lab by assisting students with school assignments and fun exploratory projects and recommending new resources to be purchased
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Introduction to Vanke Meisha Academy:

Vanke Meisha Academy (VMA) is a private, international, bilingual boarding high school that contributes to the betterment of society by cultivating respectful, responsible, highly skilled leaders ready to be of service to the world.  Excellent teachers and a proactive counseling program deliver an innovative curriculum, emphasize academic achievement, impart healthy habits, and inspire student engagement and both interpersonal and emotional growth.  Committed to maximizing every community member's potential, we support over 70 student-run organizations and generously fund faculty professional growth.  We are proud to announce that, as a result of our efforts, we were fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)!  We have so far retained over 95% of our faculty and staff.  Finally, with plans to build approximately 100 K-12 campuses in the coming years, we will be seeking not only world-class classroom teachers but also talented, devoted administrators to fill a variety of director, coordinator, dean, assistant principal, and principal positions, and our commitment to internal promotion ensures extensive opportunities for career advancement and leadership.

Our 653,000 square-foot state-of-the-art campus is in the clean and beautiful beach resort district of Shenzhen, China.  The campus offers clean air and an impeccable natural environment in addition to gym facilities and beach access.  Furthermore, we are less than 30 minutes away from the bustling global metropolis of Hong Kong, and approximately 20 minutes away from the Shenzhen city center.

About the Curriculum:

The school is in its fourth year and aims to prepare students to succeed in the international university arena with the vast majority of students seeking to study in the United States upon graduating.  Our curriculum includes a blend of Chinese national courses, American non-honors high school courses, American honors high school courses, and Advance Placement courses in the experimental sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  Within five years, Vanke Meisha Academy hopes to establish a world-class International Baccalaureate program.

About Shenzhen:

Shenzhen, known as "China's Silicon Valley," is a large, young, and vibrant city with a burgeoning technology industry that promises continued economic growth. Despite its relative youth, the city is a bustling global metropolis with its stock exchange, 15 million people, highly developed and accessible public transportation, a growing population of accomplished, sophisticated, and motivated ex-pats, and access to all western amenities including food and nightlife. Furthermore, Shenzhen is located only 30 minutes away from the global financial and cultural metropolis of Hong Kong, one of the most developed cities in the world. Together, the Shenzhen and Hong Kong international airports offer you easy access to all of Asia. VMA is located in Dameisha, the beach resort section Shenzhen, which promises clean air, low traffic congestion, and fantastic living experience.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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