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Global Perspectives and Research Teacher

Shenzhen Vanke Meisha Academy
Shenzhen, China
US 4500 - 5500 a month
Housing allowance
Flight allowance
Start date
Start July 2024
3 years
  • High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand


  • Bachelor's degree in humanities and social sciences, such as history, international relations, sociology, education, English, etc. (Master's degree preferred)
  • Teaching certification or license appropriate to the grade level
  • Experience teaching global perspectives, research, or related subjects
  • Strong knowledge of curriculum development and instructional strategies
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and action planning to improve student learning outcomes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with colleagues and engage with students
  • Ability to create a positive and inclusive classroom environment
  • Organizational and time management skills to meet deadlines and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and continuous improvement
  • One of our goals at VMA is to create an equal work and life balance, and we will also provide you with:
  • Multiple on-campus, domestic and international Professional Development opportunities
  • Competitive compensation
  • Holiday allowance and birthday benefit
  • Relocation allowance
  • Flight allowance
  • A pension plan
  • Global health insurance and Social Insurance
  • Housing allowance
  • Free tuition for VMA staff's child entering VMA
  • Paid public holidays, winter and summer holidays, Christmas holidays
  • Outings and various activities
  • Mandarin classes
  • Two 0.5-day paid personal leave per month and 15-day paid sick leave per academic year
  • Marriage leave, bereavement leave and maternity leave in accordance with Chinese laws
  • Join us in creating a community of learners!

Subjects to teach: Global Perspectives and Research Course for High School students.

Reporting to the Chair of the Social Science Department, the Global Perspectives Teacher will be responsible for defining the scope and sequence of the Year 1 course to deliver consistent, cohesive, effective instruction that prepares students for the core Research curriculum at VMA. The Research Course Teacher will be responsible for refining the scope and sequence of VMA research courses to deliver consistent, cohesive, effective instruction that prepares students for both the upper level of VMA’s academic program, and also the demands students will face in college and beyond.

Specific duties include:

  • Work in conjunction with a teacher cohort to develop a rigorous and aligned Global Perspectives curriculum focused on skills of analysis, collaboration, communication, evaluation, reflection, and research
  • Revise, in collaboration with others, syllabus for Global Perspectives and research courses.
  • Implement student-centered lesson plans aligned with daily learning objectives to actively engage students in the learning process
  • Guide students in collecting and analyzing sources to develop well-supported arguments and solutions
  • Integrate English language acquisition into daily lessons

  • Integrate rigorous and targeted formative and summative assessment as well as daily checks for understanding
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate student performance data to identify areas for improvement and develop action steps to enhance student learning outcomes 
  • Provide specific, actionable feedback in a timely manner in response to student work
  • Creation and revision of all assessments in conjunction with teacher cohort
  • Serve as a resource for colleagues in all departments who seek guidance about best research practices; advise on curriculum aimed at developing research skills and mindsets; and coordinate efforts to support students in their study of research
  • Active participation in regular meetings of fellow teachers of research to ensure consistent and complete execution of the curriculum as well as consistency in grading practices
  • Actively participate in departmental meetings, professional development workshops, and school activities
  • Engage in ongoing professional growth and stay up-to-date with the latest research and developments in global perspectives and research education
  • Work in close collaboration with the Social Science Department Chair to ensure alignment with—and to infuse research more effectively into—other courses
  • Teaching and ensuring that high standards academic integrity are maintained
  • Active participation in the process of devising a long-term strategic plan for developing and making visible student research skills
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)!  

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:

VMA offers three major curriculum programs: Sino-US Integrated Curriculum (US Track), Sino-UK Integrated Curriculum (UK Track), and VMAA Curriculum (VMAA, namely Vanke Meisha Arts Academy). Students in the three programs can apply to universities all over the world for further study, not just in one country or region.

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, 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 of Shenzhen, which promises clean air, low traffic congestion, and a fantastic living experience.


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This is a Direct to School Job

One of the world's most powerful nations, China's cultural contributions have influenced history and human development for thousands of years. Teach Away offers ESL teaching jobs in reputable language schools as well as licensed teaching jobs across China.

Beijing, China
Standard Mandarin
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons
Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)
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This is a Direct to School Job
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