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Secondary School Math Teacher (Possible Head of Department)

MTK International School
Baku, Azerbaijan, Europe
US 3700 - 4000 a month
Fully equipped accommodation
Generous Travel Allowance & Airport Collection
Start date
Start September 2024
1 year
  • Middle School, High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Middle & Secondary Education
  • Teaching Credential/License


  • Qualified Teacher Status achieved in one of the following countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, or the USA.
  • Experience in teaching Maths to students aged 11 – 18, using one of the above national curricula.
  • A positive work ethic and a high level of self-motivation; the willingness to act as a role model and mentor, to students and colleagues.
  • A passion for teaching EAL/ESL learners in a mixed-ability environment.
  • Cultural sensitivity and intercultural communication competence; the ability to relate positively to colleagues who were raised in a distinctly different culture.  
  • Perseverance and a willingness to find complex practical solutions to everyday problems; patience, emotional stability, and a positive outlook.
  • A commitment to being an excellent ambassador for our school within the Baku community.

Also desirable would be:

  • Experience in teaching the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum in the relevant subjects.
  • Experience in leading personal challenge and development programs such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; experience in leading charity and community outreach projects.
  • Experience in leading appraisal and/or staff training; experience in school management.
  • Specific EAL / ESL experience or qualifications.
  • Experience working in an international setting within a team that has a high proportion of host-country nationals.
  • Experience living and working in the post-Soviet space.
  • Proficiency in Azerbaijani, Russian, or Turkish language.
  • A highly competitive net salary
  • A performance bonus
  • A travel and relocation allowance
  • Fully equipped accommodation
  • Comprehensive medical insurance for the employee and up to 2 dependents as standard
  • A school laptop
  • Lunch in the school canteen
  • Free tuition for up to 2 dependent children of any age as a standard

We seek a qualified secondary teacher of Maths for a rapidly expanding tier-one international school in Baku, Azerbaijan. The post is suitable for an individual who is highly capable and self-motivated. This is an opportunity to join a great team and make a genuine difference, educating the upcoming elite of a young country with a promising future.

The key duties can be summarised as follows:

  • Fulfilling a full-time teaching timetable: the successful applicant will teach Secondary Mathematics to children of a range of abilities from across the Secondary age range (Grades 6-12, ages 10-18).
  • Modelling teaching and team teaching: the successful applicant will be passionate about supporting their colleagues’ professional development in various ways.
  • Supporting school events, the extra-curricular program, and other initiatives: the successful applicant should be a team player willing to assist with various school projects and initiatives.

The position will suit a committed, enthusiastic teaching professional possessing the correct blend of moral purpose, teaching, and interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

About MTK:

MTK school is located in Baku, Azerbaijan, and moved to a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the country’s capital in August 2018.  A prestigious local private school educating the children of the country’s business elite, MTK is close to becoming an international school offering an English instruction curriculum.

The school is comprised of a Preschool for ages 2-6, a Primary School for ages 6-11 (Grades 1-5), and an international stream Secondary school for ages 11-18 (Grades 6-12) (offering Cambridge IGCSE and AS/A-Levels). The pupil roll is around 750 in total.   

The successful applicant will work in close cooperation with predominantly local staff, supported by four expatriate teachers who discharge different subject-teaching and leadership responsibilities within the International Stream: Secondary. 

MTK employs an expatriate staff of thirteen fully certified teachers across the Preschool, Primary School, and Secondary School and an expatriate School Principal.

How to apply:

Requested to provide a well-presented curriculum vitae, including full name, recent photograph, clear details of relevant qualifications, an accurate, clear chronology of teaching experience (with all gaps in employment since your initial teacher training accounted for), and, finally, a personal statement/statement of teaching philosophy.

MTK closely follows safer recruitment practices and all applicants are subject to rigorous reference and background/police checks.

Contract start date:  Monday, 2nd September; relocation before that date, between 20th and 29th August is advisable.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

MTK International School is an international center of excellence within an Azerbaijani context, delivering an education that will fully prepare students to take their places in the modern world.

Our centrally located campus provides a world-class learning environment, equipped with modern educational resources, a powerful IT infrastructure, and the full range of on-site facilities required by any tier-one school.

Our school curriculum focuses on personal, academic, and 21st-century learning strategies that will prepare children for the world of tomorrow, at home, or abroad.  Focusing solely on academic achievement is no longer sufficient to guarantee success; children and adults need a broader range of skills and knowledge to call upon in a fast-changing world. The MTK International School’s Curriculum provides a wide variety of studies designed to foster the development of intellectual growth, physical and emotional health, creativity, and an empathetic spirit.

We currently provide an exceptional education to children aged 2 to 17, offering the full range of Preschool, Primary, and Secondary education.

Our mission is to help every child fulfill his or her potential, to succeed in a fast-changing, exciting 21st-century working environment, and also to live a happy, fulfilled life as a part of the Baku and wider global community. Our school ensures that its students reach their full academic potential whilst also developing a broad range of skills, talents, and abilities.

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