Job Description

AP Human Geography Teacher

Department:Instruction
Office:BASIS International Shenzhen
Location:Nanshan District, Shenzhen

BASIS International School Shenzhen is seeking qualified candidates for AP Human Geography Teacher for the 2019/2020 school year!

BASIS International teachers are knowledgeable, passionate, and believe in transforming education. As part of a uniquely collaborative and professional teaching community, BASIS International teachers motivate students to reach their highest potential, while also elevating their own skills through peer collaboration and a culture where learning is of the greatest importance.

As an AP Human Geography teacher, it is primarily your responsibility to develop engaging, content-rich subject specific lesson plans and to teach creative thinking and problem solving. You also have the opportunity to collaborate with other BASIS International teachers to create interdisciplinary lessons with other subjects the students are studying, such as history or science.

AP Human Geography teachers introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that shape human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth s surface. Other topics covered include map examination and interpretation, economic development, population geography, land use, and earth history. Concepts related to the AP Human Geography test are also covered. We encourage our teachers to bring their own excitement and passion for their subject into the classroom to spark students natural curiosity and enhance their interest.

Primary Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Prepare subject specific lessons in Human Geography.

2. Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade standard, in an interactive learning environment and delivering exceptional results for all students.

3. Implement BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students education is at an internationally competitive level.

4. Collaborate with other BASIS International teachers to form a community of smart, talented and interesting people who are passionate about education and readily willing to work in a professional, academic environment.

5. Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of students academic and career success.

6. Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect and individuality in all students.

Job Qualifications

A Bachelor s degree in Geography and ability to successfully pass a background clearance. In addition to a Bachelor s degree, a major (24-30 credit hours) or advanced degree in the teaching subject fulfills the highly qualified requirement. In some cases, a Bachelor s degree and documentation of passage of a state authorized subject test in the teaching area may fulfill the highly qualified requirement. Minimum two years teaching experience as a lead teacher required.

Preferred: Subject matter postgraduate work (Master s or Ph.D.) is preferred. Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence. Must be open to new ideas in teaching.

Salary and Benefits

Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS International Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, housing allowance, travel assistance, and more. Assistance in obtaining a visa will be provided.

Application Instructions

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