Social Development - Education
Aga Khan Academies
The Aga Khan Academies are an integrated network of residential schools dedicated to expanding access to education of an international standard of excellence to exceptional young men and women regardless of their ability to pay. Envisaged in Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East, the Aga Khan Academies foundational values include pluralism, meritocracy and civil society. Housed in spacious and attractive campuses with outstanding facilities the Academies offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum from Primary Years to the Diploma and provide a rich opportunity for both teachers and students alike to grow both professionally and personally. The first Aga Khan Academy opened in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2003, and construction of the second Academy is currently underway in Hyderabad, India. More information.....
With the aim of bringing diverse perspectives and fresh energy to the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa campus, we recruit annually a small number of recent graduates from well respected universities to serve as Aga Khan Academy Teaching Fellows. Normally appointed for a two-year period, the Teaching Fellows will have the opportunity to work with gifted and talented students from diverse ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. Following a summer training experience, each Teaching Fellow will live in an apartment in a student residence and work with Dorm Parents and Dorm Captains to promote community life in that residence. In addition, a Teaching Fellow may carry some of the following additional responsibilities:
Teaching under the careful mentorship of an experienced master teacher. Care will be taken to provide close mentoring of the Teaching Fellows, each of whom will be assigned to a mentor to guide his/her class/lab preparation and student assessment. Given their extensive involvement in campus life, Teaching Fellows are expected to teach fewer hours than a full-time faculty member.
Tutoring individual students or study groups.
Involvement in the administrative work of offices such as Admissions, University Counselling or the Dean of Students' Office.
Coaching athletic teams.
Chaperoning off-campus field trips.
Advising student clubs and organisations, including introducing new student activities to campus (depending on a Teaching Fellow's interests and experiences).
Engagement in the CAS (creativity, action, service) programme.
Ideal candidates will have the following profile:
Excellent academic achievement.
A record of significant involvement in residential, athletic and community service during university.
Genuine interest in and commitment to the development mission of the Aga Khan Academies.
Knowledge of the admissions processes for highly selective North American and/or British universities; the ability to guide Academy students interested in applying to such universities would be especially helpful.
Prior experience in the developing world is less important than openness to the learning one may experience there.
Based on the Academy's current anticipated needs, preference will be given to individuals with a strong academic background in SAT preparation/university counselling, Physical Education, Mathematics, French, ESL and Music.
Interested candidates should submit a letter describing their background, the basis of their interest and their qualifications, along with a current curriculum vitae.
Salary & International Package
Salary and package to attract the best candidate
AJS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND AJS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
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