Role Description and Qualifications

ROLE DESCRIPTION

TASIS Foundation has decided to form a new school in Portugal and seeks qualified teachers who wish to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. Teachers at this new school will play a key role in developing and delivering the instructional programme, and support the Headmaster in building the finest teaching and learning environment, as well as supporting TASIS Portugal’s educational aims and overall mission.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will be a qualified teacher, preferably with a professional teaching certification, very positive supervisory references, and a demonstrated interest in all facets of school life. He or she will be enthusiastic about professional development, professional learning communities, and sharing and learning best practices in pedagogy. As an effective team member, he or she will strive to support both his or her peers, staff, and the school administration. Teachers with experience in international schools, domestic independent schools, and experience with either or both Singapore Math and the Core Knowledge curriculum will be given preference. Importantly, teachers willing to go the extra mile to support students, who believe every child can be successful, and who understand that together we can make a tremendous difference in the lives of the young people in our school are the sorts of professionals we want to join us.

English is the language of instruction and therefore teachers should be fully fluent in both written and oral English. Oral fluency in Portuguese would also be an asset. A pleasant and positive disposition, good manners, and the desire to be part of a teaching team is essential. Although a day school, occasional weekend participation may be requested.

Appointment Process and How to Apply

Candidates who fit the above description and agree with the requirements should submit full Curriculum Vitae (including comprehensive details of key achievements, experiences and responsibilities). Also include a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the job description, your teaching preferences, and a description of your educational philosophy.

Applications open on December 1, 2019 and will be accepted until all positions are filled. Data will be treated in conformity to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Become a Teacher at TASIS Portugal

Considerations Before Applying

We welcome your interest in becoming a TASIS Portugal teacher! However, PLEASE DO NOT TREAT THIS AS A ROUTINE JOB APPLICATION; APPLY ONLY AFTER CAREFULLY CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING:

No candidate should apply who is not willing and able

  • To support unreservedly the aims and philosophy of the school as stated in the TASIS Mission and Paideia Statements;
  • To take direction from the school's leaders;
  • To accept that the school exists for the benefit and growth of its students, whose needs come first;
  • To model the highest standards of moral and professional conduct both at work and in the local community;
  • To accept that work will sometimes require unusual hours, travel with students or to other TASIS schools, and an extended work commitment as long as school is in session;
  • To share their practices and be a contributing member of TASIS’ professional learning communities.

Successful candidates will

  • Be fairly compensated for their work;
  • Be committed to their own professional growth and receive regular professional growth opportunities within the school day;
  • Be held accountable, rewarded for outstanding work, and receive annual written performance appraisals;
  • Join a team of united, collegial, and supportive professionals.