Full-time teaching at SYA is a role that combines instruction, providing student guidance and frequent collaboration with faculty and staff from SYA (both locally and at other campuses) and at times other schools. Teachers are expected to use SYA’s mission statement as a guide to teach courses that focus on improving student skills in SYA’s four main areas of curricular focus: language acquisition, intercultural competence, independence and interdependence, and creative and critical thinking.
Math instruction at SYA is a collaborative process involving working closely with SYA’s Mathematics Coordinator and math colleagues from all SYA campuses. Our math curriculum is specifically designed to not only help students learn the content of the course, but to focus on building skills related to independence and interdependence. Students are charged to take control of their learning and proactively engage in the material in a fairly independent manner while relying on their peers for guidance. Math instructors are expected to maintain that structure and help students who may have difficulty with self-motivation and independence. A complete guide to SYA’s mathematics philosophy is available here.
To apply, please visit the SYA Employment website. Please ensure that you have all materials ready as you will not be able to pause and resume the process at a later time.
5 Years High School Math Teaching Experience. The language of instruction for this position is English.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to teaching salary, SYA will cover the expense of a furnished apartment rental and round-trip airfare for faculty member and accompanying family. SYA also contributes to faculty member's TIAA account and provides overseas health insurance.
About School Year Abroad
School Year Abroad (SYA) is a nonprofit, NEASC-accredited school with campuses in China, France, Italy and Spain. Founded by Philips Academy in 1964, SYA is now a consortium of 47 top independent schools. SYA’s hybrid approach to study abroad – U.S.-style education combined with local engagement through travel, activities and homestay – allows high school students to benefit from this rich overseas experience without losing a year of credit for graduation back home.