English Language & Literature Teacher, Middle School

Shenzhen Shi, China
Jul 13, 2020
Grade Level
Middle School
Position Overview: Due to border restrictions candidate must be within China.

The Whittle academic model is rooted in deep mastery of foundational skills and content expertise, coupled with support in developing a growth mindset that builds stamina, confidence, and resilience over time. Whittle School & Studios is developing the leaders of tomorrow with the skill sets to change the world. As a member of an interdisciplinary instructional team that employs project-based, personalized, multi-disciplinary, inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning, the English Language and Literature teacher will help students become fluent writers, insightful readers, confident speakers, and critical thinkers. The English Teacher will also promote the development of literacy, and the use of language, to construct personal and public worlds as well as facilitate students' full participation in a culturally responsive global society. In addition, this teacher will:

• genuinely enjoy the company of adolescents
• be committed to developing a relationship and sense of trust with each student
• seek to engage with students and the greater Whittle community both inside and outside the classroom in a variety of ways


We believe all children are naturally curious and born to be great thinkers, forming meaning from interactions with family, peers, teachers, and community. Core responsibilities of all Campus faculty members are organized loosely by the four program areas of the Whittle Ideal Candidate: (1) Core Curriculum, (2) Global Perspectives, (3) Personalized Pathways, and (4) Beyond the Core as well as those responsibilities expected as a member of a collaborative, professional learning community.

Qualifications and Attributes

Whittle School & Studios values innovation, risk-taking, and an entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for candidates who are individual and team contributors; who possess an entrepreneurial, innovative, and growth mindset; who are continuous and self-reflective learners; and have education and content expertise. The following are highly desirable qualifications for the listed position:

• Bachelor's degree BA/BS in specific field or post graduate work in subject matter required
• Master's level degree or above in content area preferred
• Linguistic proficiency in Mandarin Chinese highly desirable

• Holds a teaching license or teacher registration from home country

• Minimum 3 years of teaching experience, preferably in an independent school environment
• Participates in professional learning communities, grade-level teams, and other collaborative communities to design and plan instructions, to improve practice, and to achieve student outcomes
• Drive and energy to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment


Whittle School & Studios provides market competitive salaries for all our staff, as well as employee benefits which include, where applicable, Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance.

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