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Job Description
MYP & DP Design Teacher


The Design teacher will work collaboratively with other department members and support teachers as needed to develop common unit plans, effective and engaging learning experiences and assessment strategies congruent with WAB's assessment guidelines and curriculum.  The Design teacher will, whenever appropriate, employ an inquiry-based approach and differentiate lessons to support the needs and interests of individual students. The Design teacher is expected to serve as a mentor teacher, contribute to the extra curricular activities of the school and be involved in school development. The Design teacher is supported by the HS Head of Design in the implementation of the design curriculum, assessment and reporting processes.

The placement commences 1 August 2024. The initial contract is offered for two years subject to renewal. Please apply by following the link and submitting all the required documentation.

School Section: High School

Period of Appointment:   1 August 2024 to 31 July 2025 (subject to renewal)

The successful applicant is expected to have the following skills, abilities, knowledge, experience and qualifications:

Teachers at WAB:

  • Understand WAB's mission statement, core values and philosophy, and actively work to promote them;

  • Contribute to activities which enhance the life of the school community;

  • Demonstrate ongoing engagement with and understanding of China as WAB's host country;

  • Participate in school wide and section specific school improvement initiatives;

  • Engage in all duties relevant to supporting student learning;

  • Fulfill quality assurance expectations and actively pursue professional growth.

Knowledge and application of:

  • Contemporary teaching and learning theories and practices

  • Collaborative planning, teaching and assessment

  • Appropriate technologies to enhance learning on campus, online or hybrid setting

  • General Design content for MYP Design (G9-10 IB MYP) and DP Design (G11-12 IB DP) 

Personal Skills and Abilities:

  • Skills in working with a range of students of different abilities and backgrounds

  • Skills in inquiry based and concept driven approaches

  • Creativity, resilience and love of diversity


At least two years working experience:

  • As a full time Design Teacher in a classroom setting

  • With diverse students from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds including those with EAL, learning support and enrichment needs (preferred)

  • Teaching IB MYP and/or IB DP (preferred)


  • Bachelor degree (specializing in Design)

  • Recognized Teaching Qualification and/or Registration

  • Completed IB MYP and/or IB DP workshop (preferred)




Safeguarding Statement:

Western Academy of Beijing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

How to Apply

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