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Thank you for your interest in the opportunity to contribute to the work of UWC in China. UWC Changshu China is a fully residential community of 650 teachers and students living on our island campus on the Kuncheng Lake in Changshu.  Students in their last three years of formal education are selected  through the unique UWC National Committee System and come from diverse backgrounds and more than 100 countries and regions. The college is seeking to add to the existing faculty by appointing future focused educators, motivated to collaborate across disciplines to deliver a transformative education, allowing students the opportunity to learn experientially, in a residential context based on the UWC educational model. We are looking for committed and experienced educators who would like to equip the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, skills and aptitude they need to bring about positive peace and sustainable change in our increasingly complex world.  


  • UWC Changshu China Eucator Profile

The following openings are available in the 2020-21 Academic Year:


Position of Head of Department (HOD)

  • Head of Department: Individuals & Societies (IB DP Group 3)​ 
  • Head of Department: Math (IBDP Group 5)


Position of Faculty (Full-time)

  • Teacher: Economics (IBDP Group 3)
  • Teacher: Biology/ESS (IBDP Group 4)
  • Teacher: DT/Computer Science (Group 4)


Position of Faculty (Full-time)

  • University Counselor

Head of Department (HOD)

Position of Head of Department  (HOD) 


  • Head of Department: Individuals & Societies (IB DP Group 3)​ 
  • Head of Department: Math (IBDP Group 5)


Core responsibility


The Head of Department will report directly to the Dean of Studies.


He/she will have overall responsibility for the quality of the academic program and of its delivery within the various academic departments.  A Head of Department is a team leader whose main responsibility is to inspire and to facilitate the best possible teaching and learning in his/her area. He/she should aim to generate an enthusiasm for the subject amongst teachers and students and to promote the subject within the School.


He/she will liaise closely with other HODs to ensure the efficient and dynamic delivery of the IB curriculum.  He/she will also liaise closely with the Deputy Dean of Studies (DP Coordinator) and Deputy Dean of Studies (Head of Foundation Program) to ensure that curriculum, teaching and assessment goals are met and sustained. 

Teacher (Full- time) 

Position of Teacher (Full-time) 


  • Teacher: Economics (IBDP Group 3)
  • Teacher: Biology/ESS (IBDP Group 4)
  • Teacher: DT/Computer Science (Group 4)


All teachers at the School share responsibility for the quality of learning and teaching in the School.


Teachers at the School are expected to be highly qualified and experienced professionals in the discipline (s) they teach. Their role as educators at the School extends, however, far beyond the expert delivery of subject material.  UWCs provide a unique holistic learning environment in which faculty members are expected to build positive relationships with students and colleagues in pursuit of the movement’s philosophy and mission ( Teaching Staff are further expected to demonstrate their commitment to the specific UWC China ‘experience’ for students.


Teachers are responsible to the Principal. They will report to, and work with, the relevant Head of Department on all matters concerning the teaching and development of the subject and academic resources, to the Vice Principal (Academics), Dean of Studies and Dean of Student Life on matters pertaining to the broader curriculum and student-related matters, and to the Principal on School policy issues, contracts and employment.

University Counselor 

Main Working Relationships 


Head of University Advising, Other University Advisors, University Advising secretaries, Principal of  , Vice Principals of  ,   Heads of Grade,   Tutors, Boarding Houseparents, Counselors, Admissions, and External Tertiary Institutions.


Main Responsibilities  


  • To participate in the ongoing development and implementation of a careers education program for all grades along with other members of the University Advising department.  
  • To support students in their transition from Upper to Senior School with preliminary university information and guidance on IB subject selection.
  • To provide Grade 11-12 students guidance, information and advocacy as they navigate their way through the university application process worldwide.
  • To ensure that students feel well-informed, supported and empowered to identify appropriate universities that are a good match and present themselves to those universities in a manner that highlights their strengths. 

The school offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with qualification and experience. The school is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We actively encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.

How to apply


Please email the following to and indicate the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with three references)

Address: No.88 Kunchenghuxi Road, Changshu, Jiangsu, China.

Application will close on April 30, 2020​.